OGC Architecture Board - OAB

The OAB is a forum to discuss the OGC-wide standards architecture.  The OAB considers architecture consistency and life cycle management of the OGC standards baseline. The OAB evaluates current technology issues and identify gaps in the architecture that need to be responded to by the Membership.   The OAB provides guidance and recommendations to the TC and the PC.


 OAB Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Standards Development  
    • OGC Standards Roadmap
    • RFC Reviews
    • Standards Life Cycle Management 
  • Baseline Harmonization and Innovation
    • OAB Review of ORM Development
    • ORM used by OAB as guidance
    • Work Item consistency
    • Technology Trends   
  • Additional Responsibilities 
    • External Liaisons recommendations
    • Interoperability Experiments approval
    • Conflict Resolution and Appeals

 OAB  Membership

Elected membership (term completion year)

  • Jean Brodeur, NR Canada: 2016
  • Arnulf Christl, metaspatial: 2016
  • Simon Cox, CSIRO: 2015
  • John Herring, Oracle: 2015
  • Frederic Houbie, Geomatys: 2016
  • Josh Lieberman, Harvard: 2016
  • Chris Little, UK Met Office: 2015
  • Andreas Matheus, U. of Bundeswehr (ITIS): 2014
  • Paul Scarponcini, Bentley: 2014
  • (vacant)
  • (vacant)

Appointed members of the OAB:

  • George Percivall, OGC CTO and Chief Engineer - OAB Chair
  • Scott Simmons, OGC Executive Director, OGC Standards Program.

Emeritus Members who have requested OAB observer status:

  • Ron Lake (Galdos)
  • Charles Roswell, Individual
  • Peter Vretanos (CubeWerx)
  • Martin Daly (CadCorp)
  • Rick Pearsall (Retired)
  • Nicholas Lesage (IGN)
  • Mike Botts
  • Satish Sankaran (ESRI)
  • (Doug Nebert was an OAB member at the time of his death)

OAB Policies and Procedures  - updated 2015-03-24