OGC Testbed 13


Testbed 13 Sponsors have documented initiative requirements, which will be described in detail in the forthcoming Call for Participation (CFP). Participants will be selected to develop corresponding prototype deliverables that implement new / updated prototype interface and encoding specifications, which will be used to recommend new OGC standards or revisions to existing OGC standards, as well as best practices for using these standards.

Testbed 13 Schedule

The revised testbed schedule (as of January 19) appears below. This schedule is subject to change; please check back regularly for updates.

  • 25 January: CFP Publication
  • 17 February: CFP Response 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

A full list of Testbed 13 Sponsors will be provided soon.

Testbed 13 Architecture

The Testbed 13 Architecture, including a full list of all initiative deliverables, will appear in Appendix B of the forthcoming CFP.


This leading-edge technology work has enormous 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 value for sponsors and for society at large. Technology providers gain market exposure, market intelligence, and a chance to quickly take advantage of the business opportunities that 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 2017-01-16 06:13 EST