OGC requests public comment on draft charter for new ‘OGC API - Catalogues’ Standards Working Group
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the draft Charter for a proposed ‘OGC API - Catalogues’ Standards Working Group (SWG).
The purpose of this Standards Working Group is to develop a new version of the OGC Catalogue Service standard for the World Wide Web.
The current versions of the catalogue standards (i.e. CAT 2.0, CAT 3.0) — developed in the early 2000s — are implemented in an operation-oriented XML/RPC manner that has contributed significantly to building distributed catalog systems but this legacy no longer fits with current web search and discovery practices.
The next version ("OGC API - Catalogues") will remedy this shortcoming and bring OGC catalogue standards into closer alignment with both modern Web usage and the practices laid out in the Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices document jointly developed by OGC and W3C.
Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a 21 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: charter-requests [at] opengeospatial.org (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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