Working Groups

Agriculture DWG


Lieberman, Joshua (Harvard University)

Group Description:

1. Agriculture Domain Working Group

Operation of the OGC Agriculture Domain Working Group (DWG) will follow the policies and procedures of the Technical Committee.

2. Purpose of the Agriculture Domain Working Group

The purpose of this Working Group will be to:

Architecture WG

The Architecture WG considers overarching architectural issues that are germane to multiple OpenGIS(r) specifications, including mechanisms for describing and invoking services in a heterogeneous distributed network. Chair: Doug Nebert (ddnebert [at], Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

Catalog DWG


Voges, Uwe (con terra GmbH)

Group Description:

The Catalog Domain Working Group is responsible for collection of requirements, technology discussions, presentations, and other activities related to OGC work on interface specifications for Catalogs. Catalogs enable the collection, maintenance, and access of content and service metadata for the dynamic discovery of resources. The Catalog Working Group is also the forum for discussion, development, and approval of Profiles of the OpenGIS Catalog Specification.

Coordinate Reference System DWG


Ryden, Keith (Esri)
Minor, Victor (Blue Marble Geographics)
Hedley, Mark (UK Met Office)

Group Description:

The Coordinate Reference System (CRS) Domain Working Group develops strategies for encoding of earth coordinate reference systems and transformations between coordinate reference systems. Also addresses units of measure. The group has worked consistanty on the joint OGC-ISO Document 19111 - Spatial Referencing by Coordinates and on ISO 19162 Well Known Text for Coordinate Reference Systems.

Coverages DWG


Baumann, Peter (Jacobs University Bremen GmbH)
Meissl, Stephan (EOX IT Services GmbH)

Group Description:

The central purpose of the Coverages DWG is to promote and oversee development of OGC Implementation Specifications for exploitation of, and accessing, coverage data, including images and other grid coverages. Secondary purposes include promoting use of these specifications, and refining the OGC Abstract Specification as may be needed to better support these specifications.