Best Practices

Documents containing discussion of best practices related to the use and/or implementation of an adopted OGC document and for release to the public. Best Practices Documents are an official position of the OGC and thus represent an endorsement of the content of the paper. Schemas for some of these documents can be at the Best Practices Schema Repository.
Document Title (click to view/download)OGC Doc.# Editor Publication Date
Volume 0: Primer for the OGC CDB Standard: Model and Physical Data Store Structure  15-120r5  Carl Reed 2018
The CDB standard defines a standardized model and structure for a single, “versionable,” virtual representation of the earth. A CDB structured data store provides for a geospatial content and model definition repository that is plug-and-play interoperable between database authoring workstations. ...Click to continue reading

Volume 6: OGC CDB Rules for Encoding Data using OpenFlight  16-009r4  Carl Reed 2018
This volume defines the OpenFlight implementation requirements for a CDB conformant data store. Please also see Volume 1 OGC CDB Core Standard: Model and Physical Structure for a general description of all of the industry standard formats specified by the CDB standard. Please read section 1.3.1 of t ...Click to continue reading

Volume 8: CDB Spatial and Coordinate Reference Systems Guidance  16-011r4  Carl Reed 2018
Volume 8 of the CDB standard defines the conceptual model and the methodologies that allow the description, and transformation or conversion, of geometric properties within a set of spatial reference frames supported by the CDB standard. The CDB Spatial Reference Model (SRM) supports an unambiguous ...Click to continue reading

Volume 7: OGC CDB Data Model Guidance Formerly Annex A Volume Part 2  16-010r4  Carl Reed 2018
This CDB Volume provides Guidelines, Clarifications, Rationales, Primers, and additional information for the definition and use of various models that can be stored in a CDB compliant data store. Please note that the term “lineal” has been replaced with the term “line” or “linear” throu ...Click to continue reading

Volume 10: OGC CDB Implementation Guidance  16-006r4  Carl Reed 2018
This document provides detailed implementation guidance for developing and maintaining a CDB compliant data store. ...Click to continue reading

Volume 5: OGC CDB Radar Cross Section (RCS) Models  16-004r4  Carl Reed 2018
This CDB volume provides all of the information required to store Radar Cross Section (RCS) data within a conformant CDB data store. Please note that the current CDB standard only provides encoding rules for using Esri ShapeFiles for storing RCS models. However, this Best Practice has been modifi ...Click to continue reading

Volume 4: OGC CDB Best Practice use of Shapefiles for Vector Data Storage  16-070r3  Carl Reed 2018
This CDB volume provides the information and guidance required to store vector data and attributes using the Esri Shapefile specification in a CDB data store. All shape types are supported to represent point, line, and polygon features. ...Click to continue reading

Volume 2: OGC CDB Core: Model and Physical Structure: Informative Annexes  16-005r3  Carl Reed 2018
This document provides the Annexes for the CDB Core: Model and Physical Structure standard. The only exception is Annex A, Abstract Test Suite. The CDB ATS Annex is in Volume 1: Core document. ...Click to continue reading

Volume 12: OGC CDB Navaids Attribution and Navaids Attribution Enumeration Values  16-003r3  Carl Reed 2018
This OGC Best Practice, a volume of the CDB document set, provides a list and description of the instance-level attribution fields held in Navigation Dataset Instance Attribute files. Please refer to section 3.7 of the CDB Core Standard (Volume 1) for information on the tables that use the Navaids k ...Click to continue reading

OGC Moving Features Encoding Extension: netCDF  16-114r3  Martin Desruisseaux 2018
The netCDF Moving Features encoding extension is a summary of conventions that supports efficient exchange of simple moving features as binary files. This Best Practice is a complement to the Moving Features Encoding Part I: XML Core and an alternative to the Simple Comma Separated Values (CSV) exte ...Click to continue reading

OGC Best Practice for using Web Map Services (WMS) with Ensembles of Forecast Data  16-086r3  Jürgen Seib, Marie-Françoise Voidrot-Martinez, Chris Little 2018
This document proposes a set of best practices and guidelines for implementing and using the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) to serve maps which are members of an ensemble of maps, each of which is a valid possible alternative for the same time and location. In the meteorologi ...Click to continue reading

JSON Encoding Rules SWE Common / SensorML  17-011r2  Alex Robin 2018
This document describes new JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) encodings for the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Data Model and the Sensor Model Language (SensorML). Rather than creating new JSON schemas, this document defines encoding rules that allow auto-generation of JSON instances that confor ...Click to continue reading

Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices  15-107  Jeremy Tandy, Linda van den Brink, Payam Barnaghi 2017
This document advises on best practices related to the publication of spatial data on the Web; the use of Web technologies as they may be applied to location. The best practices presented here are intended for practitioners, including Web developers and geospatial experts, and are compiled based on ...Click to continue reading

OGC Moving Features Encoding Extension - JSON
mf-json
 16-140r1  Kyoung-Sook KIM, Hirotaka OGAWA 2017
This document proposes a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) encoding representation of movement of geographic features as an encoding extension of OGC Moving Features ([OGC 14-083r2] and [OGC 14-084r2]). A moving feature, typically a vehicle and pedestrian, can be expressed as a temporal geometry who ...Click to continue reading

Volume 5: OGC CDB Radar Cross Section (RCS) Models
cdb-radar
 16-004r3  Carl Reed 2017
(RCS) data within a conformant CDB data store. Please note that the current CDB standard only provides encoding rules for using Esri ShapeFiles for storing RCS models. However, this Best Practice has been modified to change most of the ShapeFile references to “vector data sets” or “vector a ...Click to continue reading

Volume 8: CDB Spatial and Coordinate Reference Systems Guidance
CDB-SRF
 16-011r3  Carl Reed 2017
Volume 8 of the CDB standard defines the conceptual model and the methodologies that allow the description, and transformation or conversion, of geometric properties within a set of spatial reference frames supported by the CDB standard. The CDB Spatial Reference Model (SRM) supports an unambiguous ...Click to continue reading

Volume 7: OGC CDB Data Model Guidance Formerly Annex A Volume Part 2
DB-model-guidance
 16-010r3  Carl Reed 2017
This CDB Volume provides Guidelines, Clarifications, Rationales, Primers, and additional information for the definition and use of various models that can be stored in a CDB compliant data store. Please note that the term “lineal” has been replaced with the term “line” or “linear” throu ...Click to continue reading

Volume 6: OGC CDB Rules for Encoding Data using OpenFlight
cdb-openflight
 16-009r3  Carl Reed 2017
This volume defines the OpenFlight implementation requirements for a CDB conformant data store. Please also see Volume 1 OGC CDB Core Standard: Model and Physical Structure for a general description of all of the industry standard formats specified by the CDB standard. Please read section 1.3.1 of t ...Click to continue reading

Volume 2: OGC CDB Core: Model and Physical Structure: Informative Annexes  16-005r2  Carl Reed 2017
This document provides the Annexes for the CDB Core: Model and Physical Structure standard. The only exception is Annex A, Abstract Test Suite. The CDB ATS Annex is in Volume 1: Core document. ...Click to continue reading

Volume 4: OGC CDB Best Practice use of Shapefiles for Vector Data Storage  16-070r2  Carl Reed 2017
This CDB volume provides the information and guidance required to store vector data and attributes using the Esri Shapefile specification in a CDB data store. All shape types are supported to represent point, line, and polygon features. ...Click to continue reading

Volume 12: OGC CDB Navaids Attribution and Navaids Attribution Enumeration Values  16-003r2  Carl Reed 2017
This OGC Best Practice, a volume of the CDB document set, provides a list and description of the instance-level attribution fields held in Navigation Dataset Instance Attribute files. Please refer to section 3.7 of the CDB Core Standard (Volume 1) for information on the tables that use the Navaids k ...Click to continue reading

Volume 10: OGC CDB Implementation Guidance
cdb-implementation-guidance
 16-006r3  Carl Reed 2017
This document provides detailed implementation guidance for developing and maintaining a CDB compliant data store. ...Click to continue reading

Volume 0: Primer for the OGC CDB Standard: Model and Physical Data Store Structure  15-120r4  Carl Reed 2017
The CDB standard defines a standardized model and structure for a single, “versionable”, virtual representation of the earth. A CDB structured data store provides for a geospatial content and model definition repository that is plug-and-play interoperable between database authoring workstations. ...Click to continue reading

OGC® GML Application Schema - Coverages JPEG2000/JPIP Coverage Encoding Extension
jpip-jp2000
 14-110r2  Dimitri Sarafinof 2016
Coverages represent space/time-varying phenomena, such as satellite imagery, digital elevation models, or digital aerial imagery. OGC Abstract Topic 6 [OGC 07-011] – which is identical to ISO 19123 – defines an abstract model of coverages. Coverage instances may be encoded using the GML Applicat ...Click to continue reading

DGIWG - Web Feature Service 2.0 Profile  15-005r1  Stefan Strobel, Dimitri Sarafinof, David Wesloh, Paul Lacey 2016
This document defines the DGIWG profile for the ISO 19142:2010 - Web Feature Service (WFS) including changes made in the OpenGIS Web Feature Service 2.0 Interface Standard - Corrigendum. The Web Feature Service provides access to geospatial features in a manner independent of the underlying dat ...Click to continue reading

DGIWG - Web Map Service 1.3 Profile - Revision  09-102r3  Stefan Strobel, Dimitri Sarafinof, David Wesloh, Paul Lacey 2016
This document defines specific DGIWG requirements, recommendations and guidelines for implementations of the ISO and OGC Web Map Service standards; ISO 19128:2005 Web Map Server Interface and the OpenGIS Web Map Server Implementation Specification 1.3.0. ...Click to continue reading

OGC IOGP/IPIECA Recommended Practice for a Common Operating Picture for Oil Spill Response  15-037  George Percivall 2015
Responding to an oil spill requires access to and understanding of many types of information. Effective, coordinated operations for the response are based on a shared, common picture of the situation. Interoperability provides shared situational awareness of the crisis and the response activities. W ...Click to continue reading

OGC Common DataBase Volume 1 Main Body  15-003  David Graham 2015
The Common DataBase (CDB) Specification provides the means for a single, versionable, simulation-rich, synthetic representation of the earth. A database that conforms to this Specification is referred to as a Common DataBase or CDB. A CDB provides for a synthetic environment repository that is plu ...Click to continue reading

OGC Common DataBase Volume 2 Appendices  15-004  David Graham 2015
The Common DataBase (CDB) Specification provides the means for a single, versionable, simulation-rich, synthetic representation of the earth. A database that conforms to this Specification is referred to as a Common DataBase or CDB. A CDB provides for a synthetic environment repository that is plu ...Click to continue reading

Unified Geo-data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety  14-106  Carl Reed, Jennifer Harne 2015
This document provides an overview of the Unified Geo-data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (Unified Model). The Unified Model was originally developed by the GIS Center for Security (GIS CS), Abu Dhabi Police. The GIS CS was initiated based on a UAE Ministry of Interior issued ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OpenSearch Extension for Earth Observation Satellite Tasking: Best Practice  13-039  Nicolas Fanjeau, Sebastian Ulrich 2014
This document provides a specification of an OpenSearch extension for Earth Observation Satellites Tasking. This OGC Best Practice is intended to provide a very simple way to task Earth Observation (EO) satellites sensors, to allow simple syndication between, and to provide a basic federated quer ...Click to continue reading

WaterML-WQ – an O&M and WaterML 2.0 profile for water quality data
watermlwq
 14-003  Simon J D Cox, Bruce A Simons 2014
This Best Practice describes how to configure XML documents for single and time series water quality measurements. In addition to stating the rules for using the O&M and WML 2 standards, along with the appropriate content ontologies, this Best Practice provides guidance through examples. This d ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Sensor Observation Service 2.0 Hydrology Profile  14-004r1  Volker Andres, Simon Jirka , Michael Utech 2014
This OGC document defines an OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) 2.0 hydrology profile for SOS 2.0 implementations serving OGC WaterML 2.0. The development of this OGC Best Practice (BP) is based on previous activities and results (i.e. Hydrology Interoperability Experiments[1] as well as the Europ ...Click to continue reading

OGC RESTful encoding of OGC Sensor Planning Service for Earth Observation satellite Tasking
rest-sps-for-eo-tasking
 14-012r1  Nicolas FANJEAU, Sebastian ULRICH 2014
This OGC® Best Practices document specifies the interfaces, bindings, requirements and conformance classes that enable complete workflows for the tasking of sensor planning services for Earth Observation (EO) satellites. In fact it provides the interfaces for supporting the following EO sensor plan ...Click to continue reading

OGC User Management Interfaces for Earth Observation Services  07-118r9  P. Denis, P. Jacques 2014
This OGC Best Practice describes how user and identity management information may be included in the protocol specifications for OGC Services. The proposed approach is applicable to the orchestration of EO services, to system of systems and federation scenarios. The approach is meant to be independe ...Click to continue reading

OGC RESTful Encoding of Ordering Services Framework For Earth Observation Products  13-042  Daniele Marchionni 2014
This OGC Best Practices document specifies the interfaces, bindings, requirements, conformance classes that enable complete workflows for ordering Earth Observation (EO) data products. In fact it provides the interfaces for supporting the following EO Product ordering scenarios: • Ordering produc ...Click to continue reading

OGC Best Practice for using Web Map Services (WMS) with Time-Dependent or Elevation-Dependent Data
wms-tnz
 12-111r1  Marie-Françoise Voidrot-Martinez, Chris Little, Jürgen Seib, Roy Ladner, Adrian Custer, Jeff de La B 2014
This document proposes a set of best practices and guidelines for implementing and using the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) to serve maps which are time-dependent or elevation-dependent. In particular, clarifications and restrictions on the use of WMS are defined to allow una ...Click to continue reading

OGC Best Practice for Sensor Web Enablement: Provision of Observations through an OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS)  13-015  EO2HEAVEN Consortium 2014
This document comprises experiences and recommendations when using Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) concepts. This document focuses on one basic issue: the provision of observations in an OGC SOS. This includes the definition of a lightweight OGC SOS profile (OGC 11- 169r1), an analysis of and contri ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Best Practice for Sensor Web Enablement Lightweight SOS Profile for Stationary In-Situ Sensors  11-169r1  Simon Jirka, Christoph Stasch, Arne Bröring 2014
This Best Practice document describes a lightweight SOS 2.0 profile for stationary in-situ sensors. Besides the SOS itself this document also addresses the data formats used by the SOS: Observations & Measurements 2.0 (O&M) for encoding measurement data and the Sensor Model Language 2.0 ( ...Click to continue reading

Modeling an application domain extension of CityGML in UML  12-066  Linda van den Brink, Jantien Stoter, Sisi Zlatanova 2014
This paper presents key aspects of the development of a Dutch 3D standard IMGeo as a CityGML ADE. The new ADE is modeled using UML class diagrams. However the OGC CityGML specification does not provide clear rules on modeling an ADE in UML. This paper describes how the extension was built, which pro ...Click to continue reading

OGC Download Service for Earth Observation Products Best Practice  13-043  Daniele Marchionni, Raul Cafini 2014
This OGC® Best Practices document specifies the interfaces, bindings, requirements, conformance classes for online download of Earth Observation products. This protocol covers several scenarios implemented by European Space Agency - ESA for providing its products to users: - The EO Product to b ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Name Type Specification for Coordinate Reference Systems  11-135r2  Peter Baumann 2013
This document specifies a Name Type Specification (NTS) for predefined, combined, and parameterized Coordinate Reference System (CRS) definitions. This NTS augments the /def/ namespace with http URI definitions for CRSs. The NTS is based on the Name Type Specification – definitions – part 1 – ...Click to continue reading

EO Product Collection, Service and Sensor Discovery using the CS-W ebRIM Catalogue  11-035r1  Frédéric Houbie, Steven Smolders 2013
This is an OGC Best Practice document describing the relations that exist between several metadata conceptual models (EO Product, EO Product Collections, Sensors and Services). The specification of the linking between different artifacts is important for the process of cataloguing and discovering th ...Click to continue reading

WAMI Services: Dissemination Services for Wide Area Motion Imagery - Best Practice  12-032r2  Rahul Thakkar, Michael Maraist 2012
This OGC Best Practice (BP) describes web interface specifications for the access and dissemination of Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) products and metadata. This BP also describes a framework and interface specifications common to all WAMI services. A <a href="https://portal.opengeospatial. ...Click to continue reading

Semantic annotations in OGC standards  08-167r2  Frédéric Houbie, Philippe Duchesne, Patrick Maué 2012
In this OGC Best Practice, the concept of semantic annotations is introduced. Annotation of Web Services or data compliant to OGC standards refers to the task of attaching meaningful descriptions to the service and the served geospatial data or processes. ...Click to continue reading

Cataloguing Earth Observation Products for ebXML Registry Information Model 3.0 based Catalogues
cat-eo-ebxml-rim-3.0
 10-189r2  Frédéric Houbie; Fabian Skivee 2012
This OGC® document specifies the Earth Observation Products Extension Package for ebXML Registry Information Model 3.0, based on the [OGC 10-157r1] Earth Observation Metadata profile of Observations and Measurements. It enables CSW-ebRIM catalogues to handle a variety of metadata pertaining to ear ...Click to continue reading

Gazetteer Service - Application Profile of the Web Feature Service Best Practice
wfs gaz ap
 11-122r1  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos, Jeff Harrison 2012
This document defines a Gazetteer Service profile of the OGC Web Feature Service Standard. The OGC Gazetteer Service allows a client to search and retrieve elements of a georeferenced vocabulary of well-known place-names. This profile extends the WFS interface in a way that a client is able to – ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Primer: Core and Extensions Overview
WCS Primer
 09-153r1  Peter Baumann 2012
This document provides an overview on the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) 2.0 suite by describing WCS core and extensions. Intended target audience are developers intending to implement WCS servers and/or clients. This document aims at providing an overview and giving useful hints and best practice ...Click to continue reading

PDF Geo-registration Encoding Best Practice Version 2.2  08-139r3  George Demmy, Carl Reed 2011
The intended audience of this document is a developer of software for creating and consuming geo=registered PDF documents that conform to PDF geo-registration 2.2. It specifies how to create the necessary PDF objects that identify a region of the PDF page as a map and describe the map’s coordinate ...Click to continue reading

User Management for Earth Observation Services  07-118r8  P Denis 2010
This document describes how user and identity management information may be included in the protocol specifications for OGC Services. The use cases addressed will make reference to EO (Earth Observation) services, for example catalogue access (EO Products Extension Package for ebRIM (ISO/TS 15000-3) ...Click to continue reading

GIGAS Methodology for comparative analysis of information and data management systems  10-028r1  Andrea Biancalana, Pier Giorgio Marchetti, Paul Smits 2010
This document has been written on the basis of a methodology developed within the GIGAS Support Action financed by the European Commission in order to address the convergence of global initiatives like GEOSS and the European interoperability initiatives developed in the context of the GMES programme ...Click to continue reading

Summary of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner Operator Phase 1 (AECOO-1) Joint Testbed  10-003r1  Louis Hecht, Jr., Raj Singh 2010
The Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner Operator, Phase 1 (AECOO-1) Testbed developed and implemented methods to streamline communications between parties in the conceptual design phase to get an early understanding of the tradeoffs between construction cost and energy efficiency. To that ...Click to continue reading

Web Map Services - Application Profile for EO Products
WMS AP EO
 07-063r1  Thomas H.G. Lankester 2009
This OGC document specifies a constrained, consistent interpretation of the WMS specification that is applicable to government, academic and commercial providers of EO products. ...Click to continue reading

DGIWG WMS 1.3 Profile and systems requirements for interoperability for use within a military environment
WMS DGIWG Profile
 09-102  Cyril Minoux 2009
This document specifies requirements for systems providing maps using OGC Web Map Service. The document defines a profile of OGC WMS 1.3 implementation standard [WMS1.3], a list of normative system requirements and a list of non-normative recommendations. The Defence Geospatial Information Working G ...Click to continue reading

Compliance Test Language (CTL) Best Practice  06-126r2  Chuck Morris 2009
This document establishes Compliance Test Language, an XML grammar for documenting and scripting suites of tests for verifying that an implementation of a specification complies with the specification. ...Click to continue reading

OGC® KML Standard Development Best Practices  08-125r1  Tim Wilson, David Burggraf 2009
This OGC® Best Practices Document provides guidelines for developing the OGC KML standard in a manner that best serves and supports the KML application developer and user communities. It applies to the extension of KML by application developers and the subsequent enhancement of the KML standard by ...Click to continue reading

Definition identifier URNs in OGC namespace  07-092r3  Arliss Whiteside 2009
This document specifies Universal Resource Names (URNs) in the “ogc” URN namespace to be used for identifying definitions. These definitions include definitions of Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs) and related objects, as specified in OGC Abstract Specification Topic 2: Spatial referencing by ...Click to continue reading

Sensor Web Enablement Architecture  06-021r4  Ingo Simonis 2008
This document describes the architecture implemented by Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Sensor Web Enablement Initiative (SWE). In contrast to other OGC SWE stan-dards, this document is not an implementation standard. ...Click to continue reading

A URN namespace for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)  07-107r3  Carl Reed 2008
This document describes a URN (Uniform Resource Name) namespace that is engineered by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for naming persistent resources published by the OGC. The formal Namespace identifier (NID) is "ogc". ...Click to continue reading

OpenGIS Sensor Planning Service Application Profile for EO Sensors
SPS AP EO
 07-018r2  Philippe M 2008
The SPS configuration proposed in this profile is intended to support the programming process of Earth Observation (EO) sensors system. This profile describes a consistent SPS configuration that can be supported by many satellite data providers, most of whom have existing facilities for the manageme ...Click to continue reading

Reference Model for the ORCHESTRA Architecture  07-097  Thomas Uslander (Ed.) 2007
This document specifies the Reference Model for the ORCHESTRA Architecture (RM-OA). It is an extension of the OGC Reference Model and contains a specification framework for the design of geospatial service-oriented architectures and service networks. The RM-OA comprises the generic aspects of servic ...Click to continue reading

GML Encoding of Discrete Coverages (interleaved pattern)
DiscreteCoverages
 06-188r1  Simon Cox 2007
This specification describes a GML encoding for discrete coverages. The encoding pattern is a variation from the standard GML Coverage, in that the values in the domain and range are effectively "interleaved" rather than represented as two blocks and encoded sequentially. ...Click to continue reading

GML PIDF-LO Geometry Shape Application Schema for use in the IETF
GML PIDF-LO
 06-142r1  Carl Reed, PhD. and Martin Thomson 2007
This document defines an application schema of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for XML encoding of various geometric shapes required in the Presence Information Description Format (IETF RFC 3863) Location Object extension - A Presence-based GEOPRIV Location Object Format (RFC 4119) ...Click to continue reading

Sensor Alert Service  06-028r3  Ingo Simonis 2007
The Sensor Alert Service (SAS) can be compared with an event notification system. The sensor node is the object of interest. Each node has to advertise its publications at a SAS (advertise). ...Click to continue reading

Web Notification Service  06-095  Ingo Simonis, Johannes Echterhoff 2007
A service by which a client may conduct asynchronous dialogues (message interchanges) with one or more other services. This service is useful when many collaborating services are required to satisfy a client request, and/or when significant delays are involved is satisfying the request. This servic ...Click to continue reading

FGDC CSDGM Application Profile for CSW 2.0
CAT2 AP FGDC
 06-129r1  Patrick Neal, John Davidson, Bruce Westcott 2006
The OpenGIS® Catalogue Service Interface Standard 2.0.1 - FGDC CSDGM Application Profile for CSW 2.0 explains how Catalogue Services based on the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) [http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/metadata/... ...Click to continue reading

Gazetteer Service - Application Profile of the Web Feature Service Implementation Specification  05-035r2  Jens Fitzke, Rob Atkinson 2006
This document defines a Gazetteer Service profile of the OGC Web Feature Service Specification. The OGC Gazetteer Service allows a client to search and retrieve elements of a georeferenced vocabulary of well-known place-names. ...Click to continue reading

Binary Extensible Markup Language (BXML) Encoding Specification  03-002r9  Craig Bruce 2006
This OGC Best Practices document specifies a binary encoding format for the efficient representation of XML data, especially scientific data that is characterized by arrays of numbers. This encoding format is applicable to any application that uses XML format. ...Click to continue reading

OpenGIS Web services architecture description  05-042r2  Arliss Whiteside 2005
This document summarizes the most significant aspects of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web services architecture, which the OGC is currently developing. This architecture is a service-oriented architecture, with all components providing one or more services to other services or to clients. ...Click to continue reading

Units of Measure Recommendation  02-007r4  John Bobbitt 2002
Common semantic for units of measurement to be used across all OGC specifications. ...Click to continue reading