Tag Archives: OGC

FGDC Approves External Standards

GeoCommunity reports that the FGDC has approved external standards, including standards developed by the OGC.

Here is an excerpt from the press release: The US Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Steering Committee has officially endorsed a group of OGC standards along with other standards developed externally to FGDC. These standards play an important role in enabling interoperability as part of the Geospatial Platform for GeoOneStop, place-based initiatives, and other potential future programs of the FGDC. The Steering Committee endorsed standards from the OGC, ISO TC211 and ANSI (INCITS L1) standards development organizations.

The Sunburned Surveyor

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Proposed OGC Standard for Geosynchronization

After reading about it on the OSGeo-Discuss list, I wanted to share this with you, but Geoff was faster than I! Geoff summarizes the Proposed OGC Standard for Geosynchronization.

From the Geosyncronization 1.0 SWG website: "Regardless of the nature of the collaboration, there is a need for a service to mediate the interaction between data providers and outside entities acting as data collectors. The service must support data entry with validation, notification of changes to interested parties and allow replication of the data provider's features.

A Geosynchronization service, deployed by a data provider, sits between the features a provider offers via a WFS and data collectors. It allows data collectors to submit new data or make modifications to existing features without directly affecting the features in the provider's data store(s) until validation has been applied thus ensuring that the data published by the provider is of high quality."

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Publicly Available WMTS 1.0.0 Implementation

I work for CARIS and we recently implemented the OGC WMTS (Web Map Tile Service) 1.0.0 specification. It's a fairly new specification and I'd like to share this with the community for those that are interested. Some summary details of it are summarized in a blog entry I made a few months back. To help the community, we have a publicly available WMTS for people to try out for themselves. Our web client product (Spatial Fusion Viewer) can connect to any valid WMTS, and any people developing or have existing WMTS 1.0.0 clients can connect to our public WMTS that is included as a part of Spatial Fusion Server.

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