GML simple features profile: Request for Comments

Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called GML simple features profile. OGC invites public comment on a candidate specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification Profile. The purpose of this Request for Comment (RFC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for GML simple features profile. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Mon, 2005-05-23 17:00
Close request period: Fri, 2005-06-17 17:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Tue, 2005-07-05 17:00
Begin request period: Thu, 2005-08-04 17:00


This profile defines a restricted but useful subset of XML-Schema and GML to lower the "implementation bar" of time and resources required for an organization to commit for developing software that supports GML. It is hoped that by lowering the effort required to manipulate XML encoded feature data, organizations will be encouraged to invest more time and effort to take greater advantage of GML's rich functionality.
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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