This page collects standards relevant for large-scale array processing. Standards may be both domain independent (such as ISO Array SQL) or domain specific (such as the OGC WCPS geo raster query language). For each standard, its adoption status is provided.
Array SQL (data and processing standard)
Full title: ISO 9075 SQL Part 15: Multi-Dimensional Arrays (MDA)
Description: service-independent data model for spatio-temporal regular and irregular grids, point clouds, and general meshes. As opposed to ISO 19123 (see below), this is concrete enough to be interoperable and conformance testable down to pixel level.
adopted by OGC
under adoption by ISO as 19123-2, DIS ballot to start in August 2017
adopted by EU INSPIRE, with slight modifications (re-harmonization with OGC coverage standard under work)
P. Baumann, E. Hirschorn, J. Maso, A. Dumitru, V. Merticariu: Taming Twisted Cubes. Proc. ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Managing and Mining Enriched Geo-Spatial Data (GeoRich), San Francisco, USA, June 26 - July 01, 2016
P. Baumann: Beyond Rasters: Introducing The New OGC Web Coverage Service 2.0. Proc. ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, San Jose, USA, November 2-5, 2010
ISO Coverages (data standard)
Full title: OGC Abstract Topic 6 (identical to ISO 19123)
Issueing Body: ISO (TC211)
Description: abstract, generic data model for spatio-temporal coverages. This forms the conceptual basis for the Coverage Implementation Schema (CIS) under adoption by ISO (See above).
adopted since 2004 as 19123, under revision by ISO to become 19123-1