Adding access to over 100 years of water quantity data at Canadian gauging stations via MSC GeoMet

  • Posted on: 23 July 2018
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Contributed by: 
Doug Stiff, Chris Thomson, Lingling Liu, Tom Kralidis

The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) is a part of Environment and Climate Change Canada and is responsible for collecting, interpreting and disseminating weather, water and climate data. The MSC has expanded its contribution to the recently released MSC GeoMet 2 (see the May 11th blog post by Tom and Alex) by adding historical water quantity data via the emerging Web Feature Service (WFS) 3.0 standard.

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