Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#15 new task

Potential Open Geospatial Consortium Standardization

Reported by: braeckel Owned by:
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you mention in your description that you are searching for the best way to establish UCUM as a broadly-used international standard. I am working on a project in which we plan to use UCUM and OGC standards, and I am also interested in broad UCUM adoption and standardization. I talked to Carl Reed of the OGC and asked what might be an appropriate path for UCUM in OGC or ISO. The OGC has a relationship with ISO; GML and WFS started out as OGC specifications and were eventually taken over by ISO. If you are interested in discussing further standardization Carl recommended that you get in contact with him (creed AT Feel free to include me in any communications (braeckel AT if I can be helpful.


Change History (5)

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by SimonCox

  • Priority changed from blocker to minor

The URI policy for 'def' URIs, which includes units-of-measure, is published as "OGC-NA Name type specification - definitions: Part 1 - basic name" and listed here: (direct link is

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by gschadow

Thank you Simon. Is there anything needed for this?

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by braeckel

The referenced document describes a technical means to represent naming and definitions for UCUM units, but does not address the standardization and management aspects that is the core issue for this ticket.

If there is still interest from the UCUM group in OGC (and possible path to ISO) adoption of the standard in a non-technical sense, I believe this remains an open issue. I am certainly still interested in such.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by gschadow

OK, understood and appreciated. Would you please review our ExternalRelationships section and suggest what would be required. What can UCUM do and what would we do together to achieve what standardization and management outcomes? Thanks.

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