OGC Requests

OGC seeks public comment on CDB Candidate Standard

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 27 May, 2016.
Open Date: 
Tue, 04/12/2016
Closing Date: 
Fri, 05/27/2016 (All day)
Description: 

 

This OGC Candidate Standard specifies an open format and encoding for the storage, access and modification of a representation of the natural and built environment for simulation applications. CDB defines the data representation, organization and storage structure of a worldwide synthetic representation of the earth as well as the conventions necessary to support all of the subsystems of full-mission simulators and networks of heterogeneous simulators. The Candidate Standard makes use of several commercial and simulation data formats that are in widespread use within the simulation industry. The organization of the synthetic environmental data in a CDB is specifically tailored for real-time applications. The CDB storage model supports applications in which inter-connected simulators share a common view of the simulated environment.

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With additional background information available in the following documents:

Note that only the normative documents (Volumes 1, 3, and 11) will comprise the standard; the remaining volumes are informative and are proposed for publication as OGC Best Practices.

    Comment: 

    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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    OGC seeks public comment on update of OGC® Abstract Specification Topic 11: Metadata from ISO 19115:2003 to ISO 19115:2014

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 06 May, 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Thu, 04/07/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Sat, 05/07/2016 - 15:33
    Description: 

    ISO 19115-1:2014 defines the schema required for describing geographic information and services by means of metadata. It provides information about the identification, the extent, the quality, the spatial and temporal aspects, the content, the spatial reference, the portrayal, distribution, and other properties of digital geographic data and services.


    Comment: 

    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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    OGC seeks public comment on candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 17 April, 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Fri, 03/04/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:15
    Description: 

    The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard. The candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard specifies a useful mechanism for grouping coverages together into a collection. 

    Geospatial coverages, as defined by OGC and ISO, represent homogeneous collections of values located in space/time, such as spatio-temporal sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data.

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    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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    OGC requests information to guide Arctic Spatial Data Pilot

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 18 March 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Wed, 02/24/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Fri, 03/18/2016 - 22:00
    Description: 

    The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) requests information to help advance the “Arctic Spatial Data Pilot”. The Arctic Spatial Data Pilot is an OGC Interoperability Program initiative sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada. This recently launched initiative aims to help all Arctic stakeholders benefit from improved access to the expanding universe of online Arctic geographic information. The emerging Arctic SDI, an evolving technical and organizational network of diverse information resources and collaborating players, will play a key role in pan-Arctic science and monitoring as well as societal, economic, regulatory, and environmental decision support.

    “It's important that scientists, resource managers, decision-makers and our citizens can discover, access and use trusted data to conduct research, make informed decisions, and respond to emergencies in the Arctic,” said Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director for Core Science Systems, U.S. Geological Survey. “This pilot is meant to advance the understanding of best practices for the distribution of geospatial data.”

     

    Figure: The value of data increases with the number of users and with the number of linked data sets. An open Arctic SDI will be essential infrastructure for widespread Arctic geospatial data discovery, sharing, integration and commerce to support many different communities of interest.

    This OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Request for Information (RFI) will help the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada collect information to demonstrate the diversity, richness and value of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Web services that can be made available to Arctic SDI stakeholders. Information gathered and publicly reported by the initiative will expose opportunities for stakeholders to make better use of Web technologies for publishing, discovering, assessing, accessing, integrating, aggregating and analyzing geospatial data and related non-geospatial data.

    The purpose of this RFI is to gain a better understanding of the full potential of an Arctic SDI to serve the Arctic community. What is it exactly? What data and Web services are available and what needed data and Web services are missing? What are the data sharing and data integration requirements of the different Arctic communities? What does the ideal architecture of an Arctic SDI look like? What key stakeholders need to contribute to a more concerted development process? What scenarios and use cases should be considered as part of this OGC Pilot? Readers of this RFI are encouraged to respond with recommendations for procedures, technology, data, or open standards that should be considered to be included in a recommended practice for Arctic SDI.

    RFI responses will be discussed with an expanded set of sponsoring organizations that will review information interoperability and integration requirements and then outline funding opportunities for Arctic SDI standards technology developments planned for later this year. With consideration of active developments in OGC’s current Testbed 12 initiative and in its current work with ISO, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other standards groups, OGC will document the needed interoperability and integration requirements in a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The RFQ will invite technology providers to describe work they offer to do to address those Arctic SDI interoperability requirements. RFI respondents will be considered in future Open Geospatial Consortium, Natural Resources Canada, United States Geological Survey, Academic funding bodies, or other opportunities. All RFI responses will contribute to Arctic SDI considerations moving forward. 

    Responses to the RFI are requested by March 18, 2016. The RFI includes instructions on how organizations can respond to and submit questions about the RFI.

     

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    OGC® calls for Proposals for a Future City Pilot Phase 1 project

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on March 4 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Fri, 02/05/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Fri, 03/04/2016 - 22:00
    Description: 

    5 February 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the initiative sponsors: Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) France, city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain and virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH Berlin and in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Future City Pilot Phase 1 (FCP1) initiative. The purpose of this RFQ/CFP is to solicit proposals in response to a set of requirements for the FCP1 initiative.

    The FCP1, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of spatial data infrastructures to support quality of life, civic initiatives and urban resilience.

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    OGC seeks public comment on candidate OGC® Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra)

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 02 March, 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Mon, 02/01/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:26
    Description: 

    The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra).

    LandInfra defines concepts for land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities. This conceptual standard will provide a basis for one or more implementation standards for encoding infrastructure data. Developers will use the encoding standard to implement software and services that enable users of diverse technologies and vendor platforms to efficiently exchange information about land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities.

    Comment: 

    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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    OGC® seeks public comment on discussion paper describing JSON implementation of the OGC and ISO Observations & Measurements standard

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 27 February, 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Thu, 01/28/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Sat, 02/27/2016 - 21:41
    Description: 

    IT progress from 2000-2010 provided the Web services foundation that supports OGC Web Services, which depend on XML and the OGC (and ISO) Geography Markup Language (GML), an XML grammar for encoding geospatial information. OGC Web Service standards and associated XML encoding standards will probably be with us for a very long time, but the underlying TCP/IP and HTTP standards also provide a platform for other technology approaches not bounded by the established Web services paradigm. 

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    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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    OGC seeks public comment on OGC Emergency and Disaster Management Information Framework Discussion Paper

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 19 February 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Wed, 01/20/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Fri, 02/19/2016 (All day)
    Description: 

    The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the OGC Emergency and Disaster Management Information Framework Discussion Paper.

    This paper proposes the establishment of information management ecosystems for Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) planning and for decision support during unpredictable and rapidly evolving EDM situations. In contrast to monolithic information systems, information ecosystems consist of diverse services that can interoperate and access multiple data sources through common interfaces. This approach provides maximum resilience and flexibility for delivery of situational awareness and reliable decision support. Essential service types and related standards are described.

    The purpose and scope of this paper is to help EDM organizations and their technology providers address the topics that need to be taken into account when planning and developing EMD information ecosystems. It presents recommended practices and highlights gaps that need to be addressed.  

     

    The OGC Emergency and Disaster Management Information Framework Discussion Paper is available for review and comment below:


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    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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    OGC seeks public comment on candidate Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model and XML encoding Standard

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 17  February 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Mon, 01/18/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Wed, 02/17/2016 - 21:00
    Description: 

    The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the following two candidate standards: OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model (“GUF Model”) and the OGC Geospatial User Feedback XML encoding Standard.

    The first candidate standard specifies the structure of a conceptual Geospatial User Feedback data model. Geospatial User Feedback is metadata that is predominantly produced by consumers of geospatial data products as they gain experience with those products. It complements existing metadata in which the creator, publisher or curator of a data product documents dataset characteristics and details of the production workflows that were involved in creating the data. 

    The final aim is to collect requirements for data that providers can incorporate into objective quality measures for their products, so that providers are better able to meet the real needs of users and potentially to see new markets for their data.

    The GUF Model standard specifies a user quality model that includes a comprehensive set of mechanisms for recording feedback, including free-text comments, an ordinal rating, a publication in the literature or a discovered issue, documenting additional lineage information or emphasizing a significant event that conditions the interpretation of a dataset.
    The GUF data model reuses some elements of the ISO 19115-1 (the updated ISO version of the OGC Abstract Specification topic 11) but not the general structure. In selecting these elements, an attempt has been made to optimize future interoperability with developing ISO metadata models. An effort has been made to enable implementations of the GUF model that are as simple as possible, so that the standard can can be implemented in simple user interfaces designed for different users’ different levels of expertise. User Feedback can be provided about both data and metadata.
    Encoding standards can be derived from the GUF Conceptual Model Standard, and the GUF XML encoding Standard is such an encoding standard. In the future other encodings can be developed, including interesting alternatives such as the use of JSON-LD.

    Both GUF standards are based on the work of 7th Framework program projects called GeoViQua (FP7 FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n°265178) and CHARMe (FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n°312641). What is presented here is the result of maturation of the documents and consensus in the OGC Technical Committee.

    The documents for the candidate OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model Standard and XML encoding are available for review and comment below:

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    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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    OGC® seeks public comment on a candidate standard that may replace legacy coordinate systems

    Status: 
    Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 04 February 2016.
    Open Date: 
    Tue, 01/05/2016
    Closing Date: 
    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:00
    Description: 

    The OGC DGGS candidate standard defines a set of rules for defining highly efficient architectures for spatial data storage and analytics. The goal of DGGS is to enable rapid integration of spatial data without the difficulties of working with legacy coordinate systems. DGGSs represent the Earth as sequences of cell tessellations each with global coverage and with progressively finer spatial resolution. Individual observations can be assigned to a cell corresponding to both the position and size of the phenomenon being observed. DGGS come with a standard set of functional algorithms that enable rapid data analysis of very large numbers of cells.

    Comment: 

    Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template

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