The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the Geospatial Coverages Data Cube Community Practice document.
Data Cubes for geospatial information provide the means to integrate observations and other types of geospatial data for use in multiple applications through simplified access and efficient analytics. Using the geospatial ‘Coverages’ (e.g. rasters and imagery) data structure, the Community Practice document defines requirements for a geospatial coverages data cube infrastructure and guidelines for enhancements and extensions to the basic core.
A Data Cube is a multi-dimensional ("n-D") array of values. Even though it is called a “cube,” it can be 1-dimensional, 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, or higher-dimensional. The dimensions may be coordinates or enumerations, e.g. categories. A Geospatial Coverage Data Cube is a Data Cube established on the basis of the Geospatial Coverage standard with a grid system for data with one or more coordinate dimensions for space and time.
The document captures effective practices for Geospatial Data Cubes based on several communities that have implemented and are running operational geospatial data cubes. The objective of the document is to promote coordination and common terminology that could lead to federated Geospatial Data Cubes Services.
Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) Please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template