OGC Testbed 13


Testbed 13 Sponsors have completed the initiative requirements, and the Testbed 13 Architecture has been developed.

This architecture and a full list of deliverables are described in detail in the Testbed 13 Call for Participation (Part 1 CFP). 

All Part 1 CFP proposal submissions must be recieved by COB 20 February 2017 (Part 2 ITT submissions are still due 17 February at 1300 CET).

Testbed 13 Threads

Testbed 13 is organized into threads, which integrate both architectural and thematic views and allow grouping of closely related work items & reduction of cross-thread dependencies.

  • Cross Community Interoperability (CCI)
  • Dynamic Source Integration (DSI)
  • Earth Observation Clouds (EOC)
  • Field Operations (FO)
  • Streaming & 3D Data (S3D)
  • Compliance Testing (COT)

Testbed 13 Schedule

A copy of the revised testbed schedule (as of January 25) appears below. This schedule is subject to change.

  • 25 January: CFP Publication
  • 7 February: CFP Bidders Q&A Webinar
  • 20 February: Part 1 CFP Proposals due
  • 28 February: TEM-1 Telecon with Sponsors
  • 1 March: Commence Notification of Selected Bidders
  • 7 March: TEM-2 Telecon with Sponsors
  • 4-6 April: Kickoff [USGS Headquarters in Reston, VA, USA]

Testbed 13 Sponsors

  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • CGI IT UK Limited
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (Dstl)
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DG)
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • FAA System Operations Airspace and AIM Office
  • Geonovum
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Ordnance Survey Great Britain
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Testbed 13 Value

This leading-edge technology work has enourmous potential for testbed stakeholders - both technology users and technology providers. Shared investment in spatial standards brings improved sharing and integration of spatial information, which has widespread and longstanding benefit for sponsors and for society at large. Technology providers gain market exposure, market intelligence, and a chance to captialise on the business opportunities tha arise with the introduction of new standards and associated technical capabilities.

Anybody wishing to learn more about this initiative, or about the OGC Interoperability Program in general, can contact Scott Serich, Director, Interoperability Programs (techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org) or visit http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/programs/ip.

Last updated 2017-02-07 at 1330 EST