Event Title

OGC-GML-WFS-WMS-WCS-WCAS: The Open GIS Alphabet Soup and Implications for Water Resources GIS

Presenter Information

Chirstopher Michaelis
Daniel P. Ames

Location

Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/

Start Date

3-28-2006 1:00 PM

End Date

3-28-2006 1:20 PM

Description

Data sharing is a critical part of all GIS work in water resources and indeed any field. However, in its brief history, GIS development has been accompanied by a proliferation of data file formats, limiting interoperability of GIS software and generally complicating matters for GIS users and software developers. At present, there are at least a dozen regularly used raster data formats and at least twenty vector data formats. GIS software packages usually implement some subset of these data file formats as deemed beneficial by the developers. Commercial and open source advancements in recent years have opened the opportunity to create fully standardized data transfer specifications. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is currently the leading organization focused on the development of open and public data format standards in GIS as well as open specifications for publishing data and maps on the web. Adherence to the OGC specifications should result in fully interoperable software and data sets. This presentation includes an overview of the key OGC specifications which should be of interest and use to the water resources community. Specifically we review geographic markup language (GML), web feature services (WFS), web mapping services (WMS), web coverage services (WCS), and web catalog services (WCAS), and we review their implications not only to web GIS but also to client-side GIS.

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Mar 28th, 1:00 PM Mar 28th, 1:20 PM

OGC-GML-WFS-WMS-WCS-WCAS: The Open GIS Alphabet Soup and Implications for Water Resources GIS

Eccles Conference Center

Data sharing is a critical part of all GIS work in water resources and indeed any field. However, in its brief history, GIS development has been accompanied by a proliferation of data file formats, limiting interoperability of GIS software and generally complicating matters for GIS users and software developers. At present, there are at least a dozen regularly used raster data formats and at least twenty vector data formats. GIS software packages usually implement some subset of these data file formats as deemed beneficial by the developers. Commercial and open source advancements in recent years have opened the opportunity to create fully standardized data transfer specifications. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is currently the leading organization focused on the development of open and public data format standards in GIS as well as open specifications for publishing data and maps on the web. Adherence to the OGC specifications should result in fully interoperable software and data sets. This presentation includes an overview of the key OGC specifications which should be of interest and use to the water resources community. Specifically we review geographic markup language (GML), web feature services (WFS), web mapping services (WMS), web coverage services (WCS), and web catalog services (WCAS), and we review their implications not only to web GIS but also to client-side GIS.

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