OGC® seeks public comment on a candidate standard that may replace legacy coordinate systems

Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 04 February 2016.
Open Date: 
Tuesday, 2016-01-05
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 2016-02-04

The OGC DGGS candidate standard defines a set of rules for defining highly efficient architectures for spatial data storage and analytics. The goal of DGGS is to enable rapid integration of spatial data without the difficulties of working with legacy coordinate systems. DGGSs represent the Earth as sequences of cell tessellations each with global coverage and with progressively finer spatial resolution. Individual observations can be assigned to a cell corresponding to both the position and size of the phenomenon being observed. DGGS come with a standard set of functional algorithms that enable rapid data analysis of very large numbers of cells.


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