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Promote the WCS 2.0 Earth Observation module to extension status

Proposed By

Andrea Aime

Assigned to Release



Choose one of: Under Discussion, In Progress, Completed, Rejected, Deferred


WCS 2.0 Earth Observation is an extension profile of the WCS 2.0 standard adding the notion of datasets (groups of uniform coverages), and extra operation to describe their internal structure, DescribeEOCoverageSet, and the requirement to be able to pull a sub-coverage of a set from GetCoverage, even if the coverage itself is not listed in the capabilities document (and a bunch of other requirements about WCS 2.0 abilities that we support for the core version already).


Move the WCS 2.0 EO module to extension status. Documentation wise, the protocol extensions are documented in the OGC standard documents, but we need to add a page to show how to enable the EO extensions for a specific layer.

Graduation checklist:

The module has a handful of users (at least 3): yes, the module is in use by DLR, EUMETSAT and CMRE
The module has a designated and active maintainer: Andrea Aime, Simone Giannecchini
The module is considered stable by the majority of the PSC: this is what the PSC will have to vote on
The module maintains a 40% test coverage: yes, the WCS 2.0 EO module has 85% test coverage
The module has no IP violations: all the code has been written from scratch
The module has a page in the user manual: not yet, it will be added in the pull request to complete this proposal
The maintainer has signed the GeoServer contributor Agreement: yes


This section should contain feedback provided by PSC members who may have a problem with the proposal.

Backwards Compatibility

No backwards compatibility issues should arise.


Alessio Fabiani: +1
Andrea Aime: +1
Ben Caradoc-Davies: +1
Christian Mueller: +1
Gabriel Roldán:
Jody Garnett:
Jukka Rahkonen:
Justin Deoliveira: +1
Phil Scadden:
Simone Giannecchini: +0


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