[tdwg-tapir] OGC standards and TAPIR
Javier de la Torre
jatorre at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 16:39:08 CET 2005
I am still sending emails with these guys working with OGC standards
and some times I have difficulties to explain why we are not using
WFS for sharing our data. I check at the report from Renato and
Markus and did not find explicit reasons, but I will try to put mines
and please let me know if you find other reasons why do you think WFS
is not the way to go... For sure I do not mean WFS as it is right
now, but extending WFS to meet our needs.
-OGC is a big consortium and it would be difficult to get our needs
inserted in the standards. So if no one is going to worry about how
we extend why should we worry about following them.
-With WFS we would have to adapt our schemas to GML application
schemas (that is substitution groups and we have to extend
AbstractFeautureType). We would not like to have to change our
standards described in XML schemas.
-Standards like SDD can not make use of GML, mainly because WFS is a
service for retrieving features of one single thing and not the
relations between them.
Do you agree with that or you want to add more reasons?
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