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Table of formats

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NamePurposeCuratorDocument numberLinksNotes
TopoJSONVector dataMike Bostock https://github.com/topojson/topojsonBased on GeoJSON
JSON-LDLinked dataW3C https://json-ld.org/Linked data spec, not specifically for EO
hdf5-jsonCoverage dataHDF Group 

https://github.com/HDFGroup/hdf5-json
http://hdf5-json.readthedocs.io/en/latest/


A specification, library, and utilities for describing HDF5 content in JSON

GeoJSON

Vector dataIETFRFC7946https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7946Vector data, WGS84 only, types mirror OGC Simple Features
CovJSONCoverage dataW3C/OGCOGC 16-145

http://w3c.github.io/sdw/coverage-json/

Oregon State University Senior Capstone project which aims to provide a CoverageJSON Response Handler for OPeNDAP
http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/capstone/submission/?page=preview&pid=365

Coverage data, any CRS, type mirrors OGC Coverage Implementation Specification

See Note 1 below.

CF-JSONCoverage dataDavid Johnson, Met Ocean, New Zealand http://cf-json.org/specification

Can express data in any CF compliant NetCDF file

See Note 1 below  

NCO JSONCoverage dataCharlie Zender 

NCO spec section on JSON output via --jsn or --json flags
http://nco.sourceforge.net/nco.html#json
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/archives/netcdfgroup/2016/msg00295.html

Sourceforge discussion
https://sourceforge.net/p/nco/discussion/9829/thread/8c4d7e72/

Github spec
https://github.com/pedro-vicente/json-netcdf

See Note 1 below
OGC OWS Context GeoJSON Encoding StandardService contextOGC14-055r2https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=68826OWS Context allows a set of configured information resources to be passed between applications, primarily as a collection of services.
OGC OpenSearch Extension for Earth ObservationSearch resultsOGC13-026r9

Can't find this document, earlier versions don't have GeoJSON. r8:
https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=71370&version=1

WGISS effort ( ? ) to have GeoJSON be a valid result format.
OGC EO Dataset Metadata GeoJSON(-LD) EncodingMetadataOGC17-003r0https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=73344
(OGC Portal access required, but document may be freely copied)
Can be applied to encode metadata based on the Earth Observation Metadata Profile of Observations and Measurements (O&M) OGC 10-157r4, or as an encoding of the Unified Metadata Model for Granules (UMM-G) conceptual model 
STAR JSONCoverage dataPedro Vicente 

http://www.space-research.org/blog/star_json.html

https://github.com/pedro-vicente/json-hdf5

STAR JSON is a JSON schema that is used to share commonly used scientific data formats, such as HDF5 and netCDF

Notes

  1. Discussion on CovJSON, CF-JSON and NCO-JSON: https://github.com/covjson/specification/issues/86
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    1. I added them. JSON-LD may be a bit non-specific, but let's keep it here for now.