OGC GeoParquet is being developed as an international Standard. As is the case with most recent OGC Standards, the development of the technical specification occurs simultaneously with creation of code, sample data, tests, and other resources. OGC has opened this solicitation to fund development of some of these additional resources that will expedite development of a robust GeoParquet ecosystem to assist implementers of the Standard.

This call for proposals seeks for contributors to any or all of the following.

  • Sample data in GeoParquet format that is permissively-licensed and easily accessible to allow GeoParquet tool developers to test their work. Such data include migration of open datasets that are of general interest. Ideally, This GeoParquet will be an additional available format on different public data stores.
  • Testing tools that can be integrated into the OGC Validator (info and GitHub repo).
  • Open-source libraries to read/write GeoParquet (with permissive / non-viral licenses) in a variety of languages.

More information on GeoParquet can be found here.

Proposal Submission Procedures

Bidders are encouraged to consult the “Proposal Submission Procedures”.

This system is not tied to the OGC Portal. All users will need to create a proposal account. To do so, please go to the login page and select "Register".