Metropolitan Lyon makes its 3D Data Reference available

  • Posted on: 26 February 2015
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Manuel Plane

For the sixth Interoperability Day organized by the French forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in 2012, the Lyon metropolis created a first sample of CityGML data in order to test its integration within different market tools. The program of this experiment is described at:

OGC Member Snowflake Discusses Benefits of Testbed Participation

  • Posted on: 23 February 2015
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Richard Rombouts

On January 12, 2015, Richard Rombouts, Senior Technical Consultant and Training Lead at Snowflake Software, talked with Ron Exler, Senior Consultant at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) about Snowflake’s participation in the OGC and the OGC's Testbed 11, and how the company has benefited from participation.

Sharing rivers of data

  • Posted on: 6 February 2015
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Peter Taylor,
 Research Engineer,
 Digital Productivity Flagship

Measuring freshwater resources in our rivers and catchments is tricky business. Even trying to get an idea of how much water is flowing past a point in a river raises many questions: how fast is the water moving, what is the shape of the river channel, are there weeds growing on the bank, how does the speed of the water vary across the river section? Field hydrologists spend their days measuring and updating all this information to

Bridging across bridges: engaging the geoscience research community in standards development (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a multipart series. Click here for Part 1 or Part 3

First, I’d like to mention some comments to Part 1, in which I posed a question: “A small but committed number of academic researchers are helping develop OGC standards, but the vast majority are not. Why do some get into it, and why don't more?”

OGC and buildingSMART International developing InfraGML, a new standard for land and infrastructure information

  • Posted on: 2 September 2014
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Paul Scarponcini

LandXML is a non-proprietary XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) data file format containing civil engineering and survey measurement data commonly used in the Land Development and Transportation Industries.  The LandXML user community consists of over 650 organizations with 750 members in over 40 countries and the standard is supported by over 70 registered software products.  

Implementing SensorThings for OpenIoT

  • Posted on: 25 August 2014
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Steve Liang

Editor’s note:

Earlier this month, Steve Liang, chair of the OGC SensorThings Standards Working Group (SWG) received an email from someone planning to implement the candidate SensorThings API on top of the OpenIoT platform. She wanted to get answers to these questions about SensorThings before coding: