Geospatial Workshop Oct 24-25, 2017

GeoPlatform Workshop 2017 will be held on October 24th & 25th  at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va.

Registration for this interactive workshop is open at  This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  Anyone who pre-registers and who is unable to attend in person will have the option of watching slides & hearing the speakers via the webinar (the webinar link will be provided at a later date). 

Workshop Agenda (pdf)

gp workshop poster 2017

For additional information or questions, please contact Katie Zezima,, Gwyneth Holt or Terri Ryan at

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FGDC Standards WG meeting

Date & Time

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
10:00-12:00 EDT (-4 h UTC)


Meeting number: 714 588 728
When it is time to join the meeting, visit


  • From the USGS National Center in Reston, call x4848
  • From all other USGS/DOI locations, call 703-648-4848
  • From non-DOI locations, call toll free 855-547-8255*

* If you are unable to connect with the toll free number for any reason, please use 703-648-4848.

After the voice prompt, enter conference code 31402793 followed by the # key.  You will hear a tone confirming that you have successfully joined the conference call; else, you will hear another voice prompt with instructions.

If you have questions regarding the GSTalk Audio Bridge or experience difficulties during your call, call the Service Desk at 703-648-4357 and choose option 1.


Recommendations for FGDC endorsement

  • ISO 19115-3:2016, Geographic information -- Metadata -- Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts
  • OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) 2.0 + extensions, with retirement of WCS 1.1.2
  • OGC Web Processing Services (WPS) 2.0 [14-065], with confirmation of WPS 1.0.0
  • OGC GML 3.3 [10-129r1], with confirmation of GML 3.2.1
  • OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) simple features profile (with Corrigendum) (2.0) [10-100r3] 
  • OGC KML 2.3 [12-007r2], with confirmation of OGC KML 2.2.1
  • OGC Filter Encoding (FE) 2.0.2 [09-026r2], with retirement of FE 1.1
  • OGC GeoPackage 1.1 [12-128r12], with retirement of OGC GeoPackage 1.0, which has been deprecated
  • OGC Web Services Context Document (OWS Context) 1.0 [12-080r2] and Atom Encoding standard 1.0 [12-084r2], with retirement of OGC Web Map Context
  • ISO/TS 19157-2:2016 Geographic information -- Data quality -- Part 2: XML schema implementation – TBD
  • Other standards that FGDC Metadata WG supports - TBD

Meeting materials

This zip file contains proposals for FGDC endorsement of voluntary consensus standards listed above.
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FGDC Coordination Group Meeting, November 2017

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FGDC Coordination Group Meeting, December 2017

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Metadata Working Group Meeting - December 2017

Meeting agenda and materials will be posted here as they become available.

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