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Google submitted KML (formerly Keyhole Markup Language) to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to be evolved within the OGC consensus process with the following goal: KML Version 2.2 has been adopted as an OGC implementation standard. Future versions may be harmonized with relevant OGC standards that comprise the OGC standards baseline. There are four objectives for this standards work:

  • That there be one international standard language for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on existing or future web-based online and mobile maps (2d) and earth browsers (3d)....

Catalogue Services 3.0 SWG


Voges, Uwe (con terra GmbH)

Group Description:

Catalogue Services 3.0 SWG

1. Purpose of the Standards Working Group

The purpose of this Standards Working Group is to process change requests to the Catalogue Services Version 2.0.2 corrigendum and publish it as a Version 3.0 implementation standard. The SWG will achieve this objective by evaluating and processing change requests received from the Catalogue Working Group members in support the objectives, audience, and scope described herein.

Sensor Observation Service

The SOS standard is applicable to use cases in which sensor data needs to be managed in an interoperable way. This standard defines a Web service interface which allows querying observations, sensor metadata, as well as representations of observed features. Further, this standard defines means to register new sensors and to remove existing ones. Also, it defines operations to insert new sensor observations. This standard defines this functionality in a binding independent way; two bindings are specified in this document: a KVP binding and a SOAP binding.