LandGML Interoperability Experiment

Table of Contents

Overview

How to Participate

How to Observe

Important Links

Activity Plan



Overview

The LandGML Interoperability Experiment is initiated by Autodesk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center, and Galdos Systems. It is a two-phase Interoperability Experiment intended to test a GML 3.0 application schema for encoding LandXML 1.0 documents (LandGML), a tool that is being developed to actually transform LandXML 1.0 documents into LandGML documents, and a tool that is being developed to transform LandGML documents into LandXML 1.0. See the announcement here.

How to Participate

Participation means that you contribute materially to the execution of the Interoperability Experiment. You must be an OGC member (any level will do) to participate. Follow this link to find out how to join OGC.

Once a member, you must download and complete a Letter of Participation Intent using our Letter of Participation Intent template. You must also download and complete a Participant Agreement using our Participant Agreement template. Both of these documents shall then be sent by facsimile transmission to +1 812 334 0625 (or sent by electronic mail to techdesk [at] opengeospatial [dot] org) by 2200 GMT on June 10, 2004. Originals shall then be sent by postal or express mail to:

Open GIS Consortium, Inc.
Technology Office
4899 N. Old SR 37
Bloomington, IN 47408 USA

Once OGC receives the executed Participant Agreement (by any means), you will be added to the project portal and email reflectors and you will have access to all of the information needed to participate.

If you have managed to complete your documentation by the deadline (June 10, 2004), you should attend the kick-off. The kickoff date will be planned for the mid-June time frame and will be announced in the near future. Your organization may join the initiative at any time during its execution by submitting the aforementioned documentation.


How to Observe

Observer status means that you have the ability to watch the project portal and email reflector for the Interoperability Experiment, but that you do not materially contribute to the initiative.You must be an OGC member (any level will do) to observe. Follow this link to find out how to join OGC.

Once a member, you must download and complete an ObserverAgreement using our Observer Agreement template. This document shall then be sent by facsimile transmission to +1 812 334 0625 (or sent by electronic mail to techdesk [at] opengeospatial [dot] org) by 2200 GMT on June 10, 2004. Originals shall then be sent by postal or express mail to:

Open GIS Consortium, Inc.
Technology Office
4899 N. Old SR 37
Bloomington, IN 47408 USA

Once OGC receives the executed Observer Agreement (by any means), you will be added to the project portal and email reflectors and you will have access to all of the information needed to observe.

If you have managed to complete your documentation by the deadline (June 10, 2004), you may attend the kick-off. The kickoff date will be planned for the mid-June time frame and will be announced in the near future. Your organization may join the initiative at any time during its execution by submitting the aforementioned documentation.


Important Links


Activity Plan

Phase I: LandGML Application Schema and LandXML to LandGML Transformation Tool Validation

Technical Approach

Under this IE, the primary focus is Testing and Integration of an existing transformation tool. The initial LandGML application schema and transformation tool will be supplied by the Initiator organizations to all project participants. The Testing and Integration task will be to apply the provided transformation tool to instance documents and to report the results of this transformation in terms of success or failure and reasons for any failure. The IE will iterate over the Testing and Integration event and Specification Development (Refinement) tasks until the results from the Testing and Integration task yield no significant issues. It is intended that this process take less than three cycles.

Testing and Integration

Each participant will be expected to bring sample LandXML 1.0 documents that they have generated and to transform the documents using the transformation tool. Participants are expected to report their issues and bugs to the other participants via a Testing and Integration Experiment (TIE) Report. The TIE Report allows suggestions to be made for improvement to the LandGML schema.

Specification Development (Refinement)

The Initiator organizations will refine the LandGML schema and transformation tool based on the feedback received during a Testing and Integration task.

Documentation

The Initiators will provide final documentation in terms of the LandGML application schema and the transformation tools once the cycles of testing and refinement have been completed.. These will be considered the Deliverables for the project.

Deliverables

This IE will result in specific IE Reports:
  1. LandGML Application Schema
  2. Transformation Tool user documentation
  3. LandXML and LandGML documents used in the IE
  4. All TIE Reports

Phase II: LandGML To LandXML Transformation Tool Validation

Technical Approach

Under this IE, the primary focus is Testing and Integration the developed transformation tool. The initial LandGML application schema and transformation tool will be supplied by the Initiator organizations during Phase I to all project participants. The Testing and Integration task will be to apply the provided LandGML to LandXML transformation tool to instance documents and to report the results of this transformation in terms of success or failure and reasons for any failure. The IE will iterate over the Testing and Integration event and Specification Development (Refinement) tasks until the results from the Testing and Integration task yield no significant issues. It is intended that this process take less than three cycles.

Testing and Integration

Each participant will be expected to bring sample LandGML documents that they have generated and to transform the documents to LandXML 1.0 using the transformation tool. Participants are expected to report their issues and bugs to the other participants via a Testing and Integration Experiment (TIE) Report. This TIE Report might also contain suggestion for improvement of the transformation tool.

Specification Development (Refinement)

The Initiator organizations will refine the LandGML to LandXML transformation tool based on the feedback received during a Testing and Integration task.

Documentation

Once the cycles of testing and refinement have been completed. The Initiators will provide final documentation in terms of the LandGML to LandXML transformation tools. These will be considered the Deliverables for the project.

Deliverables

This IE will result in specific IE Reports:
  1. LandGML to LandXML tool
  2. Transformation Tool user documentation
  3. LandXML and LandGML documents used in the IE
  4. All TIE Reports