OGC Update Blog Archive

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

  • Posted on: 24 April 2017
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Luis Bermudez

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. 

OGC invests in improving Quality of Service and Quality of Experience

  • Posted on: 7 February 2017
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Ilkka Rinne, Head of Customer Experience and Interoperability, Spatineo Inc.

We live in a world stealthily powered by Web Services and APIs: nearly everything we do on our laptops and mobile devices uses background services to talk over the Internet. These services are especially important for applications providing access to small subsets of information, based on a user’s location, fed from large, remotely stored datasets. Any quality issues in the communication between the applications and their backend services quickly become critical, causing bad user experience for tens of thousands of people.

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