OSGeo is pleased to announce that the pygeoapi project has graduated from incubation and is now a full-fledged OSGeo project. Tom Kralidis, pygeoapi founder and chair of the pygeoapi Project Steering Committee (PSC), has been appointed as project officer.
pygeoapi is a Python server implementation of the OGC API suite of standards. The project provides a low barrier, off the shelf capability for data providers to deliver their geospatial data, metadata and services using OGC APIs, as well as for Python developers to extend, customize and integrate with custom plugins and templates. pygeoapi supports microservices architectures, and can be deployed using a number of different deployment patterns (cloud, on premises, etc.).
Graduating incubation includes fulfilling requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance, and general good project operation. Graduation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users and the community at large an added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.
The pygeoapi Project Steering Committee says, “The pygeoapi team is excited to be recognized as an official OSGeo project. The OSGeo stamp of approval / status has been a goal of the project since its inception in 2018. We are also happy that the project aligns with the directions of the recently updated OGC / OSGeo Memorandum of Understanding in moving forward Open Source and Open Standards. We are honoured to be a part of OSGeo and such a solid group of projects“.
OSGeo and the pygeoapi project would like to thank Michael Smith and Jody Garnett for their assistance during this Incubation process.
Congratulations to the pygeoapi community!
pygeoapi is a Python server implementation of the OGC API suite of standards. The project emerged as part of the next generation OGC API efforts in 2018 and provides the capability for organizations to deploy a RESTful OGC API endpoint using OpenAPI, GeoJSON, and HTML. pygeoapi is open source and released under an MIT license.
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