Blogs

What is an Open API?

  • Posted on: 22 September 2015
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Carl Reed

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.

World Ozone & Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre provides data discovery and access through interfaces implementing OGC standards

  • Posted on: 9 June 2015
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Tom Kralidis, Data Management, Meteorological Service of Canada

The World Ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) is one of six World Data Centres which are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch programme of the World Meteorological Organization.

WOUDC Data Search

A letter about Point Cloud & LiDAR

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.

Information Sharing and Safeguarding – Collaboration is the Key

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

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