OGC API - Tiles Sprint (virtual event)

Thursday, 23 April 2020 05:00 EDT
Friday, 24 April 2020 13:00 EDT
Event Description: 

In this Sprint, participants will experiment with and validate the current draft OGC API - Tiles specification.

OGC API - Tiles seeks to serve the same function as OGC’s Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) - a well-established and commonly implemented OGC standard first issued in 2007 - using the latest technologies and spatial data on the web best practices, such as OpenAPI.

The OGC API - Features - Part 1: Core standard, published October 2019, is the first approved OGC standard to use OpenAPI for describing a service that delivers geographic information over the web. This pattern is being adopted for all OGC API standards through the OGC API - Common candidate standard. OGC API - Tiles seeks to implement this pattern for the delivery of tiled resources, such as raster or vector tiles. 

The scope of the Sprint is to include API development and testing, using one or more implementations of OpenAPI 3.0 (the successor of Swagger). Participants are welcome to provide partial or complete implementations of servers or clients to support the sprint. 

The Sprint will draw on the work of the OGC's Web Map Service (WMS) Standards Working Group and will provide sprint participants who haven't been members of this group with detailed insight about the current plans for OGC API - Tiles. 

Following an explanation of the current draft, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with parts of the specification and develop working services. This development can either be done with source data that participants bring to the event themselves or with source data made available by Ordnance Survey and other data sponsors, such as OS ZoomStack. To complement work that is on-going in the OGC Vector Tiles Pilot Phase 2 project, the Sprint participants will be encouraged to use OS ZoomStack.

Chairs of the WMS SWG and authors of tile standards (e.g. Joan Masó, CREAF) will actively participate and collect the outputs of the event.

An OGC Sprint is a collaborative and inclusive event driven by innovative and rapid programming with minimum process and organisation constraints to support the development of new applications and open standards. A list of previous OGC Sprints and Hackathons is available at ogc.org/projects/initiatives/ogcsprints.

The sprint will begin on April 23rd, 2020 at 09:00am UK time, and end on April 24th, 2020 at 17:00 (5 pm). The UK will be in daylight savings time, so these times are UTC+1. Ordnance Survey is sponsoring this event.

There will be opportunity for joint discussion with all participants on the goals and objectives of the event as well as a final briefing of findings and opinions of the participants. However, the majority of the time will be spent in collaboration between participants in active coding and working with datasets.


For remote participation information, see github.com/opengeospatial/OGC-OS-Sprint-04-2020


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