The OGC seeks comment on charter for GeoTIFF Standards Working Group

June 06, 2014 -- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comments on the charter for a new GeoTIFF Standards Working Group (SWG). The charter is available at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/57198. The OGC GeoTIFF SWG formation and process are being driven by the existing GeoTIFF user community.

The GeoTIFF format has been used for sharing coverage data successfully for years across many platforms and software environments. It is an important de facto standard used primarily for geolocated images. The current GeoTIFF specification was developed during the 1990's by a group of interested individuals and has served the community very well since then.

The purposes of this SWG are to:

  • Incorporate the GeoTIFF specification into the OGC standards suite by updating the specification to bring it into conformance with current OGC practices and
  • Provide a forum for evolving the standard in the future, if need be.

The resulting candidate OGC standard will strive to maintain compatibility with existing GeoTIFF community implementations and practices and future evolution would be done in close cooperation with the existing GeoTIFF community.

The OGC GeoTIFF SWG will survey current GeoTIFF practice and address potential refinements to the specification available at http://trac.osgeo.org/geotiff/wiki/RefiningGeoTIFF. These efforts will form a basis for updating the current GeoTIFF Specification (available at http://trac.osgeo.org/geotiff/) to align it with OGC processes.

The initiators of the GeoTIFF SWG are the following OGC member representatives:

  • Ted Habermann, The HDF Group
  • Jeff Walter, NASA
  • Emmanuel Devys, DGIWG

The initiators encourage comments on the charter and participation in the OGC GeoTIFF Standards Working Group. Comments are due by 2014-07-06.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 475 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/



Contact:

Email Contact




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Trimble

Harris

Featured Video
Jobs
Currently No Featured Jobs
Upcoming Events
2nd Conference GISRAfrica 2017 at Abuja Abuja Nigeria - Nov 23 - 24, 2017
2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS'17) at Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis Toulouse France - Nov 28 - 30, 2017
GeoDATA 2017 London Showcase at ILEC Conference Centre 4 Lillie Road London United Kingdom - Nov 30, 2017
Geospatial World Forum 2018 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre Hyderabad India - Jan 16 - 19, 2018
Teledyne Optech
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise