RFQ Issuance Date: 22 February 2012
OWS-9 Bidder's Conference: will be held on March 9, 2012, see below.
Proposal Due Date: 5 pm EST on April 6, 2012.
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request
for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in
response to requirements for the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/ows-9).
The RFQ/CFP is available below.
Responses are due by 5 pm EST on April 6, 2012.
A bidders’ teleconference will be held on March 9, 2012. More
information will be available below.
The Point of Contact is Nadine Alameh: techdesk [at] opengeospatial [dot] org.
The OWS-9 sponsors are:
- AGC (Army
Geospatial Center, US Army Corps of Engineers)
(CREAF is the European Center for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications)
- FAA (US Federal
- GeoConnections - Natural Resources Canada
- Lockheed Martin
- NASA (US National
Aeronautics and Space Administration)
- NGA (US
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
- USGS (US Geological
OWS-9 builds on the outcomes of prior OGC initiatives (http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/demos) and is organized around the
- Aviation: Develop
and demonstrate the use of the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM)
and the Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) in an OGC Web Services
environment, focusing on support for several Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project requirements as well as the FAA's Aeronautical
Information Management (AIM) and Aircraft Access to SWIM (System Wide
Information Management) (AAtS) requirements.
Interoperability (CCI): Build on the CCI work accomplished in OWS–8 by
increasing interoperability within communities sharing geospatial data, focusing
on semantic mediation, query results delivery, data provenance and quality and
Single Point of Entry Global Gazetteer
- Security and
Services Interoperability (SSI): Investigate 5 main activities: Security
Management, OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard Application
Schema UGAS (UML to GML Application Schema) Updates, Web Services Façade,
Reference Architecture Profiling, and Bulk Data Transfer.
- OWS Innovations: Explore
topics that represent either new areas of work for the Consortium (such as GPS
and Mobile Applications), a desire for new approaches to existing technologies
to solve new challenges (such as the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) work), or
some combination of the two.
- Compliance &
Interoperability Testing & Evaluation (CITE): Develop a suite of compliance
test scripts for testing and validation of products with interfaces
implementing the following OGC standards: Web Map Service (WMS) 1.3 Interface
Standard, Web Feature Service (WFS) 2.0 Interface Standard, Geography Markup
Language (GML) 3.2.1 Encoding Standard, OWS Context 1.0 (candidate encoding
standard), Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, Web Coverage Service for
Earth Observation (WCS-EO) 1.0 Interface Standard, and TEAM (Test, Evaluation,
And Measurement) Engine Capabilities.
The RFQ/CFP includes details of these threads as well as
details on participation eligibility, selection process and kickoff workshop
OGC testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability
experiments are part of the OGC Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on
collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver
proven candidate standards into the OGC Specification Program, where they are
formalized for public release.