Demystifing OGC APIs with GeoServer: introduction and status of implementation
07-05, 12:00–12:30 (Europe/Tallinn), Destination Earth (Van46 ring)

The OGC APIs are a fresh take at doing geo-spatial APIs, based on WEB API concepts and modern formats, including:

  • Small core with basic functionality, extra functionality provided by extensions
  • OpenAPI/RESTful based
  • JSON first, while still allowing to provide data in other formats
  • No mandate to publish schemas for data
  • Improved support for data tiles (e.g., vector tiles)
  • Specialized APIs in addition to general ones (e.g., DAPA vs OGC API - Processes)
  • Full blown services, building blocks, and ease of extensibility

This presentation will provide an introduction to various OGC APIs and extensions, such as Features, Styles, Maps and Tiles, STAC and CQL2 filtering.
Some have reached a final release, some are in draft: we will discuss their trajectory towards official status, as well as how good the GeoServer implementation is tracking them, and show examples based on the GeoServer HTML representation of the various resources.

Open source enthusiast with strong experience in Java development and GIS. Personal interest range from high performance software, managing large data volumes, software testing and quality, spatial data analysis algorithms, map rendering.
Full time open source developer on GeoServer and GeoTools, regular presenter at F0SS4G.
Received the Sol Katz's OSGeo award in 2017.

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