Standards Working Groups




Purpose of this Standards Working Group

The purpose of this SWG is to revise the OpenGIS® City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) 2.0 Encoding Standard. The SWG will achieve this objective by evaluating and resolving submitted Change Request Proposals (CRPs) assigned to the CityGML SWG.

Image Georeferencing Service and Image Georeferencing Metadata Standards Working Group (IGS-IGM SWG)




2.    Purpose of this Standards Working Group

The IGS-IGM SWG will shepherd two OGC candidate standards through adoption as OGC Standards: OpenGIS® Image Georeferencing Service (IGS) (OGC 07-030r2, "IGS" for short) and OpenGIS® Image georeferencing me...





The mission of the WCS 1.2 SWG is to maintain and further develop OGC's Web Coverage Service (WCS) suite of coverage-related data and service specifications. "The Web Coverage Service (WCS) supports electronic retrieval of geospatial data as "coverages" – that is, digital geospatial information representing space-varying phenome...

GeoSynchronization 1.0 SWG

GeoSynchronization Service
Agile spatial data infrastructures based on OGC standards allow content provider organizations to deploy increasingly efficient networks capable of responding to dynamic requirements for using geospatial or location referenced content. In this context, content provider organizations are being more and more called upon to deliver current, timely and verified data over the World Wide Web.


1. OGC KML 2.3 SWG

2. Purpose of this Standards Working Group

The purpose of this SWG is to develop a first minor revision (V2.3) to the OGC® KML 2.2 Implementation Standard (OGC 07-147r2) to accomodate known issues and extensions identified in formal OGC Change Request Proposals (CRPs) and tested through implementation experience. The SWG will also make corresponding revisions to the companion OGC® KML 2.2 Abstract Test Suite Implementaiton Standard (07-134r2).

Styled Layer Descriptor and Symbology Encoding 1.2 SWG


1.           Styled Layer Descriptor & Symbology Encoding SWG

Styled Layer Descriptor and Symbology Encoding 1.2 Standards Working Group

2.           Purpose of this Standard Working Group

The purpose of this Standards Working Group is to compile, discuss, and process all change requests that have been submitted to the OGC related to the SLD and SE standards and create a new version of both standards to fulfill new user needs (e.g. 3D portrayal, thematic mapping, ...).