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Technical Committee Policy Directives
Policies Related to OGC Standards
This document provides Best Practices and Standards development guidance that the Members have discussed and approved over the years. These Best Practices have not been captured in other formal OGC documents other than meeting notes.
Download: Policies Related to OGC Standards (06-135r11)
The Specification Model — A Standard for Modular specifications
This standard contains requirements for writing standards to be used for any document whose eventual purpose is the specification of requirements for software, services or data structures.
Download: The Specification Model - A Standard for Modular specifications (08-131r3)
Technical Committee Policies and Procedures: MIME Media Types for GML
This document provides guidance on GML MIME type specification. An Internet media type, originally called a MIME type after Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions and sometimes a Content-type after the name of a header in several protocols whose value is such a type, is a two-part identifier for file formats on the Internet. The identifiers were originally defined in RFC 2046 for use in e-mail sent through SMTP , but their use has expanded to other protocols such as HTTP , RTP and SIP .
Download: Technical Committee Policies and Procedures: MIME Media Types for GML (09-141r1)
OGC Naming Authority (OGC-NA) Policies & Procedures
This document describes the procedures used by the OGC Naming Authority for the assignment and registration of OGC names.
Download: OGC Naming Authority: Policies and Procedures (09-046r2)
OGC-NA Name type specification - documents
This document specifies a rule for constructing OGC names that may be used for identifying documents and elements within a document.
Download: OGC-NA Name type specification - documents (09-047r3)
OGC-NA Name type specification - definitions: Part 1 - basic name
This document specifies a rule for constructing OGC names that may be used for identifying definitions.
Download: OGC-NA Name type specification - definitions (09-048r3)
OGC-NA Name type specification - specification elements
This document specifies a rule for constructing OGC names that may be used for identifying specification elements defined in the OGC Specification Model – Modular Specification.
Download: OGC-NA Name type specification - specification elements (10-103)
The Official IETF RFC 5165 : This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that is engineered by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for naming persistent resources published by the OGC. The formal Namespace IDentifier (NID) is "ogc".
Download: A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)