The open data movement has led to many national, regional and local governments publishing their data through portals.
Scientific and cultural heritage data is increasingly published on the Web for reuse by others.
The best practices presented here are intended for practitioners, including Web developers and geospatial experts, and are compiled based on evidence of real-world application.
These best practices suggest a significant change of emphasis from traditional Spatial Data Infrastructures by adopting an approach based on general Web standards.
As location is often the common factor across multiple datasets, spatial data is an especially useful addition to the Web of data.
This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time.It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February 2004 maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent.Our goal in writing this best practice document is to support the practitioners who are responsible for publishing their spatial data on the Web or developing tools to make it easy for others to work with spatial data.We expect readers to be familiar both with the fundamental concepts of the architecture of the Web [ In each case, we aim to help them provide incremental value to their data through application of these best practices.
Crowd-sourced and social media data are abundant on the Web.