[OGC Press Release] OGC Requests Public Comment on Geospatial Web Processing Service Specification

OGC Press Release announce at opengeospatial.org
Thu Jan 5 15:08:07 EST 2006

For information about this announcement, contact:

Sam Bacharach
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-703-352-3938
sbacharach at opengeospatial.org


Wayland, Mass., January 5, 2006 – The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
(OGC) invites public comment on a  candidate specification for a
geospatial Web Processing Service  (WPS)
[ http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfpc28

The candidate OGC Web Processing Service interface specification
provides a standardized interface that facilitates the access and
publishing of geospatial processes as well as the discovery and
binding to those processes by client applications.  "Processes" in
this context include any sort of calculation or model which operates
on spatially referenced data. Examples of geospatial processing are
polygon overlay, buffer analysis, and line of sight analysis. The data
required by the WPS can be delivered across a network or it can be
available at the server. WPS builds on currently adopted OpenGIS(R)
Specifications that define standard interfaces for finding and
accessing geospatial data and services.

Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector (see link
above) for a thirty-day period ending February 4, 2006. Comments
received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for
incorporation into the document.

The OGC(R) is an international industry consortium of more than 300
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available interface specifications. OpenGIS(R) Specifications support
interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower
technology developers to make complex spatial information and services
accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC
website at http://www.opengeospatial.org.

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