Over the next three to five years the Internet will be developing powerful new capabilities as it moves to Web 3.0 technologies and standards.
There are significant benefits for developers and users of next generation spatial infrastructures in gaining access to these capabilities.
Program 3 will concentrate on
- improving data structures and standards (through the use of Universal Resource Identifiers for identification of spatial resources on the web; XML schemas and Resource Description Frameworks that permit machine readable code to be controlled by plain English enquiries; and ontologies to permit the complex relationships between datasets and applications to be made so that automated processing can occur)
- developing rules and routines for linking federated datasets
- facilitating streamlined licencing of resources
- assisting with the design of next generation architecture through the use of test beds that will be established in existing operational spatial infrastructures.
Program 3 will not look to develop its own new spatial infrastructures, set out to create new datasets, or undertake activities that can best be done by the private sector alone.
P3 & ANZSM Workshops
Since January the Program 3 team has consulted widely with the relevant spatial communities to get input to the P3 Research Strategy which was confirmed at the CRCSI Annual Conference in May. A Benefit Statement has subsequently been developed.
Workshops were held to explore engagement in Program 3 activities during August and September.
P3 Technical Reference Group (TRG)
Arthur Berrill, David Lemon, Andrew Woolf, Joseph Abhayaratna and Chris Ekins
Terms of Reference (TOR for the TRG) [PDF]
The Master Plan and Governance document outlines the agreed strategies and governance framework that ALL Program 3 and any other projects interacting with P3 must follow. Please refer to this document within your proposals.
Master Plan and Governance [PDF]