OGC has made a release today. There is a new standard for, if implemented, lets say if you make a map in Google Maps, and want to show it in Bing or an advanced GIS tool, it would be like opening a Word document in another tool like OpenOffice.
This seems simple enough, but as you can imagine, we cannot do this now. Actually quite the opposite – most viewers require coding to make a mashup or workflow configuration work in its own application. This standard paves the way for sharing across OGC services.
Xentity staff supported input into the ATOM XML encoded standard, and provided support to drive for the JSON encoding, which is more HTML5 and browser friendly, which can help for tablet, light viewer solutions as well.
Full article: The OGC adopts OWS Context Conceptual Model and ATOM Encoding Standards