I am working on a new technology I would like to add it to the Technology Watch area. How should I proceed?
Start with going through the FAQ. If your new technology complies with the criteria, go to the correct section and create a new page using the toolbar at the top of the page. When creating a new page, you can start from a blank page or select a template. Select the template 'New Technology' in the EO Wiki space. Now you can start completing the template.
Yes you can. Simply by adding your Blog post as a new page ('Create' using the toolbar on top of the page). Before publishing make sure you add the label 'technology_watch' to the blog post. This will ensure your blog post will appear in the Spotlight section of the Technology Watch area. Optionally, you can add other labels as well. A good idea is to add one of the six New Technology sections as a label of the blog post.
What are the criteria for a New Technology?
We focus on technologies ready to go to market within 3-4 months (exception for Missions). They belong to one of these 6 sections: Information services and products, Missions, Satellite communication, Satellite imagery, Satellite positioning: GNSS & Satellite-AIS and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). They are innovative and have a clear positive impact on the user community.
Do the same selection criteria apply for future missions?
No. Future missions are an exception. Innovative future missions can be added to the Technology Watch area, even if they are still in the concept phase.
Should a New Technology already be fully operational?
It should be in the near future. The Technology Watch area is focusing on technologies ready to go to market within 3-4 months (exception for Missions, see further). We highlight the status of the New Technology on its main page. We distinguish three different phases: Concept - Demonstrator - Operational. The Concept phase is reserved for the Missions section.
How do I save my changes to the template?
While working on a draft page, based on a template or started from a blank page, you save your changes by clicking 'preview'. After clicking preview, your page will also appear as a draft in the draft overview that is accessible via the toolbar on top of the page. Every change you make to your draft page, will be saved after clicking 'preview'. Your draft page is only visible to you.
How do I publish my draft page?
The easiest way to publish your draft page is by clicking the 'V' symbol on top of your draft page when you're in preview mode. Once published, all members with access to the EO Wiki space can see and comment your page.
This depends on your way of working. You can decide to publish your page already in an early stage, even it is not complete yet, and invite community members to contribute to your page. This is in fact the power of the Wiki approach in which the whole community is invited to participate and share knowledge.