GIS Web interface specs set

GIS Web interface specs set

Under a new standard for Web posting of geographic information system data, browsers can overlay maps from different vendors' GIS programs.

The Open GIS Consortium Inc. has published the downloadable OpenGIS Web Map Server Interface Implementation Specification at www.opengis.org, said Lance McKee, a vice president of the Wayland, Mass., consortium.

Many GIS software vendors have already implemented the specification, McKee said. The consortium will finish preparing tests this summer so it can start awarding a seal for compliant software.

The 215 members of the international consortium include nine government agencies.

'Patricia Daukantas, Tony Lee Orr, William Jackson and Susan M. Menke

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