Training Program (9 April)

Role of Standards in Addressing Key Interoperability Challenges

This training course will present the fundamentals of geospatial data encodings, data models and web services. The training course will explain the role of OGC standards in addressing key interoperability challenges. The training course will also present introductions to a selection of OGC standards that relate to data encodings, data access, data processing, visualization and cataloguing.

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Learning Objectives

Understanding of the fundamentals of interoperability
Awareness of the role that the OGC plays in improving geospatial interoperability
Awareness of the different types of interfaces, data encodings and models that have been standardized by the OGC
Understanding of the need for compliance and interoperability testing
Awareness of freely available compliance testing resources

The outline of the course is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Interoperability
  • Modeling Geospatial Information
  • Data Encoding Standards - Overview
    • GeoPackage
    • Geography Markup Language (GML)
  • Data Access Standards - Overview
    • Web Feature Service (WFS)
    • Web Coverage Service (WCS)
    • Sensor Observation Service (SOS)
    • SensorThings API
    • OGC API – Features
  • Processing Standards - Overview
    • Web Processing Service (WPS)
  • Visualization Standards - Overview
    • Web Map Service (WMS)
    • Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD)
    • Symbology Encoding (SE)
  • Catalogue Service Standards - Overview
    • Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW)
  • Overview of OGC Service Architecture
  • Compliance testing
  • Example Scenario: Oil Spill Response
    • Enterprise Viewpoint
    • Information Viewpoint
    • Engineering Viewpoint
    • Technology Viewpoint
    • Computational/Services Viewpoint