Mike McCullough, Ph.D.
Citizen Computing Institute
647 E. 14th Street
New York, New York 10009
(212) 254-3582
mm@CitizenComputing.org

Collaborating to Put SVG on the Map

Abstract

SVG aspires to become an integral part of the daily Web experience. This raises the hurdle for its success very high. This presentation addresses challenges facing widespread adoption of SVG and discusses actions developers can take to help assure SVG's success. These actions include reaching out to developers at user groups and other gatherings, starting SVG user groups, letter-writing campaigns to promote native browser support, participating in online support forums and open source development projects, offering SVG classroom instruction, collaborating on potential SVG killer apps and promulgating SVG use among particular communities. Sample work is demonstrated from the Citizen Mapmakers project, an effort to promulgate SVG among environmentalists and citizen advocates.