Glossary

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Termsort descending Description
O&M

Observations and Measurements, an international standard (ISO 19156) providing a conceptual model for observations and measurements

OAIC

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

OASIS

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (international information standards body)

OBIS

Ocean Biographic Information System

observation offering

a set of environmental observations available for data access through a service, sharing a common set of observing procedures, observed environmental parameters, and observed features

observing method

the mechanism used to perform an environmental observation; usually an observing protocol, instrument type, or analytical procedure

observing protocol

a standardised observing procedure, usually involving a human observer and one or more observing instruments

OGC

See Open Geospatial Consortium

OLA

Operating Level Agreement

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

an international industry consortium of 471 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards

Open Government Partnership

an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments moreÊopen, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

OPenDAP

Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol is a data transport architecture and protocol widely used by earth scientists. OPeNDAP includes standards for encapsulating structured data, annotating the data with attributes and adding semantics that describe the data

OpenLayers

a software framework for displaying interactive maps within a web application

operation

a discrete function that may be performed by a service through an interface, usually with some flexibility based on user-supplied parameters

OSP

Office of Spatial Policy, Department of Communications

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