OGC API - Common

Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 28 March 2020.
Open Date: 
Thursday, 2020-02-27
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 2020-03-28


The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking public comment on the candidate OGC API - Common standard.

OGC APIs usher in a new age for location information on the web, enabling a much simpler way to share and access location information that is consistent with the architecture of the Web. OGC API standards define modular API building blocks to spatially enable Web APIs in a consistent way.

In the course of developing OGC’s new suite of OGC API standards, some elements proved to be common across all OGC API standards. OGC has documented these common elements in the form of the OGC API - Common candidate standard.

OGC API - Common serves as a foundation upon which all OGC APIs will be built. The candidate standard identifies resources, captures compliance classes, and specifies requirements that are applicable to all OGC API standards.

Since OGC API-Common is the foundation for OGC API standards, a stable baseline is required prior to developing those standards. Yet the OGC API - Common standard cannot be finalized until it has been validated against those same standards. Therefore, OGC API-Common will go through at least two OGC Public Comment periods. This initial request seeks to establish a “beta” version that is stable enough for use by other OGC API standardization efforts. A final request will be issued once there is sufficient implementation experience to move API - Common forward as an OGC standard. Additional requests for public comment may be issued if changes to the candidate specification justify them.


Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template


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