The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the candidate Version 1.1 of the OGC API - Environmental Data Retrieval (EDR) Standard.
Comments are due by February 27, 2023. The OGC API - EDR Standard provides a family of lightweight query interfaces to access spatiotemporal data resources by requesting data at a Position, within an Area, along a Trajectory, or through a Corridor. An API compliant with the OGC API - EDR Standard will return only the data needed by the user or client, reducing data transfer time and costs.
The OGC API - EDR Standard makes it easier to efficiently access a wide range of geospatial ‘big data’ through a uniform, well-defined, simple Web interface that shields the user from the complexities of data storage. An example use case of the Standard could be to retrieve, say, weather forecasts for a local area from a much larger national or global forecast dataset – though many other types of data can be accessed through the API.
By defining a small set of query patterns (and no requirement to implement all of them), OGC API - EDR helps to simplify the design and performance-tuning of systems, making it easier to build robust, scalable infrastructures.
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