Monday, October 26, 2009

The OGC Publishes Policy Documents Regarding OGC URNs.

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The OGC Technical Committee announced it has recently approved four Naming Authority policies, an OGC Compliance Test Language Best Practice, and a policy for writing and publishing OGC Standards.

The OGC has an officially registered Uniform Resource Name (URN) as defined in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 5165 and as registered with IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). The OGC members have approved a set of policies and procedures for submitting URN proposals, reviewing such proposals, and providing the infrastructure for maintaining an OGC registry of resources, including URNs.

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 385 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OpenGIS Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.

The OGC's new Policy Directives for Writing and Publishing OGC Standards: TC Decisions (OGC 06-135r7) is also available at:

The OGC Compliance Test Language version 0.6 - Best Practice (06-126r2) document is available at:

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Source Citation:"The OGC Publishes Policy Documents Regarding OGC URNs." Professional Services Close-Up (July 29, 2009): NA. General Business File ASAP. Gale. Alachua County Library District. 26 Oct. 2009

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