Format definition by the Open Geospatial Consortium that describes (spatial) features

AuthorOGC

Goal

A standard to describe (spatial) data in a human & machine readable form (xml).

Note

These days webdevelopers are moving away from XML and prefer the json alternative to GML, GeoJSON, which is (almost) an IETF standard. Or even more compressed formats like TopoJSON or GeoBuf.

Implementations

Servers * GeoServer (GeoWebCache) * deegree

Clients * OpenLayers * QGIS

Libraries * OGR/GDAL * npm-gdal * Fiona (python) * GeoTools (java) * DotSpatial (.Net)

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