OGC Blog

Map Markup Language and the GeoWeb in the OGC Innovation Program

  • Posted on: 18 April 2018
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Contributed by: 
Peter Rushforth, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Ottawa, Canada.

Peter Rushforth discusses the development of proposed new standards for spatial information, ones that leverage the architectural style of the Web in order to lower the barriers to use and re-use of not only SDI, but also potentially any spatial information on the Web. Firstly describing what you can easily do today with Map Markup Language, or “MapML”, and then presenting ideas how links between and within Web pages and maps of the future could be as seamless and useful as links on today’s Web.

Enabling Federal Digital Mapping Through GeoPackage Extensions

  • Posted on: 17 April 2018
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Contributed by: 
David Wilson, Strategic Alliance Consulting, Inc

The core GeoPackage provides a base set of tables to store geographic, raster, feature, and attribute data. While maps contain the same information, more is expected from the output to make it consumable. For GeoPackage, this can be enabled through extensions.

OGC advances the Web Feature Service standard through a public hackathon

As many readers are aware, OGC has been making a concerted effort over the past few years to integrate better with the community implementing OGC standards. OGC members and staff believe that by involving those who actually need to code against standards early in the process, we can develop standards that are both more responsive to market demands and more accessible (read: “easier to understand and implement”) for developers. Hence, why not try a hackathon?

WFS3 Hackathon

The advent of I3S

  • Posted on: 18 October 2017
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Contributed by: 
Barry Tilton and Monica Wamsley, @TheGlobeIn3D

The future of mapping is coming — or is it here already? With the advent of Indexed 3D Scene Layers (I3S) as a community standard, everyone stands to benefit.

OGC GeoPackage: Expanding the Realm of Geospatial Capabilities

  • Posted on: 24 September 2017
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Contributed by: 
David Wilson and Micah Brachman, PhD

An OGC GeoPackage is a portable database that may contain raster maps and imagery, vector features, and elevation data. GeoPackages are optimized for sharing and displaying these types of geospatial data on mobile mapping systems, and GeoPackage extensions may be developed to support additional types of geospatial data such as routing networks. This blog post will discuss what GeoPackage extensions are, how they are developed, and how they can provide new geospatial capabilities to meet the requirements of a diverse user base.