Thanks for your answers.


Regarding the map extension: I will definitely have a look at other extensions (Maps, Semantic Maps, Tetherless Map [1]), first. It is great to have already some KML functionality in Maps to build on. I will need a deeper look at it, before I know what it already provides and what still needs to be implemented.


Regarding my SMW development work: On the one hand, at AIFB/KIT this is very much project requirements driven. On the other hand, as a researcher I will always try to further explore exciting or innovative ideas by using or further developing SMW and its extensions. In that sense, what development work I do for SMW depends mainly on current and future projects and also on research interests at AIFB.


Regarding Selenium system testing: Ryan, it would be really great to meet up in Gdansk. I will write a separate E-Mail to you to settle date and time.







[1] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Tetherless_Map



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Benedikt Kämpgen

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National Research Center of the Helmholtz Association


From: Jeroen De Dauw [mailto:jeroendedauw@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 6:24 PM
To: semediawiki-user@lists.sourceforge.net; semediawiki-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [SMW-devel] I have moved



I'd like to add some exclamation marks to that. GIS functionality should definitely be added to Maps and Semantic Maps - don't go off writing a new extension! There are multiple reasons not to do that, which I'll happily sum up if needed.


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On 6 July 2010 16:48, Yaron Koren <yaron57@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Benedikt,

> - I'd like to have a go for an SMW extension that reads in KML [2] or shape
> [3] files, in order to show polygons on a map.

Maps/Semantic Maps added this feature really recently (version 0.6.4
a4):  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Maps#New_feature_to_add_KML_files_364

Support for shape files would be really nice as well though.

Yes,  support for shapefiles and other GIS data, plus greater support for KML, would be quite nice, although in my opinion that should all be done via the Maps and Semantic Maps extensions.

On that note, could you explain how your priorities for Semantic MediaWiki development work get decided, now and in the future? Is it entirely up to you what you work on?