Web-Friendly Geo formats

The recent workshop on Open Data on the Web sparked some reflection on the geospatial field's ability (or lack thereof) to deliver options for "ultra-lightweight" data publishing formats. The observation that stood out most was that most people still want to publish tables -- tabular data! XML and RDF will never appeal to a large cross-section of the IT world.

Event Notifications

<<insert introduction to events as they pertain to OGC here>>

Internet of Things (IoT) and Web of Things (WoT)

The OGC Sensor Web for IoT Standards Working Group was a result of the work listed below.  Go to the SWG page for the latest activity.

Sensor Web Enablement White Papers, Cookbooks, and Reference Papers

The following references provide architecture documents and "how-to" articles for the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) framework.

White Papers

Sensor Web Enablement: Overview and High-Level Architecture (OGC 07-165)

Projects implementing SWE


Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) technology is being applied by both large and small institutions throughout the world. This page contains references to some of these projects.

Sensor Web Enablement Presentations and Videos

This page provide links to various Powerpoint presentations, as well as video related to Sensor Web enablement (SWE).


SWE Introduction - Short overview of Sensor Web Enablement (presented at the beginning of each OGC SWE-SWG meeting)

Sensor Web Enablement Software

There are several Open Source, Free-Ware, and Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) activities committed to the development of Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) oriented software. This includes software to support servers, middleware, and clients, as well as tools for creating and validating SWE encodings.

All registered OGC products

Transducer Markup Language (TML)


TML enables the following:

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