Working Groups

Geosemantics DWG

The scope of the Geosemantics DWG is any aspect of conceptual modeling and formal representation of geospatial knowledge which advances the the geospatial interoperability mission of OGC. A particular focus will be the adoption or development of tools and methods in support of these activities.

It is the mission of the Geosemantics DWG to establish an interoperable and actionable semantic framework for representing the geospatial knowledge domains of information communities as well as mediating between them.

Security WG


It is the mission of the Security WG to establish an interoperable security framework for OpenGIS Web Services to enable protected geospatial information processing.

Background and Problem Statement

Current specifications of the OGC do not include security related aspects. In order to enable protected geospatial informa...

Emergency & Disaster Management DWG

The purpose of the EDM DWG is to promote and support the establishment of requirements and best practices for web service interfaces, models and schemas for enabling the discovery, access, sharing, analysis, visualization and processing of information to the forecasting, prevention, response to and recovery from emergency and disaster situations.

Earth Systems Science DWG

The Earth Systems Science (ESS) DWG engages in outreach and dialog with the Natural Resources and Environment information community to demonstrate the value of OGC processes and standards, and to provide a point of input for new requirements.

Current focus of the group includes:

Web Feature Service DWG

The WFS DWG provides a forum to

  1. Discuss requirements for the WFS and Filter specifications
  2. Develop Change Request Proposals for the WFS and Filter specs
  3. Provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and evaluation of profiles of the WFS specification and
  4. Provide a forum for presentations on uses and implementations of the WFS and Filter specifications in the marketplace.