Past Initiatives

GALEON IE

The OGC "Geo-interface for Atmosphere, Land, Earth, and Ocean netCDF" (GALEON) Interoperability Experiment supports open access to atmospheric and oceanographic modeling and simulation outputs.

GALEON Phase I completed in 2007. GALEON Phase II started shortly after. However, Phase II is currently dormant awaiting the completion of the revision to OGC Web Coverage Service (version 2). Once WCS 2.0 work is completed, GALEON Phase II will restart.

Following is a summary of the Phase 1 activity.

NSDI Enterprise Architecture Support

The work to be performed by the OGC is in support of the Federal Geographic Data Committee Secretariat, Geographic Information Office, USGS. OGC will provide the following services designed to define and validate an inter-agency enterprise architecture applicable to a subset of US federal and non-federal organizations (and extensible to other organizations).

GML in JPEG 2000 Interoperability Experiment

This Encoding Interoperability Experiment (IE) will implement a number of prototype GMLJP2 codecs based on the specification described in the OGC Discussion Paper "GML in JPEG 2000 for Geographic Imagery". The purpose of the IE will be to confirm that the specification will support the requirements of geospatially related imagery over the Internet, and to improve the specification if it does not support these requirements.

The IE will attempt to address some of the following experiments around the use of GML in JPEG 2000 for Geospatial Imagery:

Climate Challenge - Integration Plugfest - 2009

Climate Challenge Integration Plugfest (CCIP) 

"Ensuring that high-quality climate data records are collected, retained and made accessible for use by current and future generations of scientists and decision-makers is a key objective of this Plan. As a result, investment in the data management and analysis components of the system is as important as the acquisition of the data." -- Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate in Support of the UNFCC, 2004

Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative, Phase 2

The U.S. Census Bureau sponsored the second phase of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative, CIPI-2, an OGC pilot project. Census used the OGC's rapid-prototyping process to develop two prototype systems: an online system to update governmental unit boundary information for existing incorporated places, and an OpenGIS® Specification conformant server solution for Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER®) data. The specifications implemented in the prototype were WMS, WFS and GML.

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