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OGC adopts Two Dimensional Tile Matrix Set standard

By [email protected] - 20th December 2019 - 09:55

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the Two Dimensional Tile Matrix Set standard for adoption as an OGC standard. The OGC Two Dimensional Tile Matrix Set standard defines the rules and requirements for a two dimensional tile matrix set as a way to index space using a set of regular grids defining a domain (tile matrix) for a limited list of scales in a Coordinate Reference System (CRS), as defined in OGC Abstract Specification Topic 2: Spatial Referencing by Coordinates. The standard includes the concepts of a tile matrix set and tile matrix set limits as well as their implementation in 2D space and describes an XML and JSON encoding. The standard also contains a new library of eight global tile matrix set definitions that are expected to be widely used, improving easy tile overlay in visualization clients. Used in combination with tile matrix set limits, this reduces the need for user defined tile matrix sets.