Public comment requested: DGIWG 112 Defence Profile of OGC’s Web Map Service 1.3 - Revision

Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 3 September 2020
Open Date: 
Tuesday, 2020-08-04
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 2020-09-03

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on updates to two Best Practice documents concerning Defence Profiles: DGIWG 122 Defence Profile of OGC’s Web Feature Service 2.0; and DGIWG 112 Defence Profile of OGC’s Web Map Service 1.3 - Revision.

This request is for DGIWG 112 Defence Profile of OGC’s Web Map Service 1.3 - Revision
For DGIWG 122 Defence Profile of OGC’s Web Feature Service 2.0 please see:

OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Map Service (WMS) are two of OGC’s most popular standards and are broadly used in the defence community. OGC WFS provides location-based/geospatial data over the web for visualization or analysis, while OGC WMS provides pre-rendered maps over the web.

The Defence profiles for the standards were created by the Defence Geospatial Information Working Group (DGIWG) in order to address specific requirements, recommendations and guidelines for implementations of the OGC Web Map Service and OGC Web Feature Service standards. Together with the DGIWG profiles for Catalogue Service for the web (CSW), Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) they built the basis for NATO STANAG 6523 - Defence Geospatial Web Service Edition 1(2020).

The revisions to the documents:

  • address comments and change requests from OGC testbeds and partners
  • clarify and simplify requirements
  • add informative information to support implementation

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] (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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