OGC seeks public comment on update to GeoTIFF standard
Minor revision to GeoTIFF enables the use of newer coordinate reference systems and aligns it with OGC’s standardization process.
14 May 2019: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on v1.1 of the GeoTIFF standard. The GeoTIFF v1.1 standard formalizes the existing GeoTIFF specification version 1.0 by integrating it into OGC’s standardization process. Additionally, v1.1 aligns GeoTIFF with the on-going addition of data to the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset.
The Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) specifies the content and structure of a group of industry-standard tag sets for the management of georeferenced or geocoded raster imagery using Aldus-Adobe’s public domain Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). GeoTIFF defines a set of TIFF tags provided to describe all "Cartographic" information associated with TIFF imagery that originates from satellite imaging systems, scanned aerial photography, scanned maps, digital elevation models, or as a result of geographic analyses. The goal is to provide a consistent mechanism for referencing a raster image to a known model space or earth-based coordinate reference system, and for describing those coordinate reference systems.
The GeoTIFF format is used throughout the geospatial and earth science communities to share geographic image data. That usage inevitably leads to identification of new requirements and needs for profiles, extensions, and improvements to...