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GeoPackage guidance

  • Posted on: 9 May 2017
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OGC Architecture Board (OAB)

In a recent OGC Architecture Board (OAB) meeting, the GeoPackage 1.2 candidate standard was reviewed and the OAB reached a consensus that the candidate base standard is ready to be released to proceed to an approval vote in the OGC, but that the Elevation Extension does not yet meet the criteria. This is not a repudiation of the work done to date. Rather, the OAB recognizes that elevation content is of general interest to OGC and ISO standards and thus the work should be as broadly applicable as possible. 

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,

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