[OSGeo-Standards] GeoLexicon (OSGeo Glossary) pilot kicking off

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 14:04:10 PDT 2020

+lexicon at lists.osgeo.org <lexicon at lists.osgeo.org>

I'll answer your question in the generic sense. "How does any community
decide what is a defined term or not?"
I think there are two types of terms here:
1. Terms we have decided to inherit from another official glossary.
2. Terms we define within our community.

I'd suggest that each community should adopt a process for defining and
managing terms. In most cases, this process would be based on a guiding
template which we are yet to write. However, communities are welcome to
customize their own process if they wish.

On Tue, 18 Aug 2020 at 00:40, Carl Reed <carl.n.reed at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nice idea!
> However, just to follow up on what Rob said. How does one know if an OGC
> standard is defining a term or not? There is a terms and definitions
> section. According to recent OAB guidance, these should be normative T&Ds
> for that particular standard. That is all well and good but - unfortunately
> - terms do get defined in the body of the standard including in informative
> clauses. I am not sure how any app could identify these "dangling" terms.
> Cheers
> Carl
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 9:22 PM Rob Atkinson <ratkinson at ogc.org> wrote:
>> Thanks Cameron
>> Scott - I think we need to spend some time mapping out how "glossaries"
>> interact with specifications - and make sure we start off with linking
>> specification writing processes into terminology management - both as a
>> consumer and producer.
>> for the broader community, OGC is looking to leverage OAS (Swagger)
>> self-documentation capabilities - but at this stage we dont have a specific
>> project looking at how to link terminology and API and specification
>> processes together optimally, and if there are folk out there who feel
>> willing able and/or expert enough to comment on this any input would
>> be appreciated, and IMHO a best practice should be a key output of this
>> documentation project
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>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 12:14 PM Cameron Shorter <
>> cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hey Scott,
>>> I'm not sure if you've been CCed on any of the developments around the
>>> GeoLexicon project that we are kicking off?
>>> As you can see from the participants in the manifesto linked in the
>>> thread below, Rob, Reese and Ron are already involved.
>>> Beyond their contributions, I think the OGC could really help by lending
>>> your name to the project, and inviting OGC member organisations to stand up
>>> their own glossaries as part of the pilot.
>>> This could potentially start with a blog post that one of our tech
>>> writers (CCed) could pull together, based on our project manifesto.
>>> What do you think?
>>> On Mon, 17 Aug 2020 at 07:11, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi OSGeo folks,
>>>> A bunch of communities are coming together to address cross-domain
>>>> management of glossaries in a pilot running August - December 2020. In
>>>> particular, we will be building an OSGeo Glossary, as well as custom
>>>> glossaries for any OSGeo project that wants one and is prepared to help
>>>> select and define your term list.
>>>> Project manifesto is at:
>>>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fjrl34ErnYammel9WmvXJ3rMWFANjoSiiGyyNSYOXUg/
>>>> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fjrl34ErnYammel9WmvXJ3rMWFANjoSiiGyyNSYOXUg/edit#>
>>>> I'd like to introduce you to Ankita, Alyssa, and Naini who are tech
>>>> writers who've volunteered to define and document our processes and
>>>> glossaries. You'll likely be hearing from them over the next month or two.
>>>> Primary communication will be on this email list:
>>>> https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/lexicon
>>>> (Check your spam for your confirmation email when subscribing - gmail
>>>> seems to have picked out "lexicon" as a problem word.) We will likely set
>>>> up a slack channel as well.
>>>> If you'd like to join our kickoff meeting, please vote for your
>>>> preferred timeslot at:
>>>> https://doodle.com/poll/6uwxyngtse4rzxsk (Week of 23-29 August). (We
>>>> might need two timeslots)
>>>> Communities involved:
>>>> * Tech writing
>>>> * Data modelling
>>>> * OSGeo
>>>> * OGC
>>>> * ISO
>>>> Hope you'll join us,
>>>> --
>>>> Cameron Shorter
>>>> Technical Writer, Google
>>> --
>>> Cameron Shorter
>>> Technical Writer, Google
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Cameron Shorter
Technical Writer, Google
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