What is OGDI

OGDI is the Open Geographic Datastore Interface. OGDI is an application programming interface (API) that uses a standardized access methods to work in conjunction with GIS software packages (the application) and various geospatial data products. OGDI uses a client/server architecture to facilitate the dissemination of geospatial data products over any TCP/IP network, and a driver-oriented approach to facilitate access to several geospatial data products/formats.

The Open Source OGDI core technology, and the OGDI interface standard was originally developed largely by Global Geomatics under contract to the Canadian Department of National Defence. From 2000 to 2002 it was maintained by the Information Interoperability Institute which is no longer in operation. Now it is maintained on a volunteer basis, primarily by Frank Warmerdam.

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