The OGC Seeks Comment on Proposed Sensor Alert Service (SAS) Standard


Sam Bacharach Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc tel: +1-703-352-3938 sbacharach [at]

Thursday, 15 November 2007 UTC

November 15, 2007, Wayland, Mass. - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on a draft Sensor Alert Service (SAS) Standard.

The draft OGC® Sensor Alert Service standard defines an alert and notification mechanism that specifies how alert or alarm conditions are defined, detected, and made available to interested users. The Sensor Alert Service uses the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) to provide the push-based notification functionality. The focus of SAS is on alerts from sensors and sensor webs, a more narrow scope than a complete Web-wide alerting service.

This draft standard can be downloaded from

Suggested additions, changes, and comments on this draft are welcome and encouraged. Submit comments via email to requests [at] Extensive comments may be made by editing the draft standard with track changes on. The public comment period will remain open until December 15, 2007.

The OGC(R) is an international industry consortium of more than 340 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OpenGIS(R) 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