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OWS Common 1.2 SWG

Chair: Jim Greenwood, Co-Chair: Rudiger Gartmann

Purpose of the Standards Working Group

The purpose of this Standards Working Group is to evaluate and work the proposed change requests assigned to the OGC Web Service Common Version 1.2. It will achieve this objective by evaluating and processing the Change Requests listed in Section 3 and ensuring that the standard is consistent with the OGC baseline and business plan.

Security DWG


It is the mission of the Security DWG to establish an interoperable security framework for OpenGIS Web Services to enable protected geospatial information processing.

Background and Problem Statement

Current specifications of the OGC do not include security related aspects. In order to enable protected geospatial information processing and licensing, it is relevant to describe how to handle security related aspects in an interoperable way. This can be achieved by leveraging existing IT-standards.


The goal for the OGC GeoSPARQL standard is to support representing and querying geospatial data on the Semantic Web. GeoSPARQL defines a vocabulary for representing geospatial data in RDF, and it defines an extension to the SPARQL query language for processing geospatial data.

The preliminary work on a draft of the candidate standard has been completed. As soon as possible, the SWG hopes to approve a 30 day Request for Comment for the candidate standard to the OGC Technical Committee and to the public. The resulting comments will guide the GeoSPARQL SWG in the finalization of the implementation standrrd, hopefully to be ready for a final standardization vote by OGC before the end of 2011.

OGC® PUCK Protocol Standard

This standard defines a protocol for RS232 and Ethernet connected instruments. PUCK addresses installation and configuration challenges for sensors by defining a standard instrument protocol to store and automatically retrieve metadata and other information from the instrument device itself.

Most sensor networks require careful manual installation and configuration by technicians to assure that software components are properly associated with the physical instruments that they represent. Instrument driver software, configuration files, and metadata describing the instrument and its ...

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.