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OGC announces new automated Compliance Tests

Wayland, USA, 26 June 2007: The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) membership has adopted new test suites, test scripts and reference implementations for OpenGIS Specifications. A new TEAM Engine (Test, Evaluation, And Measurement Engine) and Compliance Test Language has been adopted as the OGC’s official new compliance testing platform. These new free tests and testing software enable technology providers to confirm that their products are compliant with OpenGIS standards.

Test suites adopted for the following OpenGIS implementation specifications include: Web Map Service (WMS) 1.3.0; Web Feature Service (WFS) with Filter Encoding 1.1.0; Geography Markup Language (GML) Simple Features SF 1.0; Catalog Services – Web (CS/W) 2.0.1; Web Map Context (WMC) 1.1.0; and GeoRSS GML

To assist programmers in developing solutions, open source reference implementations were adopted for: WMS 1.3.0; CS/W 2.0.1; and WFS 1.1.0.

The TEAM Engine, an open source programme developed by Northrop Grumman, and the test suites and reference implementations, contributed by other OGC members, were among the results of the OGC’s fourth OGC Web Services test bed activity (OWS-4).

Official OGC Compliance Testing can be done online for a compliance report and/or for submission of a product or service for certification and OGC Compliance branding.