Standards Working Groups

Web Mapping Service 1.4 SWG

1.    Web Mapping Service (WMS) 1.4 SWG


2.    Purpose of the Standards Working Group

The purpose of this Standards Working Group is to finish the Web mapping Service (WMS) Version 1.4 Standard. It will achieve this objective by evaluating and processing the Change Requests listed in Section 3, ensuring that the standard is consistent with the OGC baseline and business plan.


1. ARML 2.0 Standards Working Group

ARML (Augmented Reality Markup Language) 1.0 is a descriptive, XML based data format, specifically targeted for mobile Augmented Reality (AR) applications. ARML focuses on mapping georeferenced Points of Interest (POIs) and their metadata, as well as mapping data for the POI content providers publishing the POIs to the AR application. ARML was defined in late 2009 by the creators of the Wikitude World Browser to enable developers to create content for Augmented Reality Browsers.


1. Geography Markup Language 3.3 SWG (GML SWG)


2. Purpose of this Standards Working Group

The purpose of the GML SWG is to revise the OpenGIS® Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard. The standard is also published by ISO as ISO 19136:2007.

Simple Features SWG

1.    ISO Simple Features
A Standard working group is being formed to work on the ISO version of the Simple Features specification. The intent is to create a fully harmonized standard so that the OGC and ISO standards and the SQL/MM Part 3 spatial versions are harmonized at the end of the work of the  SWG. A summary SWG description is given here and expanded below:


ISO 19125: Simple Features


Update the ISO 19125 (OGC) Simple Features standard to