Working Groups

Earth Systems Science DWG

Chair(s):

de La Beaujardiere, Jeff (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

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).

Workflow Domain WG

The mission of the Workflow DWG is to establish a forum for describing, discussing, and solving any issues related to geospatial workflows. By geospatial workflow we mean any workflows that contain any or all processes that relate to geospatial processes and/or data. The primary focus of this DWG is to help individuals and organizations to identify smar...

Security WG

Mission

It is the mission of the Security WG to establish an interoperable security framework for OpenGIS Web Services to enable protected geospatial information processing.

Background and Problem Statement

Current specifications of the OGC do not include security related aspects. In order to enable protected geospatial informa...

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