[OSGeo-Standards] [OSGeo-Discuss] Live DVD and OGC standards

Rushforth, Peter Peter.Rushforth at NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
Mon Jul 8 05:14:47 PDT 2013

Hi Allan,

> The counter-example is actually GeoTIFF, which was proposed 
> as an OGC format a long, long time ago, by the original 
> authors of the spec. At the time, it was rejected 
> specifically because the TC felt that OGC should not be 
> standardizing file specs, but rather should be standardizing 
> interfaces.

Ironic, because the strength of the Web is based on 'file' specs.  The
geo community needs to think less about interfaces and more about
how to communicate state through "files".


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