OpenGIS WMS receives ISO certification

OpenGIS WMS receives ISO certification

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The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) through its work with ISO has announced that its OpenGIS Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification is now available as ISO 19128, a standard titled “IS 19128:2005 Geographic information – Web map server interface.” The OGC version of this standard is being prepared and will be posted to the OGC website soon. The standard “specifies the behaviour of a service that produces spatially referenced maps dynamically from geographic information” and is already widely implemented in software products across the globe. Professionals and consumers use the standard as a key enabler to create hundreds of thousands of maps on the world wide web. ISO is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from national standards bodies and it produces world-wide industrial and commercial standards. The OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 290
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications.