The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is excited to announce that the Executable Test Suite (ETS) for version 1.0 of the OGC API – Processes – Part 1: Core Standard has been approved by the OGC Membership. Products that implement the Standard and pass the tests in the ETS can now be certified as OGC Compliant.
The OGC API – Processes Standard supports the wrapping of computational tasks into executable processes that can be offered by a server through a Web API and be invoked by a client application. Typically, these processes combine raster, vector, coverage, and/or point cloud data with well-defined algorithms to produce new information. Examples of computational processes that can be supported by implementations of this Standard include vector data analysis, imagery analysis, and various types of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhanced analysis. To learn more about how the family of OGC API Standards work together to provide modular “building blocks for location” that address both simple and the most complex use-cases, visit ogcapi.org.
Implementers are invited to validate their products using the new test suite, which is available on the OGC validator tool. Testing involves submitting the endpoint of an OGC API – Processes implementation to be assessed. The validator tool sends the appropriate requests to the endpoint of the implementation and then evaluates the responses. These tests typically take only 5-10 minutes to complete. Once a product has passed the tests, the implementer can submit an application to OGC for use of the OGC Compliant trademark on their product.
To support developers with implementation of the standard, GeoLabs ZOO-Project 2.0 and Ecere GNOSIS Map Server 1.0 have been designated as reference implementations of the standard after the software products successfully passed the compliance tests.
The OGC Compliance Program offers a certification process that ensures organizations’ solutions are compliant with OGC Standards. It is a universal credential that allows agencies, industry, and academia to better integrate their solutions. OGC compliance provides confidence that a product will seamlessly integrate with other compliant solutions regardless of the vendor that created them.
More information about the OGC compliance process is available at ogc.org/compliance. Implementers of version 1.0 of the OGC API – Processes – Part 1: Core Standard – or other OGC Standards – are welcomed to validate their products using the OGC validator tool.