[tdwg-tapir] Conformance test

Renato De Giovanni renato at cria.org.br
Fri Oct 21 14:40:08 CEST 2005

Hello Javier,

I've noticed the OGC conformance tests in their website some time ago 
and I was planning to get more details... So it's really good to know 
that not only you already have some information but you also know the 

A quick search on sourceforge shows other tools that could be worth 


I just had a look at the first one, and it looks quite interesting:


Maybe we could already create a wiki page about conformance tests?
If we're going to experiment with different tools, we can put some 
comments there about the available options. 

I agree it's important to have at least a couple of  "standard 
databases" with different structures for testing (including data 
dictionary and mapping insctructions). But it would be great if we 
could have that kind of OGC test that accepts an arbitraty URL of a 
service to interactively "browse" it and perform a series of tests 
depending on the service capabilities...


On 20 Oct 2005 at 18:22, Javier de la Torre wrote:

> Hi all,
> Yesterday I had a meeting with Jens Fitzke from the Lat/Lon company. 
> This company made the reference implementation of the WMS standard of 
> OGC. He gave me a lot of nice information about how things work in 
> OGC. I am happy to have him as a partner in my project.
> Well, one thing he pointed me out was a conformance test that the OGC 
> community created to see if the different implementations of the 
> standard were interoperable... They first used a commercial software,
> I don't remember which one but  I suppose that it can be found, and
> the problem is that because of  the generic philosophy of the software
> they spent a lot of person/ months in make it run. Now they are
> developing an open source  software to do the same but not so generic.
> What they have already is two services to test WMS and WFS services. 
> You can find some information here:
> Maybe we can consider something similar for TAPIR, but it must be a 
> much more simple thing because we don't have their resources. There 
> are two things we have to test:
> -Implementations interoperability... things like what happens when 
> some parameters are missing, etc... purely technical -Content test:
> set up the same database and try different  implemntations to see we
> get what we expect.
> Maybe during the week someone, me?, can work on this, I hope we can 
> reuse software from OGC to do that.
> Cheers.
> Javier.
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