OGC Requests

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

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on March 6 2016.
Open Date: 
Fri, 02/05/2016
Closing Date: 
Sun, 03/06/2016 - 13:46
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.

OGC Requests: 

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 Requests: 

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. 

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 Requests: 

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:


Comment: 

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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:

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 Requests: 

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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OGC Requests: 

OGC requests comment on the OGC Coverage Implementation Schema

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 2016-01-16.
Open Date: 
Wed, 12/16/2015
Closing Date: 
Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:56
Description: 


The Coverage Implementation Schema version 1.1 is the backwards compatible successor of the “GML 3.2.1 Application Schema – Coverages” version 1.0 (abbreviated as “GMLCOV”). The CIS candidate Standard has been renamed to reflect the breadth of available data encodings beyond GML and reduce market confusion. While incorporating all features of GMLCOV 1.0, CIS 1.1 adds important new modeling capabilities, such as coverage partitioning, interpolation, geometry/value pairs, SensorML support, and point clouds. Further, a general model for all combinations of non-regular grids is supported which includes GML 3.3 coverage types as special cases. 

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Comment: 

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OGC Requests: 

OGC seeks public comment on candidate 3D Portrayal Service Standard

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 27 November 2015. 
Open Date: 
Wed, 10/28/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 21:00
Description: 

 

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC 3D Portrayal Service (3DPS) Standard.

In the last decade, progress in airborne and mobile laser scanning and photogrammetric methods has brought an explosion of terrain data and detailed 3D models of the built environment. The 3d models are often maintained in proprietary environments.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Web3D Consortium have both been working to address the need for interoperability, as well as the content challenges of volume, access speed, and diversity of devices. The Web3D Consortium has focused on open standards for real-time 3D visualization, including streaming, and their members developed a Geospatial Component extension for X3D. The OGC has focused on developing a service interface to provide interoperable access to 3D geospatial data servers. In 2012, a group of OGC members, building on work done in both organizations, completed the 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (3DPIE) to develop and evaluate best practices for 3D portrayal services.

Based on the results of the 3DPIE, an OGC 3D Portrayal Service Standards Working group (3D Portrayal Service SWG) was chartered to progress two different OGC proposals to the state of one integrated, adopted OGC standard. The current candidate 3D Portrayal Service Standard, a unified web service for 3D portrayal, is intended to make it easy for applications to present, explore, and analyze complex 3D geospatial data from diverse sources.

The candidate OGC 3D Portrayal Service Standard is designed to support both client and server side rendering. For client-side rendering, the client requests a 3D model from the server. The server extracts the requested model from the 3D geodata server and generates a 3D scene graph including geometry and textures. For server side rendering, the client passes the requested content and view parameters to the server.  The server then generates layered image depictions of the 3D environment for display on the client.  In either scenario, the client’s user can query and navigate through the 3D content.

The documents for the candidate OGC 3D Portrayal Service Standard are available for review and comment below. Comments are due by 27 November, 2015. 

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 Requests: 

OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 20 November 2015 at 5:00 pm EST (US) for Aviation proposals. All other proposals are due 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 11 December 2015.

 

BIDDERS CONFERENCE

A Testbed 12 Bidders Q&A Webinar was held on 2 November 2015 at 11:00 am Eastern Time. 

    Slide Presentation at Webinar

CLARIFICATIONS

Response to questions and any other clarifications are posted here:

    Clarifications to requirements

Open Date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:00
Description: 

 

OVERVIEW

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) in the OGC Testbed 12 Interoperability Testbed.

Testbed 12 sponsors have documented interoperability requirements and objectives for this testbed initiative. Organizations selected to participate in Testbed 12 will develop solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements and scenarios, which are described in detail in the RFQ/CFP. Participants’ solutions will implement existing OGC standards as well as new prototype interface and encoding specifications introduced or developed in Testbed 12. Prototype specifications may ultimately become OGC standards, revisions to existing OGC standards, or best practices for using OGC standards.

Testbed 12 Sponsors include:

  • DigitalGlobe, Inc.
  • European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL)
  • US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • UK Defense Science and Technology Lab (UK-DSTL)
  • US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • A US Government agency

The RFQ/CFP and information about Testbed 12 are available below. Responses are due by 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 20 November 2015.

Testbed 12 requirements were received from sponsors in the following areas:

  • Aviation
  • Geospatial Imagery Quality Framework
  • Coverage Access and Visualization
  • General Feature Model (GFM), Catalogs, and Semantics
  • OGC Baseline Enhancements
  • Compression and Generalization
  • Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and GeoPackage

These requirements have been organized into the following affinity groups called technology “threads”:

  • Field Operations (FO) Thread
  • Large-Scale Analytics (LSA) Thread
  • Linked Data and Advanced Semantics for Data Discovery and Dynamic Integration (LDS) Thread
  • Command Center (COC) Thread
  • Consolidation (CON) Thread
  • Aviation (AVI) Thread
  • Compliance Testing (COM) Thread

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.

Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact Scott Serich, Director Interoperability Programs (techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org). See http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/programs/ip for more information about the 16-year-old Interoperability Program in which OGC testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments are organized, planned and managed.

 

 
Downloads: 

Click a link below to download individual files or a complete package for the RFQ/CFP.

DOWNLOAD RFP/CFP PACKAGE (as .zip archive)

Complete Testbed 12 RFQ/CFP (zipped pdf format) 

INDIVIDUAL FILES

Testbed 12 RFQ Main Body (pdf)
Testbed 12 RFQ Annex A (pdf)
Testbed 12 RFQ Annex B (pdf)

RFQ/CFP RESPONSE TEMPLATES (also included in above zip)

Testbed 12 RFQ Response Template (doc)
Testbed 12 Finance Spreadsheet Template (xls)

OGC Requests: 

OGC requests comment on Publish/Subscribe standards for geospatial data

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 23 October 2015.
Open Date: 
Wed, 09/23/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:59
Description: 

 

Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the candidate OGC Publish/Subscribe Core (PSC) 1.0 Interface Standard and the OGC Publish/Subscribe SOAP Binding (PSSB) 1.0 Interface Standard.

These candidate OGC standards define core concepts and mechanisms for enabling the Publish/Subscribe messaging pattern with OGC Web Services. Publish/Subscribe may be used independently of or in conjunction with the Request/Reply messaging pattern specified by many existing OGC Web Services. The Publish/Subscribe messaging model is distinguished from the Request/Reply model in that it provides for an ongoing, persistent expression of interest (a subscription) and the asynchronous delivery of messages – typically containing or referencing geospatial data – that match the subscription.

The candidate OGC Publish/Subscribe Core 1.0 Interface Standard defines a common conceptual framework and functionality, independent of particular binding technologies such as KVP, SOAP and REST.

The candidate OGC Publish/Subscribe SOAP Binding 1.0 Interface Standard specifies an extension to OGC Publish/Subscribe 1.0 Core to allow for Publish/Subscribe communications using the SOAP protocol.

These candidate OGC standards are available for review below. Comments are due by 23 October 2015.

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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