[TORK] OpenGIS Consortium

Jim Whitehead ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 14:18:25 -0800


OGC is an international industry consortium of 253 companies, government
agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop
publicly available geoprocessing specifications. Open interfaces and
protocols defined by OpenGISŪ Specifications support interoperable solutions
that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and
mainstream IT, and empower technology developers to make complex spatial
information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of


Some specifications they have developed:

OpenGIS Geography Markup Language (GML) Implementation Specification
OpenGIS Web Map Service Interfaces Implementation Specification
OpenGIS Coordinate Transformation Services Implementation Specification
OpenGIS Catalog Services Implementation Specification

A complete list is at:


- Jim