The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services.
This blog highlights several recent innovations in OGC processes: Changes in the OGC Innovation Program; Community Standards in the OGC Standards Program; and Geospatial Trends Tracking by the OGC Architecture Board.
For many years, the OGC membership discussed and struggled
with defining a process and set of related policies for accommodating
submission of widely used, mature specifications developed outside the OGC
standards development and approval process. Examples of these specifications
We live in a world stealthily powered by Web Services and
APIs: nearly everything we do on our laptops and mobile devices uses background
services to talk over the Internet. These services are especially important for
applications providing access to small subsets of information, based on a user’s
location, fed from large, remotely stored datasets. Any quality issues in the
communication between the applications and their backend services quickly
become critical, causing bad user experience for tens of thousands of people.