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OGC network Common Data Form (netCDF) standards suite

netCDF is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. The conventions for climate and forecast (CF) metadata are designed to promote the processing and sharing of netCDF files. The conventions define metadata that provide a definitive description of what the data represents, and the spatial and temporal properties of the data.

The OGC CF-netCDF standard consists of a suite of standards that support encoding of digital geospatial information representing space/ti...

CRS Well Known Text SWG


2.    Purpose of this Standards Working Group (SWG)

The purpose of this Standards Working Group is to progress the Well Known Text (WKT) representation of Coordinate Reference System (CRS) definitions to the state of an adopted OGC standard and an  identical ISO International Standard. This will be achieved by processing comments received during the public comment period and ensuring that the standard is consistent with the OGC and ISO TC211 business plans. The work will be conducted jointly with ISO TC211.

3.    Scope of Work

Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative, Phase 2

The U.S. Census Bureau sponsored the second phase of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative, CIPI-2, an OGC pilot project. Census used the OGC's rapid-prototyping process to develop two prototype systems: an online system to update governmental unit boundary information for existing incorporated places, and an OpenGIS® Specification conformant server solution for Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER®) data. The specifications implemented in the prototype were WMS, WFS and GML.