ProgrammableWeb, an online news and directory for web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) references more than 13,900 APIs, which is up from 6,000 registered APIs in May 2012. This phenomenal growth! The number one category of web APIS by far is Mapping with more than 4,500 APIs. This is more than Social, Mobile or Finance! Perhaps this is why over the last 6 months there has been considerable discussion in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) concerning APIs: What is an API, is there an ontology for classifying APIs, does the OGC develop APIs, and so forth.
i-locate, a project of Europe’s ICT-PSP program, provides the first reference implementation of IndoorGML. The i-locate portal provides an indoor counterpart to OpenStreetMap (OSM).
OGC now provides a WMS 1.3 Client Test that client developers can use to confirm that their clients correctly implement the OGC Web Map Service 1.3 Interface Standard.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Point Cloud ad hoc meeting on Monday 1st June. There were over 60 people registered for the event with approximately half that calling in via the goto meeting session.
For the past few months there have been discussions across a range of geospatial organizations about Point Cloud data, and in particular, LiDAR.
Last week the OSGeo Board put forward an Open Letter to OGC, ASPRS and ESRI. The letter can be found here http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/LIDAR_Format_Letter.
Below is the response from the OGC sent to the OSGeo Board.
When it comes to advancing information sharing and interoperability within and between organizations, jurisdictions, and geographies, collaboration across the public and private sectors is relied upon to help provide answers through a combination of technology, best practices and standards. Professional associations and standards development organizations (SDOs) are continually finding ways to reach across their mission boundaries to drive coordinated outcomes that benefit users nationally and internationally. While the alliance