A geospatial standards organization known as the Open Geospatial Consortium

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How to secure WFS services?

first time posting here.. Im currently tasked with finding a way to deploy wfs services to a number of clients. The services could be consumed by both desktop GIS software eg. MapInfo/ArcGis or by ...
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Is there an exhaustive, searchable catalog of all GIS web services (e.g. OGC WMS/WFS, REST, SOAP)?

Many of us have struggled to get a list of GIS services that are available on the internet. Specifically map services that expose OGC based interfaces like WMS, WFS or Web Service interfaces like ...
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What does it mean “GML is an XML grammar”?

I'm trying to get my head around the theoretical side of XML and GML. The OGC web page for GML states that: The Geography Markup Language (GML) is an XML grammar for expressing geographical ...
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Why is the OGC Symbology Encoding standard not being implemented and is SLD an alternative?

I searched exhaustively over the internet as well as at this How to export Symbology from ArcGIS to Microstation or QGIS? but didnt find a satisfactory answer. Hope to get the answers from the experts ...
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What are the differences between the OGC and ISO WKT/WKB specification?

Are the OGC-Simple feature access and the ISO (ISO/IEC 13249-3:2011 "Information technology - Database languages - SQL multimedia and application packages - Part 3: Spatial") significantly different ...
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Driving Zone Computation using Web Processing Services

I am currently evaluating different OGC Services(WFS,WMS and WPS) for driving zone computation. As I am new to WPS services, I would like some suggestions regarding which OGC services to implement. ...
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Should I use WFS, WMS or SOS considering performance and security?

My task is to develop a web application which will visualize the temporal data on map and produce a kind of data flow (or animation) from the images/data which have been received from server. For ...
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are there UML models of the OGC standards available online (native files not pdfs)

Last time I checked, there were only PDFs with class diagrams available on the net (downloadable for at least 140 swiss francs a piece) , but not the UML models in a native format of a database ...
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What's the difference between coordinateDimension and spatialDimension?

The OpenGIS standard mentions three methods to query the dimensions of a Geometry: dimension(): the inherent dimension of the geometry: 0 for Point 1 for Curve 2 for Surface coordinateDimension(): ...
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What options are available for free Web Processing Service (WPS) client?

A number of products seem to be implementing the server side of the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS 1.0.0) and these are listed here. However, for the client side there are fewer options. Has ...
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What's up with the GeoJSON spec and CRS as a IRM?

I'm writing a web API to our GIS data, currently revamping our geocoding service. I'm creating the option for folks to specify the output type as GeoJSON so I'm trying to follow the spec. Our data is ...
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How many WFS-T clients exist?

I would like to know which applications or libraries (proprietary or open source) offer transactional Web Feature Service (WFS-T) client functionality. Those include: Desktop or online applications ...
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OpenLayers filter: OGC (xml) or CQL?

While having not used filtering that much in OpenLayers, we are discussing which type of filtering we should use: The OGC XML filter or the more simple CQL filter? Are one of them more appropriate ...
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Is there an open standard for raster information?

For geographic vector data (Features) there is an OGC standard that defines geometries and their different annotations such as WKT and WKB. For raster image data however, I was not able to find ...
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Making OGC WMS/WFS look like ArcGIS Server layer, including functionality?

Esri contacted me about this question. After a good talk the conclusion was that it is not wise to build a wrapper around WMS/WFS because of possible changes to the REST interface of ArcGIS Online ...
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How to automate downloading “slices” of data from Web Coverage Service (WCS)?

I'd like to automate downloading "slices" of data from a WCS service. This is a WCS 1.1.2 service, supporting netCDF. The data are updated daily - forecasts from an atmospheric regional model - and ...
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How to display some Ushahidi's layers (WFS) in my Web portal?

I'm working on a VGI Web portal. I'm using OpenLayers and the application is running throw the TomCat server. I would like to know if it's possible to display layers from Ushahidi or others VGI tools ...
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STGeomFromText not working on large polygons

I'm using Microsoft.SqlServer.Types to do intersections on polygons. SqlChars scFullSwath = new SqlChars(new SqlString(fullSwath)); SqlGeography fullSwathGeom = ...
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Servers that implement OGC Geo/Time OpenSearch

The OGC is close to publishing the "OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions", which can be downloaded from http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/116. That specification is based on, but extends, ...
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What are my options in terms of implementing a WPS server?

I know about PyWPS, are there any good alternatives?
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Are these two OGC WKT projections the same? And if so, why are their reference strings different?

So here is the .prj text of a federal shapefile dataset of all public airports in its native OGC WKT format: ...
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INSPIRE, GEOSS and OGC

(as simply as you can) what are the differences between INSPIRE, GEOSS and OGC? I will explain what I understood: (1) The OGC provides standards for web-mapping that like WMS, WFS (are these ...
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Geometry Operands - BBOX vs Within - What's the difference?

What is the difference between the "BBOX" and "Within" spatial operators. Can anyone please shed some light?
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Reading OGC geometry data from SQL server using R

I would like to write a script in R that creates a map using OGC geometry data that is stored on a Microsoft SQL server. Is there a way to read OGC geometry data using a query passed from R? Maybe ...
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Is there public OGC Catalog Service (CSW) available which lets ArcGIS for Desktop with CSW Client Add (WMS) To Map?

This is a follow on from a Question that I asked last year entitled Is there a public OGC Catalog Service (CSW) available?. That Question has an Accept-ed Answer but I would now like to expand upon ...
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Are there any Geospatial OData Feeds?

I see that OData V3 has support for geospatial types. Has anyone published a feed that uses the new geospatial data types?
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Open .NET implementation of the OGC Geometry Object Model from Simple Feature Access 1 specification?

I am looking for a .NET implementation of the geometry object model described in OGS's Simple Feature Access, Part 1 specification. Preferably lightweight. I don't need WKT support, just the ...
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Is GeoJSON an OGC format

I am using geometries in a JavaScript page and it is best to use JSON objects rather than GML which is XML based. I heard of GeoJSON, but is it an OGC open format?
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Is there a public Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) available?

Does anyone know of an "almost always available" service URL for a public facing Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS)? I'm keen to test WMTS client capabilities without having to configure a WMTS server.
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How are ESRI WKT projections different from OGC WKT projections?

Does anyone know the precise list of differences between esri wkt and ogc wkt projection format strings? I know there are various tools to help convert from esri wkt to ogc wkt, incl gdal utilities ...
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File format (preferably open) for defining web service endpoints for ArcGIS Desktop?

Aside from .LYR files, is there a file format (preferably open) for defining web service endpoints for ArcGIS Desktop? For example, if I publish a WMS feed, can I provide a downloadable resource for ...
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OpenLayers: Combine multiple OGC filters

I have two OGC filters client side: <ogc:Filter xmlns:ogc="http://www.opengis.net/ogc"> <ogc:PropertyIsEqualTo matchCase="true"> ...
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How do I allow users to download a GeoTiff on my web map

I am hoping to get help with what I need to do in order to allow a user on my OpenLayers map to download a portion of a GeoTiff they are viewing through a WMS. The data is hosted through GeoServer. I ...
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SQLServer generating invalid WKT

I am a GIS novice using SQL 2008, with C# and the NetTopologySuite WKTReader type to work with some geometries. I have some data which I have been able to save into the database but when I read back ...
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What is the CAD equivalent of OGC?

The GIS industry has the OGC. What standards does CAD software have?
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When validating geometries, what are “Nested shells”?

I am validating shapefiles polygon geometry using shapely, and have also attempted it using FME. Some polygons return the error "Nested Shells". I cannot find a definition of what the problem is, ...
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Select Features returns There was error executing query in ArcMap when using OLE DB connection?

I have a spatial enabled OLE DB Provider corresponding to OGIS simple feature specification for OLE/COM revision 1.1 I can add spatial data as ArcMap layers successfully using this provider and by ...
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What is the OGC way of representing Related features?

I have a point shapefile of Persons (The point is located at the registered address of the person) and a polygon shapefile of parcels. There is an owner_id attribute in the parcels shapefile, which ...
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OGIS Ole Db provider sample with read/write capability

I'm trying to determine what level of effort would be required to develop an OGIS Ole db provider for ArcGIS. There is a sample that is read-only. I would like to be able to edit featureclasses in ...
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MapServer SOS (Sensor Observation Service) Configuration

I tried to set up MapServer SOS but I faced a problem: the SOS doesn't return anything. You may see the map file I have created below: MAP NAME "SOS_DEMO" STATUS ON SIZE 400 300 ...
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ArcGIS and SqlServer.Types: Does feature.Shape.SpatialReference.FactoryCode == srid?

I created a test implementation of the ESRI Geometry to WKT recipe provided by @SagebrushGIS. It seems to work great, but I'm wondering if the SRID value expected by Microsoft.SqlServer.Types ...
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ArcGIS layer format

am I correct in saying that the ArcGIS layer format for styling maps (*.lyr) is not an OGC approved format? And this is the reason that QGIS cannot read the *.lyr files? Thanks Antonio
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What is the correct spelling: CSW or CS-W?

In different publications I read sometimes CSW or sometimes CS-W for the standard of transferring metadata-documents. What is the correct 'official' spelling?
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Creating OGC Services via GeoServer automatically?

I am new to GeoServer and wonder how I can create OGC Services via Geoserver automatically. I have to publish my data (Shapefiles) with a Java program as OGC Services. How can I do that? I checked ...
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Semantics of polygon points - How to join the dots?

The question arise from reading the standard "OGC® Sensor Planning Service Interface Standard 2.0 Earth Observation Satellite Tasking Extension", that you can get from ...
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Any source code for converting an infix filter to a WFS filter?

A WFS GetFeature query looks something like this: ...
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Convert SqlGeometry data from SQL directly to Tiles / PNG file

I would like to know a basic method for 'exporting' SqlGeometry data from SQL Server 2008 to a Tile Server / PNG File generator. I already have a Silverlight Map application which uses a Custom Tile ...
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REST API for OGC standards

I can access WMS and WFS using SOAP and XML. Is there an option to access it using REST and JSON? I have gone through the specification and couldn't even find the word REST mentioned once.
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Mbtile To Geopackage and Vice versa

Considering the new open format offered by OGC, Geopackage, on top of vector data (like that of shapefiles), it supports map tiles as well. The functionality is similar to mbtile format founded by ...
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What resources are there to create a WPS from a web app?

I am developing a web app using the Weight of Evidence method and I need to create a web processing service out of it or enable it for web processing services. The code is in C# and includes an ...