US: Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced adoption and availability of the OGC Georeferenced Table Joining Service (TJS) Implementation Standard, Version 1.0. The TJS standard is available for free download at https://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/tjs.
The OGC TJS standard defines an interface for services that provide the ability to join attribute data stored in one database on a network with corresponding geometry (points, lines, or polygons) stored in another network accessible database.
The TJS standard describes a set of interfaces for both servers that allow the city name to be used as the “common geographic identifier” in order to join the population data to its geometry, thus enabling mapping and geospatial analysis of the tabular data. An earlier draft of this standard was titled the “Geographic Linkage Service”.
Representatives of the TJS 1.0 submission team are from: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; EDINA, University of Edinburgh; Natural Resources Canada; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (CREAF); University of Leeds and University of Zaragoza.