The OGC requests comment on the Range Subsetting Extension to the OGC Web Coverage Service Interface Standard

Please note: This call is now closed.
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:00 UTC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard Range Subsetting Extension.

The OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard defines an open standard interface to access multi-dimensional spatio-temporal coverages, such as satellite imagery, image time series, point clouds, and meshes. The candidate WCS Range Subsetting Extension document establishes a standard way to extract specific fields from the range set of a coverage during server-side processing of a coverage in a WCS GetCoverage request. This operation is very common in many application domains, for example in remote sensing where it is known as “band” or “channel” subsetting and in climate modeling where it is called “variable extraction”.

All OGC standards are free. The candidate OGC WCS Range Subsetting Extension Standard can be downloaded below.

The OGC WCS Standards Working Group will consider all comments when preparing a final draft of the candidate standard. The comment period ends 7 September 2013.


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] (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template


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