Spatial Data on the Web Working Group

End date 30 July 2016
Confidentiality Proceedings are public
Initial Chairs Kerry Taylor, CSIRO
Ed Parsons, Google
OGC Staff Contacts Ingo Simonis & Denise McKenize
Usual Meeting Schedule Teleconferences: weekly 
Face-to-face: twice annually, ideally alternating between an OGC TC and W3C's TPAC


The OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group (SDWWG) is constituted as a subgroup of the OGC Geosemantics DWG. It will operate in collaboration with a parallel group in W3C of the same name. Further information on the membership arrangements for the groups can be found in the charter. The charter for the OGC SDWWG can be found here.

The Mission of the SDWWG working group is to clarify and formalize the relevant standards landscape for spatial on the web. In particular:

–to determine how spatial information can best be integrated with other data on the Web;
–to determine how machines and people can discover that different facts in different datasets relate to the same place, especially when 'place' is expressed in different ways and at different levels of granularity;
–to identify and assess existing methods and tools and then create a set of best practices for their use;
–where desirable, to complete the standardization of informal technologies already in widespread use.
All working group proceedings will be available via W3C at .