October 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint: Common & Discrete Global Grid Systems
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites software developers to the October 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint, to be held from October 26th to October 28th, 2021. The code sprint will begin at 07:00am EDT on the first day, and end at 05:30pm EDT on the last day.
A pre-event webinar, lasting up to one hour, will take place on October 19th at 09:00am EDT. The webinar will set out the scope of the code sprint and provide an overview of the candidate standards.
OGC has been developing a new generation of standards for building web Application Programming Interface (API) solutions that make location-referenced information more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). These draft specifications come from OGC’s effort to create modular, resource-oriented API standards that use OpenAPI for describing interfaces that offer location-referenced information over the web.
To ensure that all of the new OGC Application Programming Interface (API) standards are as developer-friendly, usable, and mature as possible before release, each draft specification is being put through one or more code sprints to test and improve their ‘readiness’ before starting the OGC standards approval process.
A Code Sprint is a collaborative and inclusive event driven by innovative and rapid programming with minimal process and organization constraints to support the development of new applications and candidate standards.
The October 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint will focus on the following draft OGC API specifications:
The goal of the July 2021 OGC API Virtual Code Sprint will be to progress the specifications. The sprint will also help to identify issues and options for addressing those issues.
The draft OGC API - Common specification describes the set of common practices and shared requirements that have emerged from the development of Resource Oriented Architectures and Web APIs within the OGC. The draft specification serves as a common foundation upon which all OGC APIs will be built. The draft specification establishes a common pattern that leverages the OpenAPI specification for describing APIs.
The draft OGC API - Discrete Global Grid Systems specification defines an API for accessing data organized according to a Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS). A DGGS is a spatial reference system that uses a hierarchical tessellation of cells to partition and address the globe. DGGS are characterized by the properties of their cell structure, geo-encoding, quantization strategy and associated mathematical functions.
OGC invites software developers to participate in the code sprint. There will be an opportunity for joint discussion with all participants on the goals and objectives of the event, as well as the final briefing of findings and opinions of the participants. However, the majority of the time will be spent on collaboration between participants in active coding. To learn more about the previous OGC code sprints, visit https://www.ogc.org/projects/initiatives/ogcsprints