OGC Groups

This project is now dormant.

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

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:


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 ...

The Metadata WG addresses issues related to how metadata must be specified in OpenGIS Specifications to fully enable certain services in the OpenGIS Service Architecture. Maintains close correspondence between ISO TC/211 metadata standard and OpenGIS Specification's handling of metadata.

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

The Natural Resources and Environment WG engages in outreach and dialog with the Natural Resources and Environment information community to demonstrate the value of OGC processes and standards, and to provide a point of input for new requirements. The NRE WWG is in the process of being merged with the Earth Observation (EO) WG.

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