OGC approves GeoSciML for Geological Data

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have just approved the GeoSciML v4.1 proposal as an OGC standard. GeoSciML is based on GML/XML and can store information about observations & measurements, borehole data, metadata for lab analysis, geological time, and structural data. There are three standard levels: lite (for simple applications); basic (for basic data exchange); and ...

Technical Overview: GeoRSS

GeoRSS is a standard for adding location information to an RSS feed. Example applications include travel blogs, news feeds, and real time earthquake feeds. Location information is typically a point location, but it can also include geographic lines, polygons, and related feature descriptions. Many online mapping services support GeoRSS, allowing map “mashups” to be easily ...

Book Review: GML Geography Mark-Up Language

GML Geography Mark-Up Language: Foundation for the Geo-Web, by Ron Lake, David S. Burggraf, Milan Trninic, Laurie Rae; publ. by Wiley With a chief writer who was responsible for much of the GML standard, this book is an indispensible reference for those who wish to create their own GML application schema, or wish to have ...

Technical Overview: GML

GML (Geography Markup Language) is based on XML and was developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to express geographic features.