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In a Nutshell: The Miraculous World of Coverages

Peter Baumann

(Submission #262)


The concept of coverages as a unifying paradigm for spatio-temporal sensor, image (timeseries), simulation, and statistics data is recognized as a corner stone for interoperable services in INSPIRE and beyond. The OGC coverage data and service standards offers a stable, implemented, and proven baseline for flexible, harmonized services - 2.5 PB Web Coverage Service (WCS) services are known, coverage analytics queries have been parallelized across 1,000+ Amazon cloud nodes. Many open-source and proprietary tools support the coverage standards suite.

However, due to the dynamic nature of the field - standards evolve due to technical insights gained, new tools start promoting their individual visions - it has become less than trivial recently to understand terms, trends, standards, and how they relate, differ, or agree.

In this talk, we give a condensed overview of the coverage landscape. We focus not on technical depth, but on relating different concepts and standards published recently. Goal is to enable the audience to correlate OGC, ISO, and other work and be aware of recent harmonization efforts. The presentation is based on our many years of work on coverage standardization in OGC, ISO, and INSPIRE and as editor of the larger part of these standards.


Topic Area:  [2.6] Cooperation on standardization
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   Yes
INSPIRE newbies:   Yes
Policy Officers:   Yes
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   Yes
Comments:   coverage, standards, OGC, ISO, INSPIRE

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