OGC API – Environmental Data Retrieval


OGC API standards define modular API building blocks to spatially enable Web APIs in a consistent way. The OpenAPI specification is used to define the API building blocks.

An Environmental Data Retrieval (EDR) API provides a family of lightweight interfaces to access Environmental Data resources. Each resource addressed by an EDR API maps to a defined query pattern. This specification identifies resources, captures compliance classes, and specifies requirements which are applicable to OGC Environmental Data Retrieval API’s. This specification addresses two fundamental operations; discovery and query. Discovery operations allow the API to be interrogated to determine its capabilities and retrieve information (metadata) about this distribution of a resource. This includes the API definition of the server as well as metadata about the Environmental Data resources provided by the server. Query operations allow Environmental Data resources to be retrieved from the underlying data store based upon simple selection criteria, defined by this standard and selected by the client.

Additional resources, such as OpenAPI definition documents, can be found on the OGC API website.


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Document title Version OGC Doc No. Type
OGC API – Environmental Data Retrieval Standard 1.1 19-086r6 IS
OGC API – Environmental Data Retrieval Standard 1.0.1 19-086r5 IS
OGC API – Environmental Data Retrieval Standard 1.0 19-086r4 IS

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