OGC Groups

The Earth Observation WG addresses interoperability issues of particular concern to members working in the area of Earth Observation. The EO WG is in the process of benig merged with the NRE WG

Visit http://lennier.gsfc.nasa.gov/eosig/ for additional information.

The Web Terrain Service Revision Working Group (WTS RWG) is responsible for editing the approved WTS 0.0 Specification for public release as WTS 1.0.

General WCS information is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wcs .

For further information by the WCS community, see the WCS pages at OGC Network.

This group was reformed as a Standards Working Group, please see the WCS SWG for updated information at http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/swg .

Web Coverage Service 1.2 Revision Working Group. The current work effort is to perform revisions to version 1.1 of the specification.

Arliss Whiteside was the Chair and and Peter Baumann the Vice-chair.  The WCS RWG members were:

The Location Services SIG addresses interoperability issues of particular concern to members working in the area of Location-based Mobile Services.

This project is now dormant.

The Feature WG develops consensus on geospatial feature geometry, identity, and relationships.


NOTE:  This group is Dormant.  The current work is being conducted in the GeoAPI 3.0 SWG .


GeoAPI aims to provide neutral, interface-only API's based upon existing and proposed OGC Standards. In short, the goal of this working group is to accomplish for GIS what JDBC achieved for databases.

The community may also interact with the GeoAPI at the GeoAPI's JIRA project page provided by JIRA Project Management.

The CITE Subcommittee will provide guidance to and advise the OGC staff on the operation of the Compliance and Interoperability Testing and Evaluation Program (CITE) of the Consortium. The Sub committee will provide a forum for an open, consensus discussion regarding approaches and issues related to conformance and interoperability testing becoming an inte...
The Information Communities and Semantics WG addresses issues related to services that might be developed to help users manage semantic differences in spatial data content and metadata.

The following is the official slate of members for the OWS Common 1.2**

  • Arliss Whiteside (BAE). Chair of the RWG
  • Rüdiger Gartmann (con terra). Vice Chair of the RWG
  • Peter Vretanos (CubeWerx)
  • Peter Schut (NR Canada/Geoconnections)
  • Stan Tillman (Intergraph)
  • Andreas Matheus (University of the ...

Chair: Ron Lake, Galdos.  Vice Chair: Clemens Portele, Interactive Instruments

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