SOURCE: Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

November 23, 2010 14:09 ET

OGC Calls for Participation in Major Geo Standards Testbed

WAYLAND, MA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/74.

The organizations sponsoring OWS-8 seek open standards that address their interoperability requirements. OWS-8 will be organized around the following threads:

1) Observation Fusion -- Detection, tracking, and bookmarking of moving objects in video using Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) and other OGC standards; as well as coverage access and processing.

2) Geosynchronization (Gsync) -- Distributing bulk data sets, while addressing synchronization and updates of geospatial data across a hierarchical Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).

3) Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI) -- Advancement of semantic mediation among heterogeneous data models via the OGC Web Feature Service WFS Interface standard; style registries and styling services; KML; and UML/OCL for schema automation on domain models.

4) Aviation -- Delivery, filtering and update of Aeronautical Information Exchange (AIXM) 5.1 using WFS-Transactional and OGC Filter Encoding standards; validating emerging metadata and OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard profiles; event notification architecture, including NOTAM events; Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) using coverages for encoding weather and radar datasets, on-demand Coordinate Reference System (CRS) transformations, distributed architectures for Units of Measure (UoM), and probabilistic Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF) decision making applications.

The RFQ/CFP includes details of these threads as well as details of the 6 December 2010 bidders' conference (http://opengeospatial.webex.com/), the selection process and kickoff. Proposal responses are due by 5:00 p.m., 14 January 2011. If your organization is interested in participating, contact David Arctur at darctur@opengeospatial.org.

OGC's international testbeds, pilot projects, interoperability experiments and interoperability support services support rapid development, testing, validation and adoption of OGC standards.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 400 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact/.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Steven Ramage
    Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
    Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
    sramage@opengeospatial.org
    Phone: +47 9862 6865