Blogs

Leveraging the OGC Innovation Program to Advance Big Data Spokes

The NSF has an open program solicitation that seeks to establish more ‘Big Data Spokes’ to Advance Big Data Applications. An OGC IP initiative could help prototype and design a solution for Big Data Spokes, based on open standards, that could be further implemented in a Data Hub. 

Innovations and Standards

  • Posted on: 10 March 2017
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George Percivall

Open Standards Development

This blog highlights several recent innovations in OGC processes: Changes in the OGC Innovation Program; Community Standards in the OGC Standards Program; and Geospatial Trends Tracking by the OGC Architecture Board.

The OGC Community Standard Process

  • Posted on: 15 February 2017
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Carl Reed

For many years, the OGC membership discussed and struggled with defining a process and set of related policies for accommodating submission of widely used, mature specifications developed outside the OGC standards development and approval process. Examples of these specifications are GeoTIFF,

OGC invests in improving Quality of Service and Quality of Experience

  • Posted on: 7 February 2017
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Ilkka Rinne, Head of Customer Experience and Interoperability, Spatineo Inc.

We live in a world stealthily powered by Web Services and APIs: nearly everything we do on our laptops and mobile devices uses background services to talk over the Internet. These services are especially important for applications providing access to small subsets of information, based on a user’s location, fed from large, remotely stored datasets. Any quality issues in the communication between the applications and their backend services quickly become critical, causing bad user experience for tens of thousands of people.

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