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Spatial Features - Standards Support

Oracle Open Geospatial Consortium Compliance

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 383 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS® Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.

OpenGIS® is a Registered Trademark of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) and is the brand name associated with the Specifications and documents produced by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC). OpenGIS specifications are developed in a unique consensus process supported by OGC industry, government and academic members to enable geoprocessing technologies to interoperate, or "plug and play". You will also find the OpenGIS® trademark associated with products that implement or comply to our specifications. Make sure that your geoprocessing and location services procurement and technology development programs demand OpenGIS specifications!

OGC Open Standards and INSPIRE

This market report was written and reviewed by members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to provide a simple guide to the EU INSPIRE Directive from an open standards perspective.—OGC (PDF 1.5MB) April 2012

Oracle Spatial Technologies ISO/TC 211 Support

ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics is responsible for the International Organization for Standardization geographic information series of standards. Further information about the committee can be found at "" where it is also possible to make contact with the committee secretariat if you have any queries. You can also obtain a copy of the fact sheets and an overview document from this web site.

Many bodies are actively engaged in the work of ISO/TC 211. These include national standardization bodies, the OpenGIS Consortium (OGC), international professional bodies (such as FIG and ICA), UN agencies, and sectoral bodies (such as DGIWG and ICAO).

ISO Standards for Spatial

Oracle Database(Locator) and Oracle Spatial:
  • ISO 13249-3 SQL Multimedia and Application Packages - Part 3: Spatial.
  • ISO 19101: Geographic information - Reference model (definition of terms and approach)
  • ISO 19109: Geographic information - Rules for application schema (called the General Feature Model)
  • ISO 19111: Geographic information - Spatial referencing by coordinates (also OGC Abstract spec for coordinate reference systems)
  • ISO 19118: Geographic information - Encoding (GML 2.1 and GML 3.1.1)
  • ISO 19107: Geographic information - Spatial schema (also OGC Abstract spec for Geometry)