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A Library for Python Programming of OpenGIS® Applications

PyOGCLib aims to develop and distribute a Python based library for the implementation of the OpenGIS® specifications, notably Web Map Server (WMS) and Web Feature Server (WFS). By basing the project on Sourceforge, we hope to attract user and developers who are interested in improving and expanding implementation of the OpenGIS® specifications in a lightweight, purely Python fashion, prioritizing conformance, simplicity, portability and ease of use and maintenance.

OpenGIS® Specifications

The mission of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is "to deliver spatial interface specifications that are openly available for global use". The OGC mission statement concludes

Products and services that conform to OGC's open interface specifications enable users to freely exchange and apply spatial information, applications and services across networks, different platforms and products.

Open interface specifications enable content providers, application developers and integrators to focus on delivering more capable products and services to consumers in less time, at less cost, and with more flexibility.

Python Implementation

Python is a perfect match for the OGC's mission. The interpreter runs on all major platforms and highly portable, strongly tested applications are easy to write and maintain. A robust Python implementation of OpenGIS® specifications should trigger a rapid proliferation of geoprocessing web services.