OGC Seeks Comments on GeoServices REST API Candidate Standard
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC GeoServices REST API standard. The GeoServices REST Application Programming Interface (API) provides a standard way for web clients to communicate with geospatial technologies, such as Geographic Information System (GIS) servers, based on Representational State Transfer (REST) principles.
In early 2011, Esri contacted the Open Geospatial Consortium about submitting the GeoServices Rest API as a candidate OGC standard. The API was initially developed by Esri and implemented on the ArcGIS for Server platform. This submission was approved through the OGC process and then a Standards Working Group (SWG), composed of many OGC members, performed a detailed review and rewrote the API as an OGC interface standard, removing Esri-specific software references. The OGC’s adoption of this candidate standard will provide the wider Web developer community with additional standards-based choices for leveraging geospatial information.
The candidate OGC GeoServices REST API standard documents are available for review and comment below:
GeoServices REST API - Part 1: Core (12-054r1)
GeoServices REST API - Part 2: Catalog (12-055r1)
GeoServices REST API - Part 3: Map Service (12-056r1)
GeoServices REST API - Part 4: Feature Service (12-057r1)
GeoServices REST API - Part 5: Geometry Service (12-058r1)
GeoServices REST API - Part 6: Image Service (12-059r1)
GeoServices REST API - Part 7: Geoprocessing Service (12-060r1)
GeoServices REST API - Part 8: Geocoding Service (12-061r1)
GeoServices REST API - relationship with the OGC baseline (12-062r1)
GeoServices REST API - JSON Schemas and Examples (12-068r1)
Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template