For more information please contact the project lead - isimonis [at] ogc.org (subject: OGC%20Sprints%20Involvement) (Ingo Simonis), Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
OGC is currently investing lots of resources on Web API development to complement the exisiting Service Oriented Architecture W*S Web service interfaces with resource oriented counterparts. This effort is building a set of OGC APIs. OGC API - Features has been released as a public standard already, -Core, -Processes, -Tiles, -Styles willl follow and many others are currently worked on. These traditional resource type oriented APIs will be compleneted with convenience APIs as they are currently explored e.g. by the Environmental Data Retrieval API Standards Working Group or Testbed-16, which will develop a Data Access and Processing API. All these efforts need to be coordinated in order to develop a set of optimally aligned APIs. Common elements need to be extracted, and similarities handled carefully. At the end, we will have a set of building blocks that allow setting up a resource-optimized Web service endpoint cost efficiently that can be explored by clients straigtforwardly.
OGC Sprints play an important role in this process, as they allow moving discussions forward in an agile environment. At OGC Sprints, technology and domain experts, programmers and program managers come together to develop new and enhance existing OGC API specifications in an agile way. At OGC Sprints, APIs development is pushed forward and at the same time coordinated to ensure minimum redundancy and overlap and consistent use of common elements across the growing set of OGC APIs.
All OGC Sprints are open to the public. The following OGC Sprints are currently planned:
- 23-24 April 2020: OGC API Tiles Sprint (virtual event): participants will experiment with and validate the current draft OGC API - Tiles specification.
- May 2020: OGC API Coverages planned at the OSGeo Annual Code Sprint meeting, scheduled for May 25-29 in Athens, Greece
The following OGC Sprints have been completed:
- 2020: Environmental Data Retrieval API Sprint - verified and validated requirements and methods for the query and filter operations of the EDR API, developed prototype functionality through running code, and assessed the compatibility of the capabilities with the OGC API - Features standard and the work-in-progress OGC API - Common standard.
- 2020: ESIP and OGC Coverage Processing and Analysis Sprint
- 2019: STAC and OGC API - Features and Catalogues Sprint
- 2019: OGC API Hackathon 2019 had the goal of advancing the development of OGC API specifications, by providing an environment and an opportunity for the geospatial community to collaborate.
- 2018: OGC Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 was conducted to evaluate the standards-based architecture for deploying and executing arbitrary applications close to the physical location of the data in heterogeneous cloud environments.