Each standard addresses a specific type of geospatial data or associated resources. Interfaces define how services can access the data, while encodings define the structure and organisation of data formats and messaging protocols. Browse the list bellow to find the one that matches your needs.
Interface Standards provide rules that determine the operations in a server client architecture. For instance web mapping applications, or Web GIS, fit into this pattern where an interface is used to request maps to a map service provider.
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Data Encoding Standards provide the rules for structuring and organising geospatial data for use in a given context.They apply to binary formats (e.g.: GeoTIFF), as well as human-readable formats (e.g.: JSON).
Modular course that provides some background about OGC standards.
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The OGC Definitions Server is a web accessible source of information about things ("Concepts") the OGC defines or that communities ask the OGC to host on their behalf (e.g.: technical terms from application schemas).
Maybe you don't need a complete OGC API, or you need to mix multiple OGC APIs. The OGC APIs are developed in discrete building blocks , which you can mix & match to spatially enable your existing APIs.
The OGC Compliance program provides the tools to test your implementation and make sure it is compliant to the standard. If you want to take your application to the next level, you can apply for a compliance certification.
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OGC standards are developed through a member-driven consensus process, which creates royalty free, publicly available, open geospatial standards. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is the organisation which drives this process. It is supported by an active community of members, with involvement from a large range of organizations, as well as smaller ones. Join OGC today!