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  • 2021-11-17

    INSPIRE and OGC APIs - Part 1: Modernising INSPIRE

    Within the broader context of the European Strategy for Data, the Joint Research Centre (the European Commission’s science and knowledge service) is collaborating with the EU Member States on modernising the technological stack for INSPIRE.

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  • 2021-11-04

    Esri's ArcGIS enables thousands of datasets, maps, and apps for location

    Open standards aren’t just about efficiency. They allow organizations across the globe to share information effectively and securely, and can provide much needed security for data. Standards provide governments and industry alike the ability to use tons of data for a range of use cases from citizen science to Defense and Intelligence and disaster relief.

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  • 2021-10-06

    A User-centric Approach to Data Cubes

    Geospatial data cubes are used frequently these days for their enabling of performant, cloud-compatible geospatial data access and analysis. But differences in their design, interfaces, and handling of temporal characteristics are causing interoperability challenges for anyone interacting with more than one solution.

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  • 2021-08-12

    "How's the weather up there?" OGC APIs deliver real-time and archived weather, climate, and water datasets for Canada

    A long-time user and supporter of OGC standards, the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC), a division of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is Canada’s authoritative source for severe-weather alerts and weather, water, ice, and climate data.

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  • 2021-08-04

    Reflecting on the May 2021 OGC API Code Sprint!

    APIs have proven to be a popular and very effective enabler of rapid software development. This is more so in web mapping, where a combination of cartographic and software development skills is often needed to create maps for a global user base. As part of OGC’s on-going development of the OGC API suite of standards, OGC has been holding a series of Code Sprints.

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  • 2021-04-12

    The 2021 Joint OGC - OSGeo - ASF Code Sprint - How it went!

    From February 17-19, 2021, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), and the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) hosted a joint virtual code sprint. The code sprint served to accelerate the support of open geospatial standards within the developer community.

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  • 2020-09-04

    Revolutionizing Location data through accessibility: The OGC APIs Maps Virtual Code Sprint

    OGC hosted a virtual sprint to advance the OGC API - Maps candidate standard, one of many APIs being rolled out by the organization to revolutionize how location information is accessed and shared across the industry.

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  • 2020-06-29

    OGC API - Tiles and its refinement at the 2020 Sprint

    Further testing and refinement to the OGC API - Tiles candidate standard occurred during another successful OGC Sprint. The candidate standard is just one of several efforts forming OGC’s move towards modular, resource-oriented, OpenAPI-based standards.

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