8 August 2013 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on thecandidate OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard Range SubsettingExtension.

The OGC WebCoverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard defines an open standard interface toaccess multi-dimensional spatio-temporal coverages, such as satellite imagery,image time series, point clouds, and meshes. The candidate WCS Range Subsetting Extension document establishes a standard way toextract specific fields from the range set of a coverage during server-sideprocessing of a coverage in a WCS GetCoveragerequest. This operation is very common in many application domains, for examplein remote sensing where it is known as “band” or “channel” subsetting and inclimate modeling where it is called “variable extraction”.

All OGC standards are free. The candidate OGC WCSRange Subsetting Extension Standard can be downloaded from http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/106

The OGC WCS Standards Working Group will consider all comments whenpreparing a final draft of the candidate standard. The comment period ends 7September 2013.

The OGC is an international consortium of more than480 companies, 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.