Later this week I'm speaking at GeoWeb about the current progress of GeoWeb standards, how far we have to go, and how to get there. We have KML and GeoRSS leading the way in searchable, linkable formats, but still a plethora of Shapefiles strewn about. There are questions of findability, semantic ontologies, durability, and expressiveness. What are the adoption rate of these formats and their utility in the future real-time, mobile, linked, open web?
What else do you think is the good and bad of GeoWeb standards?