31 October 2013 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) isseeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, “OGC I15 (ISO19115Metadata) Extension Package of the OGC Catalogue Services 2.0 (CS-W) ebRIM Profile.”

The OGC CatalogueServices Standard establishes a general framework for implementing catalogueservices used for publishing and discovering geospatial data and geoprocessingservices.

Thecandidate I15 standard provides an extension package aligned with the ebRIMapplication profile of CS-W for the cataloguing of data and services whosemetadata implements ISO geospatial metadata standards. The I15 ExtensionPackage defines mechanisms that allow an ebRIM catalogue to manage and searchISO conformant metadata in ways that enable arbitrary, complex and deepsearches involving multiple metadata elements.

The draftstandard was initially produced during the ESA HMA (Heterogeneous MissionsAccessibility) initiative (HMA) and related projects. The OGC OWS-9 testbedinitiative tested the draft standard and provided input.

Download the candidate OGC I15 (ISO19115Metadata) Extension Package  of the OGC Catalogue Services 2.0 (CS-W) ebRIM Profileat http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/114.

Comments are due by 30 November 2013.

Once approved by the OGC Membership, all OGC standards arefree and publicly available.

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 475companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universitiesparticipating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatialstandards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that”geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services, andmainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatialinformation and services accessible and useful with any application that needsto be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.