On 2 February 2012, the OGC began the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed process with a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements. 10 sponsors provided requirements, a testbed plan was developed, and 45 technology provider participants worked together for 8 months developing and testing interoperability solutions to meet those requirements.
The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) has conducted significant, extensive research and development addressing these challenges within the United States since 2004, with support from the National Science Foundation.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) SAA Dissemination OGC Pilot demonstrated the feasibility of automating the dissemination and portrayal of Special Activity Airspace (SAA) information (including updates) to National Airspace System (NAS) stakeholders and other external users via OGC Web Services.
This interoperability experiment will advance the development of WaterML 2.0, test its use with various OGC service standards (SOS, WFS, WMS and CSW). It will also contribute to the development of a hydrology domain feature model and vocabularies, which are essential for interoperability in the hydrology domain.
This Interoperability Experiment (IE) will implement a number of prototype Web Processing services based on the interface described in the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) Specification. The purpose of the IE will be to confirm that the specification will support the requirements of geospatially related calculations and modeling over the Internet, and to improve the specification if it does not support these requirements.
This project is for the Concept Definition (CD) phase of a Spatial Data Quality Certification Initiative in OGC’s Interoperability Program. The main outcome of the CD Phase will be a Feasibility Report defining the Initiative. The Feasibility Report will be used to recruit additional sponsors for the execution phase of the Initiative.