Working Groups

Metadata DWG

Chair(s):

Danko, David (Esri)
Eller, John (US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA))

Group Description:

The Metadata DWG 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.

Coverages DWG

Chair(s):

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.

Earth Systems Science DWG

Chair(s):

de La Beaujardiere, Jeff (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))
Nativi, Stefano (CNR Institute for Atmospheric Pollution Research)

Group Description:

The Earth Systems Science (ESS) DWG 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.

Current focus of the group includes:

Mass Market DWG

The mission of the Mass Market Working Group is to broaden the use of location-aware technologies in mainstream consumer and business IT infrastructures.

This working group has two broad goals. The first is to understand the implementation barriers for these interest groups and document them in a format that can guide future technology design. Sec...

The mission of the Mass Market Working Group is to broaden the use of location-aware technologies in mainstream consumer and business IT infrastructures.

University DWG

Chair(s):

Higgins, Chris (EDINA, University of Edinburgh)
Creager, Gerry (Texas A&M University Academy for Advanced Telecommunication & Learning Technologies)
Liang, Steve (University of Calgary)
Chou, Tien-Yin (Feng Chia University)

Group Description:

Mission

The mission of the University Domain Working Group (UDWG) will be to coordinate the common interests of OGC academic and research members in the following areas:

GeoAPI WG

 

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.

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] usgs.gov), Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

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