OpenSearch-Geo updates and test viewer

Progress still continues with the broad adoption of the OpenSearch-Geo extensions written at WhereCamp just about 3 years ago. The current OGC OWS-7 testbed is considering many ways in which to integrate OpenSearch-Geo into catalog services and part of the official OGC architecture.

Specifically, Pedro and Jo have done great work getting the community supported specification written into OGC format. You can read his excellent article outlining the proposed modifications. Simple modifications include changing the geo:locationString to geo:name and also adding a geo:geometry to use more complex geometries than a simple polygon.

If you want to chime in on the conversation, join the OpenSearch mailing list, leave a comment here, or come to a WhereCamp, such as the one in Mountain View next weekend, to discuss it with the community.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.