OGC Web Services Testbed, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Demonstrations
OGC Interoperability Program Executive Director: George Percivall
OWS testbeds are part of OGC's Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on and collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate specifications into OGC's Specification Program, where they are formalized for public release. In OGC's Interoperability Initiatives, international teams of technology providers work together to solve specific geoprocessing interoperability problems posed by the Initiative's sponsoring organizations. OGC Interoperability Initiatives include test beds, pilot projects, interoperability experiments and interoperability support services - all designed to encourage rapid development, testing, validation and adoption of OGC standards.
The OWS-8 sponsors are organizations seeking open standards for their interoperability requirements. After analyzing their requirements, the OGC Interoperability Program Team (IP Team) recommended to the sponsors that the content of the OWS-8 initiative be organized around five primary activity threads (more details follow):
- Observation Fusion: Earth Observation Coverages
- Cross-Community Interoperability
- Geosynchronization and Bulk Geodata Transfer
- Observation Fusion: Moving-Object Tracking