The OGC requests comments on proposed working group to develop Earth Observation extension to OpenSearch


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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 UTC

17 July 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the charter [ available at: ] for a proposed OGC Standards Working Group (SWG). The new SWG will revise the Earth Observation Metadata profile of Observations & Measurements, an existing OGC standard for documenting Earth Observation (EO) product metadata. It will also develop a new, related standard to extend the use of OpenSearch for discovery of EO products.

The SWG will consider change requests for the charter that have been posted through 16 August 2013 via an email message sent to charter-requests [at] (subject: EOPMOS%20Charter) .

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