OGC requests public comment on draft charter for new ‘OGC API
OGC requests public comment on draft charter for new ‘OGC API - Catalogues’ Standards Working Group
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the draft Charter for a proposed ‘OGC API - Catalogues’ Standards Working Group (SWG).
The purpose of this Standards Working Group is to develop a new version of the OGC Catalogue Service standard for the World Wide Web.
The current versions of the catalogue standards (i.e. CAT 2.0, CAT 3.0) — developed in the early 2000s — are implemented in an operation-oriented XML/RPC manner that has contributed significantly to building distributed catalogue systems but this legacy no longer fits with current web search and discovery practices.
The next version ("OGC API - Catalogues") will remedy this shortcoming and bring OGC catalogue standards into closer alignment with both modern Web usage and the practices laid out in the Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices document jointly developed by OGC and W3C.
The SWG comes as part of a broader movement by OGC to modernize its spatial web APIs to conform to current practices on the web and to support the use of modern tooling, such as OpenAPI, to support developers wishing...