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OGC seeks public comment on new OGC API for Environmental Data Retrieval

By Eric Van Rees - 31st August 2020 - 06:44

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC API - Environmental Data Retrieval Standard.

Comments are due by September 28, 2020.

The OGC API - Environmental Data Retrieval (OGC API - EDR) standard uses current web technologies and best practices to enable end-users – or anyone with web development experience – to easily identify and retrieve a subset of data from ‘big data’ stores. The idea is to save those users interested in environmental (or other) data from having to transfer and deal with datasets that inevitably contain data concerning areas or time periods that are irrelevant to their interests. In addition, as a web API, it uses a well-understood and -established mode of interaction that comes with a shallow learning curve.

The new OGC API family of standards uses the OpenAPI specification to define modular API building blocks to spatially enable Web APIs in a consistent way. The OGC API - EDR standard specifies the fundamental API building blocks required to access environmental data resources by requesting data at a Position, within an Area, or along a Trajectory, including optional time and/or vertical coordinates.

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