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Spatial Standards Support

Jean Ihm
Product Manager, Oracle Spatial and Graph

Oracle strongly supports and helps to shape open standards in the spatial area.  Below are some of the standards and organizations that Oracle supports and participates in.

Oracle Open Geospatial Consortium Compliance

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 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.

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. 

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, fact sheets, and other documents can be found at www.isotc211.org .

ISO Standards for Spatial

Oracle Database (Locator) and Oracle Spatial and Graph support the following ISO standards:

  • 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)

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