[OSGeo-Standards] JSON in OGC standards

Frans Thamura frans at meruvian.org
Tue Jul 24 03:10:20 PDT 2012


love to have JSON as standard in real standard body


On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Volker Mische <volker.mische at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've just discovered that the upcoming GeoServices REST API [1] standard
> doesn't make use of GeoJSON, but has it's own JSON format for geometries.
> I'm well aware that GeoJSON is not an OGC standard, but no one can argue
> that it's not widely used. The objective of the GeoServices REST API is
> to be backwards compatible to the ESRI implementation. This of course
> makes sense for ESRI, but is it really what the OGC wants/is about?
> Does the OGC really want to have a standard with JSON encoded geometries
> which are not compatible to an already existing specification?
> "Widely used" is hard to put into numbers, but I think it this case, we
> could just count how many GeoJSON parsers out there, and how many
> GeoServices REST API JSON encoded geometry parsers are out there.
> Would it make sense to file an official change request? Or is it not
> worth the hassle as it would be taken down immediately, as it is a
> backwards incompatible change?
> [1] http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/89
> Cheers,
>   Volker
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