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The advent of I3S

  • Posted on: 18 October 2017
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Barry Tilton and Monica Wamsley, @TheGlobeIn3D

The future of mapping is coming — or is it here already? With the advent of Indexed 3D Scene Layers (I3S) as a community standard, everyone stands to benefit.

OGC GeoPackage: Expanding the Realm of Geospatial Capabilities

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
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David Wilson and Micah Brachman, PhD

An OGC GeoPackage is a portable database that may contain raster maps and imagery, vector features, and elevation data. GeoPackages are optimized for sharing and displaying these types of geospatial data on mobile mapping systems, and GeoPackage extensions may be developed to support additional types of geospatial data such as routing networks. This blog post will discuss what GeoPackage extensions are, how they are developed, and how they can provide new geospatial capabilities to meet the requirements of a diverse user base.

GeoPackage guidance

  • Posted on: 9 May 2017
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OGC Architecture Board (OAB)

In a recent OGC Architecture Board (OAB) meeting, the GeoPackage 1.2 candidate standard was reviewed and the OAB reached a consensus that the candidate base standard is ready to be released to proceed to an approval vote in the OGC, but that the Elevation Extension does not yet meet the criteria. This is not a repudiation of the work done to date. Rather, the OAB recognizes that elevation content is of general interest to OGC and ISO standards and thus the work should be as broadly applicable as possible. 

Leveraging the OGC Innovation Program to Advance Big Data Spokes

The NSF has an open program solicitation that seeks to establish more ‘Big Data Spokes’ to Advance Big Data Applications. An OGC IP initiative could help prototype and design a solution for Big Data Spokes, based on open standards, that could be further implemented in a Data Hub. 

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