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OGC Seeks Quotations/Participation in the GeoSpatial One-Stop Transportation Pilot Initiative and Demonstration

Mark Reichardt Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption Open GIS Consortium, Inc tel: +1-301-840-1361 mreichardt [at]
Release Date: 
Friday, 4 October 2002 UTC
Wayland, MA, USA, October 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that a Request for Quotations (RFQ)/Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Geospatial One-Stop Transportation Pilot (GOS-TP) Initiative and Demonstration. The document is available at . This initiative is part of a larger Geospatial One-Stop project currently underway by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). More information about Geospatial One-Stop is available at . OGC is partnering with the US Department of Transportation and FGDC to create a tool and associated processes to deploy data content models for practical application by cooperating communities, specifically focusing on Road Transportation data. OGC will test and demonstrate the use of the Road Transportation Data Content Standard with technologies that employ OpenGIS® Specifications such as Web Feature Service and Geography Markup Language (GML). The initiative will build four active server nodes hosting transportation data (State of California, State of Oregon, Jackson County Oregon, and Siskiyou County California), and an FGDC Portal Gateway prototype. A goal of this initiative is that users will be able view data and maps available from these and perhaps other nodes, via the prototypical Portal Gateway. For each of these server nodes, standards-based commercial-of-the-shelf (SCOTS) products that implement the required capabilities will be identified, installed, and tested. An important aspect of this development will explore data model translation. In a collaborating environment such as the GOS-TP, the information being offered for exchange will be a stored using a number of different data models. Full interoperability will only be possible when there is a means to translate information from one data model to another. In the initiative, a Web Feature Service based translation service will be developed to perform schema translations between transportation data stored using one data model (local to the server node being addressed) and the geospatial framework data content data model. A second facet of the GOS-TP initiative will focus on the generation of GML application schemas needed for the Geospatial One-Stop Data Content models. Part of the Geospatial One-Stop process is to develop standards and models for the geospatial framework data content. These models are being developed in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). To make data standard, and the data, more widely useable, there is a requirement for a tool that generates a Geography Markup Language Application Schema from the UML automatically. This will enable more effective development and maintenance of the models and will also enable the easy generation of the appropriate exchange schemas. Responses the RFQ/CFP are due November 8, 2002. For more information contact Kurt Buehler ( kbuehler [at] ). OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 230 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing specifications. OpenGIS® Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web and mainstream IT, and empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC website at . -- end --