OGC API – Coverages Sprint

Monday, 10 August 2020 09:00 EDT
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 17:00 EDT
Event Description: 

OGC is hosting three OGC API Sprints for Q3 2020. These sprints will each be held as two-day remote participation/web conferencing events during July, August, and September, 2020. Registration for the Q3 2020 OGC API Sprints is here.

The sprints will cover the draft OGC API - Common, OGC API - Maps and OGC API - Coverages specifications, as well as the draft Part 4 of the OGC API - Features standard. 

These draft specifications come from OGC’s concerted effort to create modular, resource-oriented API standards that use OpenAPI for describing interfaces that offer geographic information over the web - known collectively as the OGC API family of standards.

To ensure that all OGC APIs are as developer-friendly, usable, and mature as possible before release, all OGC APIs are being put through Sprints to test and improve their ‘readiness’ before starting the OGC standards approval process. An OGC 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 open standards. 

This sprint will focus on the draft OGC API - Coverages - Part 1: Core specification, which defines a Web API for publishing and accessing coverages that are modeled according to the OGC Coverage Implementation Schema (CIS) (for example satellite imagery and digital elevation models). The draft OGC API - Coverages specification makes it easy for a client to request coverages, changing parameters such as the spatial extent and coordinate reference systems at the time of request. A server that implements the specification provides information about what coverages are available, and the functionality the server offers. OGC API - Coverages is expected to address use cases similar to those addressed by the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) standard.

For more information see the announcement on the OGC Newsroom, or visit the registration page.

Information on all upcoming OGC Sprints can be found here.