IGiS Follows OGC Standards

The Open Geospatial Consortium, an International voluntary concensus standards organization originated in 1994. In the OGC more than 400 commercial, governmental, non-profit and research organizations worldwide collaborate in a concensus process encouraging development and implementation of open standards for Geospatial content and services, GIS data processing and Data sharing. Companies sought to apply for OGC standards to increase systems interoperability while recuding technology risks. A product that is OGC certified assures the user that the software follows mandatory rules of implementation that are required to meet the criteria set by the OGC. Vendors gain confidence that they are providing a product compliant with OGC standards, which will be easier to integrate and easier to market. Buyers gain confidence that a compliant product will work with another compliant product based on the same OGC standard, regardless of which company developed the product.

IGiS is the only Indian software that is OGC compliant. Hence the user can be rest assured that IGiS is in compliance to all OGC standards that are expected from a quality product. Due to this ability IGiS can be also hosted on a Web based platform thereby providing the user the ability to perform spatial analysis on IGiS over the internet.

At present IGiS Version 1.1 compliant OGC standard as below:
OpenGIS Web Map Service Interface Standard Version 1.1.1.
OpenGIS Web Map Service interface Standard Version 1.3.0.
OpenGIS Web Coverage Service Interface Standard, Version 1.0.0.

  • Web Map Service

    It is a standard protocol for serving geo-referenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database

  • Web Coverage Service

    It provides an interface allowing requests for geographical \coverages across the web using platform-independent calls. The coverages are objects (or images) in a geographical area, which end-users cannot edit or spatially analyse

  • Web Feature Service

    It provides an interface allowing requests for geographical features across the web using platform-independent calls.

  • Keyhole Markup Language

    Support of KML is available.

  • Styled Layer Descriptor

    SLD is an XML schema specified by the OGC for describing the appearance of map layers. A typical use of SLDs is to instruct WMS of how to render a specific layer.

  • Geography Markup Language

    GML is defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to express geographical features.

  • Sensor Observation Services

    The OpenGIS® Sensor Observation Service Interface Standard (SOS) provides an API for managing deployed sensors and retrieving sensor data and specifically “observation” data.

  • Simple Feature Access data support

    Simple feature access (SFA; also called ISO 19125), is both an OpenGIS and ISO Standard that specifies a common storage model of geographical data.

  • WMS
  • WCS
  • WFS
  • KML
  • SLD
  • GML
  • SOS
  • SFA