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With respect, a spatial / geospatial component cuts across the vast majority of scientific / research data, a bit like having an “Integer IG”. The group would need to have a more unique mission in order for it to be worth time from other geospatially oriented groups.
There are both geospatial interoperability issues with much of the research (meta)data out there, and issues of effective research collaboration for geospatial data scientists. An IG charter that called out these issues, identified important relationships with other groups (such as the OGC University DWG or OGC-W3C SDW Interest Group to pick random examples), and specific goals such as advancement of O&M / SOSA / SSN / GeoSPARQL in research data might go someways towards activating the rather extensive membership list with which the Geospatial IG is blessed.
Best Regards,
Josh Lieberman, Ph.D.
Director Innovation Programs | Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Office: +1-617-431-6431 | @geospatialogist
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