Metadata is critical for geospatial resource discovery, determination of fitness for purpose, and more, but the standards and guidelines regarding its use and upkeep require an update.
Carl Reed's blog
Geonovum, Netherlands has the task to provide better access to geo-information in the public sector. To fulfil this task, we at Geonovum develop and manage the required geo-standards. Of course we base our geo-standards on the international ISO and OGC geo-standards.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued official corrigenda for the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Core Service Interface Standard and for OGC GML Coverages (GMLCOV) 1.0.1.A corrigendum is issued to correct known deficiencies or schema errors in an existing OGC standard.
Back in 2000, the OGC Members determined that the W3C XLink recommendation was well suited to the requirements for GML 2.0 as well as other OGC standards. However, at that time, W3C did not have a XLink schema. Therefore, the OGC Members decided to define an OGC XLink schema that was based on the W3C XLink recommendation. This XLink schema is now used in numerous OGC standards (See below).
There seems to be some confusion as to how OGC Change Requests (CRs) are processed and how quickly the process takes, so here’s some useful information.
Apologies in advance for the length of this posting!
In early 2009, the OGC Members approved a change in policy with regard to how change requests to existing OGC standards would be processed:
• Only official Change Requests would be considered. The Members felt that a formal CR submission and tracking process was required to strengthen standards revision life cycle maintenance and configuration management.