The Open Geospatial
Consortium (OGC®) members are seeking comments on three candidate
standards – the OGC CF-netCDF Primer, OGC Network Common Data Form
(NetCDF) Core Encoding Standard, and the OGC NetCDF Binary Encoding
Extension Standard - NetCDF Classic and 64-bit Offset Format.
Common Data Form) is comprised of a data
model for array-oriented scientific data, related access libraries,
and a machine-independent data format. Together, the interfaces,
libraries, and format support the creation, access, and sharing
of georeferenced scientific data.
NetCDF and CF-NetCDF
were developed by the weather and climate communities and have been
maintained by the University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) (www.ucar.edu).
These standards has been formally recognized by US Government
standards bodies. UCAR introduced NetCDF into the OGC as a candidate
OGC standard to encourage broader international use and greater
interoperability among clients and servers interchanging data in
binary form. Establishing CF-netCDF as an OGC standard for binary
encoding will enable standard delivery of data in binary form via
several OGC service interface standards, including the OGC Web
Coverage Service (WCS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Sensor
Observation Service (SOS) Interface Standards.
organizations submitted these candidate
standards to the Open Geospatial Consortium:
Environment Research Council (NERC)
Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The candidate OGC
OGC standards and information about
submitting comments on this document are available below. The public comment period closes on 7 October ,