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From "Martin Desruisseaux (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SIS-196) OGP organization has been renamed IOGP
Date Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:26:12 GMT


Martin Desruisseaux commented on SIS-196:

Feedback from a member of EPSG group:

IOGP rebranded itself in November last year. The name _“International Association of Oil
and Gas Producers”_ is unchanged, but the abbreviation has been updated and now is “IOGP”.
From the v8.6.4 of 1st March 2015 release, all new or updated records in the EPSG Dataset
will carry this as the codespace, but any unchanged records from before this date will retain
their previous codespace “OGP”. So both will be in use in the GML codespace. The “authority”
in URN strings remains only “EPSG”. The data source may now be any of “EPSG”, “OGP”
or “IOGP” depending on date of record creation. The name of the dataset remains “EPSG”
and since the company rebranding is referred to as _“IOGP’s EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset”_.

(from Roger Lott, personal communication)

> OGP organization has been renamed IOGP
> --------------------------------------
>                 Key: SIS-196
>                 URL:
>             Project: Spatial Information Systems
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: Referencing
>    Affects Versions: 0.5
>            Reporter: Martin Desruisseaux
>            Assignee: Martin Desruisseaux
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.6
> The OGP organization, which is the maintainer of EPSG database, is now known as IOGP
(International Association of Oil & Gas Producers). We should rename at least in the source
> We need to deprecate the {{Citations.OGP}} constant. But maybe we should not provide
a {{Citations.IOGP}} replacement, since experience suggests that there is confusion about
whether we need to use {{Citations.OGP}} or {{Citations.EPSG}} in source code. Since Apache
SIS refers to IOGP only in the context of EPSG database, we should probably not provide any
replacement, and keep only the current {{Citations.EPSG}} constant. This would remove a source
of confusion.
> Whether we should also rename "OGP" to "IOGP" in XML documents is still an open question.
The site is still reporting "OGP" in their GML exports.

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