Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the OGC

3DIM DWG – 3d Information Management Domain Working Group

AECOO – Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator

AGILE – Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

Arch DWG – Architecture Domain Working Group

ARML – Augmented Reality Markup Language

AS – Abstract Specification

ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange

AUTH ie – Authentication Interoperability Experiment

BMP – Bitmap. A Microsoft Windows image format

BP – Best Practice

CADD or CAD – Computer-aided design and drafting

Cat DWG – OGC Catalog Domain Working Group

Cat SWG – OGC Catalog Revision Standards Working Group

CEN – Comite Europeen de Normalisation (European Committee for Standardization)

CGDI – Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure

CIPI – A 2002 OGC Interoperability Initiative focused on critical infrastructure protection

CITE – OGC Compliance and Interoperability Testing Initiative, the OGC's Compliance Testing Program.

CityGML – OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) Encoding Standard

COM – Common Object Model, a Microsoft paradigm to connect components

CORBA – Common Object Request Broker Architecture

CRS – Coordinate Reference System. Also CRS Domain Working Group.

CS – OGC Catalogue Service Interface Standard

CSW – OGC Catalog Service Interface Standard for the Web

CT – OGC Coordinate Transformation Encoding Standard

CT SWG – OGC Coordinate Transformation Standards Working Group

CTL – Compliance Test Language

CUAHSI – Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science

D&I DWG – Defense and Intelligence Domain Working Group

DBF – Data Base File, the Dbase file format

DBMS – Data Base Management System

DCE – Distributed Computing Environment

DCP – Distributed Computing Platform

DEM – Digital Elevation Model

DEMTS – Digital and Electronic Maps Transfer Standard (Russia)

DGIWG – Digital Geospatial Information Working Group

DGN – DesiGN file, the Microstation drawing format

DIGEST – Digital Geographic Exchange Standard

DLG – Digital Line Graph

DLM – Digital Landscape Model

DP – Discussion Paper

DQ DWG – Data Quality Domain Working Group

DS DWG – Decision Support Domain Working Group

DTM – Digital Terrain Model

DWG – Domain Working Group

DXF – Drawing eXchange Format (AutoCAD exchange format)

EA – Enterprise Architecture

EASIG – Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group

ebRIM – OASIS ebXML (OASIS Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language) Registry Information Model. See OGC Catalog ebRIM Application Profile: Earth Observation Products.

ebXML RegRep SWG – OGC Standards Working Group developing an an extension to the OASIS ebXML RegRep standard

EC08 Pilot – Empire Challenge 08 Pilot Project

EDM DWG – Emergency & Disaster Management Domain Working Group

EEA – European Environment Agency

EO – Earth Observation

EO2heaven – Earth Observation and Environmental Modelling for the Mitigation of Health Risks

EOSDIS – Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EPSG – European Petroleum Survey GroupEuroSDR European Spatial Data Research Network

ESDI – European Spatial Data Information Infrastructure

ESS DWG - Earth System Science Domain Working Group

EUROGI – European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information

FE or FES – OGC Filter Encoding Standard

GeoAPI – OGC GeoAPI Interface Standard (a Java application programming interface)

GeoRM DWG – Geospatial Rights Management Domain Working Group

GeoSPARQL SWG – GeoSPARQL Standards Working Group (SPARQL is a recursive acronym for the W3C's "SPARQL Protocol And RDF Query Language")

GEOSS Pilot ­– Global Earth Observation System of Systems Pilot Project

Geosync SWG – GeoSynchronization 1.0 Standards Working Group

GeoXACML – OGC Geospatial eXtensible Access Control Markup Language Standard

GETIS – Geoprocessing networks in a European Territorial Interoperability Study

GITA – Geospatial Information & Technology Association

GLS SWG – Geographic Linkage Service 1.0 Standards Working Group

GML – OGC Geography Markup Language Encoding Standard

GML in JPEG 2000 – OGC standard that defines how GML is used in JPEG 2000 images

GMLJP2 1.1 SWG – GML in JPEG 2000 Standards Working Group

GO – Geospatial Objects (a retired OGC standard)

GPC/GIS – GPC Global Information Solutions

GPS – Global Positioning System

GRSS – IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

GSDI – Global Spatial Data Infrastructure

GSDI Association – Global Spatial Data infrastructure (GSDI) Association

GServRestSWG – GeoServices REST (REpresentational State Transfer) Standards Working Group

HDF – Hierarchical Data Format

HTI – Human Technology Interface

ICS – Information Communities and Semantics

ICT – Information and Communications Technology

IE – Interoperability Experiment

IE3D Portrayal – 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment

IEC – ISO IEC JTC 1/SC 24/WG 8 - Computer graphics, image processing and environmental presentation

IEEE GRSS – IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

IEEE Technical Committee 9 (Sensor Web)

iEMSs – International Modeling & Software Society Secretariat

IES – Imagery Exploitation Working Group IETF – Internet Engineering Task Force

IETF – Internet Engineering Task Force

IJIS Institute – Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute

ILAF – OGC Iberian and Latin-American Forum

IndoorGML – common schema framework for interoperability between indoor and outdoor navigation applications, being drafted by the OGC IndoorGML Standards Working Group

IP – Depending on context, either Intellectual Property or Interoperability Program

IPR - Intellectual Property Rights

IPTeam – Interoperability Program Team

IS – Implementation Standard

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

ISO IEC JTC 1/SC 24/WG 8 – Computer graphics, image processing and environmental presentation

ISO Technical Committee 204 – Intelligent transport systems

ISO Technical Committee 211 (ISO TC/211) – Geographic information/Geomatics

ISOC – Internet Society

ISPRS – International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

ITU – International Telecommunication Union

JAG – Joint Advisory Committee between OGC and ISO TC 211

JPEG – Joint Photographics Group

KML – OGC KML Encoding Standard (formerly Keyhole Markup Language)

LBS – Location Based Services

LEAPS DWG - Law Enforcement and Public Safety Domain Working Group

LOS – Location Organizer Folder

LS DWG – Location Services Domain Working Group

MCP – OGC Marketing & Communications Program

Met Ocean DWG – Meteorology & Oceanography Domain Working Group

MISMO – Mortgage Information Standards Maintenance Organization

MLS DWG - Mobile Location Services Domian Working Group - merger of Mass Market and Location Services DWGs

MMI – OGC`s Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative (MMI) Phase I (2001)

MPP – OGC`s Military Pilot Project (MPP) (2001)

NCOIC – Net Centric Operations Infrastructure Committee

NetCDF – OGC Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) Core Encoding Standard version 1.0 comprises earlier NetCDF Classic and 64–bit Offset Format standards from UCAR/Unidata.

NGO – Non-Governmental Organization

NIBS – National Institute for Building Standards

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMA – National Mapping Agency

NRE – Natural Resources and Environment

NSDI – National Spatial Data Infrastructure

NTF – Neutral Transfer Format (in UK)

O&M – OGC Observations and Measurements Encoding Standard

OAB – OGC Architecture Board

OASIS – Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

OCAP – OGC Outreach and Community Adoption (now OGC Marketing and Communications)

OGC – Open Geospatial Consortium

OGC Reference Model – a complete set of the OGC's reference models

OGC–A – OGC Austral–Asia

OGC–E – OGC Europe

OGCii – OGC Interoperability Institute

OGF – Open Grid Forum

OI Demo

OLE/COM – Object Linking and Embedding/Common Object Model (Microsoft)

OLS – OGC Location Services

OMA – Open Mobile Alliance

OMG – Object Management Group

OO – Object Oriented

Open GeoSMS – OGC standard providing an extended Short Messaging Service (SMS) encoding and interface for communicating location content

OpenLS ­– OGC Open Location Services Interface Standard

OSF – Ordering Services Framework for Earth Observation Products

ORM – OGC Reference Model

OSCRE – Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate

OSDM – Office of Spatial Data Management (Australia)

OSGEO – Open Source Geospatial Foundation

OWS – OGC Web Services

OWSCommon1.2SWG – OWS Common 1.2 SWG 

OWScontextSWG – OWS Context SWG 

OWSC – OGC Web Services Common

P&P – Policies and Procedures

PC – Planning Committee

PNG – Portable Network Graphic

PubSub SWG – OGC Standards Working Group defining a standard that clearly defines a standard way to enable publish/subscribe functionality for OGC Web Services

PUCK – OGC standard defining a protocol for RS232 and Ethernet connected instruments

RCM – Risk and Crisis Management

RESTful – REpresentational State Transfer programming style

RFC – Request for Comment

RFI – Request for Information

RFP – Request for Proposals (or Participation)

RFT – Request for Technology

RM-ODP – Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing

RPC – Remote Procedure Call

RTD – Research and Technology Development (Europe)

SAA Pilot – Special Activity Airspace Pilot

SANY – Sensors Anywhere Consortium

SCOTS – Standards based Commercial Off-The-Shelf software

SDI – Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDTS – Spatial Data Transfer Standard

SE – Symbology Encoding

SensorML – OGC Sensor Model Language Encoding Standard

SF – Simple Features

SF CORBA – Simple Features CORBA

SF OLE/COM – Simple Features OLE/COM

SFS – OGC Simple Features – SQL Encoding Standard

SIF – Standard Interchange Format

SIG – Special Interest Group

SLD – OGC SLDSE SWG – Styled Layer Descriptor and Symbology Encoding 1.2 Standards Working Group

SLD – Styled Layer Descriptor

SMAC – OGC Strategic Member Advisory Committee

SME – Small or Medium Sized Enterprise

SOA – Services Oriented Architecture

SOAP – Simple Object Access Protocol

SOS – OGC Sensor Observation Service Interface Standard

SP – Standards Program

SPS – OGC Sensor Planning Service Interface Standard

SQL – Structured Query Language

SLD – Styled Layer Descriptor Encoding Standard

TIFF – Tagged Image File Format

SVG – Styled Vector Graphics

SWE – OGC Sensor Web Enablement activity

SWE Common – Sensor Web Enablement Common Data Model

SWG – Standards Working Group

TC – Technical Committee

TC P&P – Technical Committee Policies and Procedures

TDWG – Taxonomic Data Working Group

TEAM Engine – Test, Evaluation, And Measurement Engine

TIGER – Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Reference file (US)

TJS – OGC Georeferenced Table Joining Service Encoding Standard

TML – OGC Transducer Markup Language Encoding Standard (retired)

UCAR – University Corporation for Atmospheric Research / National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

UDDI – Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration

UML – Unified Modeling Language

Univ DWG – University Domain Working GroupVPF – Vector Product Format (US)

USGIF – US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

VR – Virtual Reality

W3C – World Wide Web Consortium

WaterML 2.0 – OGC Water Markup Language Encoding Standard

WCPS – OGC Web Coverage Processing Service Interface Standard

WCS – OGC Web Coverage Service Interface Standard

WCTS – OGC Web Coordinate Transformation Service Interface Standard

Web3D ConsortiumWfMC – Workflow Management Coalition

WFS – OGC Web Feature Service Interface Standard

WG – Working Group

WMC – OGC Web Map Context Encoding Standard

WMO – World Meteorological Organization

WMS – OGC Web Map Service Interface Standard

WMT – Web Mapping Testbed

WMTS – OGC Web Map Tile Service Interface Standard

WPS – OGC Web Processing Service Interface Standard

WS – Web Services

WSC – OGC Web Service Common Interface Standard

WSDL – Web Services Definition Language

XIMA – XML for Imagery and Map Annotations

XML – eXtensible Markup Language

XSLT – eXtensible Style Sheet Transformation