OGC Seeks Comments on SWE Common Service Model 2.0 Interface Standard


Lance McKee
Outreach Consultant
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-508-655-5858

Friday, 26 March 2010 UTC

Wayland, Mass., 26 March, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Service Model Interface Standard Version 2.0.  The SWE Service Model provides a common set of data types and defines a common set of interface mechanisms that can be used with other SWE interface standards.

There are two "SWE Common" standards: The OGC SWE Common Service Model Interface Standard is applicable to all services that provide or require information from or about sensors. It is designed for uses cases in which sensors need to be accessed and managed through service interfaces. A related standard, the OGC SWE Common Encoding Standard, provides a standard model (and XML implementation of the model) for the representation, nature, structure and encoding of sensor related data. It is used for describing static data (files) as well as dynamically generated datasets (on-the-fly processing), real-time streaming data, and process and web service inputs and outputs.

Both of the SWE Common standards are designed to be used with other existing OGC® Sensor Web Enablement standards such as OGC Sensor Model Language (SensorML) Encoding Standard, Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Interface Standard and Sensor Planning Service (SPS) Interface Standard.

The proposed OGC SWE Service Model 2.0 Standard and information on submitting comments on this document are available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/65 .  The public comment period closes on 25 April 2010.

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 390 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. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org.