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OGC Implementation Standards

Below is the list of the most recent versions of each published standard. These standards are published in HTML5 format to allow for easy reading, hyperlinking and even off-line consumption. Although these standards may have alternate formats, and formatting difference will occur, the content remains consistent. If you find errors or inconsistencies, please submit a change request for these Standards.

OGC Community Standards

Community standards are developed outside of the OGC and the originating party may continue to update their work; however, these document are fixed in content.

OGC Abstract Specifications

Abstract Specification documents are official positions of the OGC. The Abstract Specification provides the conceptual foundation for most OGC specification development activities. Open interfaces and protocols are built and referenced against the Abstract Specification, thus enabling interoperability between different brands and different kinds of spatial processing systems. The Abstract Specification provides a reference model for the development of OGC Implementation Standards.

OGC Best Practice Documents

Best Practice documents are official positions of the OGC, however, they are not standards and do not have the same level of OGC endorsement.

OGC Test Suites

Below are links to online test suites.

OGC Policy Documents

Below are links to information defining these policies and procedures.

OGC White Papers

White Papers are NOT official positions of the OGC, and they are not standards and do not have the same level of OGC endorsement.

Other Publicly Available OGC Documents

OGC publishes many different types of documents for public for use, review and comment. These are NOT official positions of the OGC, and they are not standards and do not have the same level of OGC endorsement. We typically publish these in either PDF (Portable Document Format) or MS-Word for convenience.