[OSGeo-Standards] [OSGeo-Discuss] Would you be concerned if the "GeoServices REST API" became an OGC standard?

Frans Thamura frans at meruvian.org
Sat May 4 03:59:19 PDT 2013

Hi cameron

I think ogc is stand as standard body which will home as geoservices

Yes, there are several overlap

I prefer esri to certified his product withnogc rather make new standarsd
in ogc

That is dangerous to community
On May 4, 2013 5:46 PM, "Cameron Shorter" <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:

> OSGeo Community,
> Currently, voting OGC members are to decide whether to accept the
> "GeoServices REST API" as an OGC standard. This is already a contentious
> issue, with 13 votes for, and 10 votes against, 72 outstanding votes, with
> voting halted temporally, being reopened again in a few days, and closing 2
> weeks after that. [1]
> I'm wanting to hear whether people in the OSGeo community have strong
> opinions regarding this proposed standard, and whether we as a collective
> OSGeo community should make statements to the OGC, and voting OGC members,
> stressing our thoughts.
> If there is sufficient interest, I'll raise this issue with the OSGeo
> Board, with the intent of drafting a statement on behalf of OSGeo.
> As background:
> * "The API was initially developed by Esri and implemented on the ArcGIS
> for Server platform." [2]
> * The proposed GeoServices REST API specification overlaps with most OGC
> standards already deployed, including: WMS, WMTS, WCS, WFS, SE/SLD, CS/W.
> This effectively means that for most use cases covered by the GeoServices
> REST API, applications would now have two standards to support. Also,
> spatial infrastructure programs will be impacted, as OGC compliance won't
> necessarily equate to interoperability.
> * Most (all?) current OGC web service standards to date have an Open
> Source reference implementation, which was often (always?) part funded by
> OGC testbeds, and open source implementations were tested against
> proprietary implementations during OGC testbeds. As far as I'm aware, there
> has been very little up-take from the Open Source community of the
> "GeoServices REST API", and I'm unaware of any testing of non-ESRI
> applications during OGC testbeds. (Someone may be able to correct me here).
> [1] https://portal.opengeospatial.**org/?m=projects&a=view&**
> project_id=82&tab=5&subtab=0<https://portal.opengeospatial.org/?m=projects&a=view&project_id=82&tab=5&subtab=0>
> (OGC member login required. Votes counted as at 4 May 2013)
> [2] http://www.opengeospatial.org/**standards/requests/89<http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/89>
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