OGC and Ordnance Survey invite developers

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Ordnance Survey, an OGC Strategic Member, invites interested developers to the OGC API – Tiles Sprint, to be held by remote participation on 23rd to 24th April, 2020.

In this Code Sprint, OGC members and non-members alike will come together to experiment with and validate the current draft OGC API – Tiles specification. OGC API – Tiles seeks to serve the same function as OGC’s Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) – a well-established and commonly implemented OGC standard first issued in 2007 – using the latest technologies and spatial data on the web best practices, such as OpenAPI.

The OGC API – Features – Part 1: Core standard, published October 2019, is the first approved OGC standard to use OpenAPI for describing a service that delivers geographic information over the web. This pattern is being adopted for all OGC API standards as highlighted in the OGC API – Common candidate standard. OGC API – Tiles seeks to implement this pattern for the delivery of tiled resources, such as raster or vector tiles.  The scope of the Sprint includes API development and testing, using one or more implementations of OpenAPI 3.0. The Sprint will draw on the work of OGC’s Web Map Service (WMS) Standards Working Group and will provide sprint participants who haven’t been members of this group with detailed insight about the current plans for OGC API – Tiles.

An OGC Sprint is a collaborative and inclusive event driven by innovative and rapid programming with minimum process and organization constraints to support the development of new applications and open standards. The sprint is open to anyone: OGC membership is not a requirement.

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