[mapserver-dev] OGC API Update...

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Dec 16 05:49:45 PST 2020

Thanks Steve, here are some questions and thoughts:

HTML Support

- could we potentially enhance the OGC API templates to include a map 
preview/viewer, and distribute that in this new "share" directory, as 
part of MapServer 8.0 ?  I think this would be very valuable to users.


Would the "ows_" metadata namespace potentially also magically be 
applied to the "oga_" metadata?

For example:  setting "ows_title" "Roads"     would enable "oga_title" 
and "wfs_title"


I think this is an important section that is missing from the draft RFP. 
  I think we should aim initially for this first release to support the 
SWIG "OWSRequest" methods 
(https://mapserver.org/mapscript/mapscript.html#owsrequest) so that 
users can dynamically setup and modify OGC API services.

CGI/FastCGI Integration

Thoughts: I think the timing for this could be good, as this may trigger 
a big move in the community to FastCGI for MapServer 8.0 (to support OGC 
API, PROJ 7+, GDAL 3+)



On 2020-12-07 11:18 p.m., Steve Lime wrote:
> Hi all: I have a proof of concept implementation well underway in case 
> anyone is interested. The goal of this initial pass was to work up the 
> integration with MapServer (the CGI bits) rather than develop a complete 
> implementation. Please visit:
>   * https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/wiki/OGC-API-RFC-Draft
>     <https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/wiki/OGC-API-RFC-Draft>
>   * https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/pull/6180
>     <https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/pull/6180>
> Integration is certainly possible and actually quite clean. Filling in 
> the functional aspects of the full "features" API is the next step.
> --Steve

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