Now days organizations are making available data (e.g. vector data, rasters) via web services, that follow open standards and are easier to integrate with other data. Validation of these services is important to guarantee that clients (e.g. web portals, mobile applications) can properly discover and download the data that a user needs. Validation can also serve as curation process to improve discovery on registries  or for certification purposes . This session will provide an overview and a demo of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Validation tools. The participants will understand how to invoke a test and install the tools in their own environment. The validation tools are used to test servers, data and clients. The tests can be customized to not only test implementations against OGC standards but also community profiles. The validation engine and the tests are available as open source in GitHub.
 ESIP Discovery Cluster Testbed: Validate and Relate Data & Services - Draft - http://commons.esipfed.org/node/406
 Community Inventory of EarthCube Resources for Geosciences Interoperability - http://earthcube.org/group/cinergi
 OCG Validation Website - http://cite.opengeospatial.org/teamengine/