[OSGeo-Announce] pygeoapi Receives OGC Compliance Certification and Reference Implementation Status

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Mon Jan 20 23:28:16 PST 2020

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Date: 2020-01-21

The pygeoapi project is happy to announce that it has received OGC 
Compliance Certification and Reference Implementation Status for the OGC 
API - Features specification. pygeoapi is already an OSGeo Community 
Project and is working towards full project status through the OSGeo 
Incubation process. Both OGC compliance and OSGeo recognition are 
important steps for the project's community and visibility.

Standards are at the core of pygeoapi; achieving OGC compliance and 
reference implementation status is part of the project's commitment to a 
modern, open-source and standards-based API server with a low barrier to 
geospatial data.

Scott Simmons, Chief Operations Officer, and Executive Director, 
Standards Program, OGC, says “OGC is pleased to see the OGC API - 
Features - Part 1: Core standard so quickly implemented. The pygeoapi 
Reference Implementation highlights the collaboration across the 
geospatial community to develop both the standard and compliant 

pygeoapi is a Python server implementation of the OGC API suite of 
standards. The project emerged as part of the next generation OGC API 
efforts in 2018 and provides the capability for organizations to deploy 
a RESTful OGC API endpoint using OpenAPI, GeoJSON, and HTML. pygeoapi is 
open source and released under an MIT license.

A demonstration instance of the reference implementation is available at 

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