Some of the points brought up by Ken Bagstad @ USGS regarding the US Semantic Technologies Symposium (http://us2ts.org/):
- Strong emphasis on ontology development than application, but limited mentioning of geo-semantics in the plenary track.
- Constant calls for more tools but no inventory of existing tools, strengths/weaknesses, and how they “might be built”.
The context to raise this issue: does the community (ESIP) have a clear big picture goals that goes beyond the ESIP bylaws?
Tools mentioned in Ken Bagstad’s email include:
- BioPortal and CEDAR (by John)
- k.LAB and Integrated Modelling