The OGC seeks comment on Gazetteer Best Practices

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Closing Date: 
Sunday, 2012-01-01

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Gazetteer Best Practices Document.

There is growing interest in the development of a common feature-based model for geographic names databases, often referred to as gazetteers. This candidate OGC best practice describes the Gazetteer Service Application Profile of the OGC Web Feature Service Interface Standard.

This document is an OGC Best Practice on a particular technology or approach related to the use of OGC standards. 

The following organizations submitted this Best Practice to the OGC:

  • CubeWerx Inc.
  • Intergraph Government Solutions
  • The Carbon Project
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Army Geospatial Center (AGC)
  • US Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

The candidate OGC Gazetteer Best Practices Document is available for public review and comment below:


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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