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Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIG) provide a forum for the discussion of business and technology interoperability requirements for given geographic region or information community.

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** - There may be Co-Chairs or Vice-Chairs that are not listed in this table

Domain Working Groups

Domain Working Groups (DWG or WG) provide a forum for discussion of key interoperability requirements and issues, discussion and review of implementation specifications, and presentations on key technology areas relevant to solving geospatial interoperability issues.

Subcommittees

A Subcommittee is a standing group (organizationally, a subgroup of the Technical Committee or the Planning Committee) of individuals composed of members of the TC or PC and Invited Guests, with a mission to provide recommendations to the TC or PC in some general area. A Subcommittee does not generate a Standard nor do they work on a Standard.

Committees

The OGC Planning Committee is granted authority to operate by the OGC Bylaws. Principal Membership is provided for organizations that wish to participate in the planning and management of the Consortium's technology development process.

OWS Common RWG

The following is the official slate of members for the OWS Common 1.2**
RWG.

  • Arliss Whiteside (BAE). Chair of the RWG
  • Rüdiger Gartmann (con terra). Vice Chair of the RWG
  • Peter Vretanos (CubeWerx)
  • Peter Schut (NR Canada/Geoconnections)
  • Stan Tillman (Intergraph)
  • Andreas Matheus (University of the ...

Context RWG

Chair(s):

Kralidis, Tom (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Daly, Martin (cadcorp (Computer Aided Development Corp.) Ltd.)

Group Description:

This the Revision Working Group for the completion of a new revision to the Web Map Context Implementation The version will be 1.2. Date of the formation of the new RWG was 4/25/07.

The Chair and Vice-Chair are to be elected. The official slate of members is:

Web Feature Service DWG

Chair(s):

Daly, Martin (cadcorp (Computer Aided Development Corp.) Ltd.)

Group Description:

The WFS DWG provides a forum to

  1. Discuss requirements for the WFS and Filter specifications
  2. Develop Change Request Proposals for the WFS and Filter specs
  3. Provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and evaluation of profiles of the WFS specification and
  4. Provide a forum for presentations on uses and implementations of the WFS and Filter specifications in the marketplace.

University DWG

Chair(s):

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:

Metadata DWG

Chair(s):

Danko, David (Esri)

Group Description:

The Metadata DWG addresses issues related to how metadata must be specified in OpenGIS Specifications to fully enable certain services in the OpenGIS Service Architecture. Maintains close correspondence between ISO TC/211 metadata standard and OpenGIS Specification's handling of metadata.

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