OGC Requests

The OGC seeks comments on candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 12 July 2014.
Open Date: 
Thu, 06/12/2014
Closing Date: 
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC™) membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard.

Current OGC WMTS Interface Standard implementations return small, pre-generated map images (e.g., PNG or JPEG) or reuse cached map requests that follow a discrete set of tile matrices. The standard defines rules for multiple request/response patterns, including KVP, REST and SOAP.

The candidate OGC WMTS Simple Profile aligns the currently implemented and more comprehensive OGC WMTS Interface Standard to other popular tile initiatives that are less flexible but widely adopted. Server implementations of this profile should share two common sets of tile matrices and have a mandatory RESTful interface, though other interfaces are allowed. The WMTS Simple Profile is designed to allow developers to more quickly implement the WMTS standard. 

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: 

The OGC seeks comment on Unified Geo-Data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Services

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 17 July 2014.
Open Date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014
Closing Date: 
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership seeks public comment on the Unified Geo-Data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Services, with the intent to establish this model as a new OGC Best Practice. The the Unified Geo-Data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Services can be downloaded below. Comments are due by 17 July 2014.

Open standards are essential if diverse systems are to provide law enforcement, civil security and public safety stakeholders with current and accurate role-based location information. The Unified Geo-Data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Services specifies a framework that can be used to support interoperability at the data and services level. 

The Unified Geo-Data Reference Model for Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Services document is the result of work undertaken since 2010 within the UAE Ministry of Interior's Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters GIS Center for Security (GIS CS).

The GIS CS is an active member of the OGC Law Enforcement and Public Safety Domain Working Group (LEAPS DWG), which provides a unifying forum in which local, national, regional and international law enforcement, civil security and public safety forces can work collaboratively on issues related to law enforcement, civil security and public safety.

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 Catalogue Service Version 3.0 candidate standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is schedueld to close on 21 June 2014.
Open Date: 
Thu, 05/22/2014
Closing Date: 
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership seeks public comment on a new version of the OGC Catalogue Service interface standard. This standard specifies a design pattern for defining interfaces to publish and search collections of descriptive information (metadata) about geospatial data, services and related information objects.

There are three documents being considered. The first document defines the General Model for a catalogue service. The General Model is technology neutral. Therefore, the second document describes the rules for deploying a Catalogue Service in the HTTP environment, also known as Catalogue Service for the Web, or CS-W. The third document contains a detailed Abstract Test Suite for conformance classes described in the CS-W document. The main changes from version 2.0.2 include the migration to a fully stateless model, removal/deprecation of the Z39.50 and CORBA bindings, inclusion of OpenSearch compatibility, and support for the OGC modular specification approach for specifying requirements and conformance classes.

The new version of the candidate OGC Catalogue Service interface standard is available for 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: 

Call for Participation in the CityGML 3.0 development

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 10 June 2014.
Open Date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014
Closing Date: 
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

This Call for Participation seeks organizations and individuals to participate in the development of the next major version of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML).

CityGML is a comprehensive open data model framework and XML-based encoding standard for the modeling, storage, and exchange of virtual 3D city and landscape models. Since 2008, it is an international OGC standard. CityGML is implemented as an application schema of the OGC Geography Markup Language 3 (GML3) Encoding Standard (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/gml), an international standard for spatial data exchange and encoding approved by the OGC and ISO. CityGML is being implemented across Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Asia. It has even been adopted by several countries including The Netherlands and Germany as official national and municipal 3D geo information standard, and it has been adapted as part of the European Union's common spatial data infrastructure INSPIRE.

Since the release of CityGML 2.0, a number of CityGML change requests have been submitted to the OGC. In June 2013, further requirements and ideas guiding the development of CityGML 3.0 were gathered and discussed at an international workshop jointly hosted by the OGC and the Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D). All presentation slides and the minutes of the workshop are available here: http://en.wiki.modeling.sig3d.de/index.php/Workshop_Munich_2013 . The outcomes of this ongoing discussion are formally captured in a list of work packages that define the overall work scope for CityGML 3.0. Examples of the identified work include changes to CityGML’s level-of-detail concept, additional semantic model structures such as building storeys, floor plans or utility networks, as well as new complex attributes like time series and metadata. To the extent feasible, new features will minimize impacts on backwards compatibility that might affect the many communities using the current version of CityGML.

The OGC solicits input and expertise from CityGML users, data producers, software vendors, and scientists in order to identify participants willing to contribute to and able to assume ownership for the work of the work packages under the joint leadership of the OGC CityGML Standard Working Group (SWG) and the SIG 3D. This call explicitly includes non-OGC members. Active participation in the CityGML 3.0 development process does not require OGC membership. To be most effective, organizations and individuals responding to this CFP should plan to fully participate in the CityGML 3.0 development activities.

The CityGML 3.0 work packages are as follows:

  1. Revise and maintain the UML representations of the conceptual model(s).
  2. Design and implement the standards document(s).
  3. Revise the level-of-detail (LoD) concept.
  4. Remove root-level inheritance from GML and separation of conceptual model and encodings.
  5. Develop a method to keep CityGML synchronized with changing GML versions.
  6. Develop a representation for changing content of entire models or parts of a model. This includes time-sequences of successive representations, simultaneously existing alternate versions, mobile objects, and dynamic objects.
  7. Develop a materials module and/or revise the textured surfaces module.
  8. Develop a representation for land administration.
  9. Develop a representation for non-building building-like structures.
  10. Develop a representation for utility networks.
  11. Develop a representation for volumetric construction and work toward harmonization with the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).
  12. Develop representation for metadata, complex attributes, and harmonize with INSPIRE.
  13. Develop a representation for storeys (Am. “stories”) and other new semantic constructs.
  14. Develop or a mechanism for parameterized implicit geometries.

The work package list is publically available on GitHub at https://github.com/opengeospatial/CityGML-3.0/wiki. Interested parties are encouraged to register at the Wiki page of the work package(s) to which they wish to contribute by adding their

  • Name;
  • Organization(s);
  • Email address; and
  • Intended role (e.g., work package lead, editor, co-editor, contributor, reviewer)

to the list of participants.

Registration only requires a GitHub user account which can be obtained free of charge at https://github.com/join. The CityGML SWG intends to use GitHub as open platform for the management of work packages, discussion and issues, informative content, and publication of work results throughout the entire CityGML 3.0 development process. CityGML users are invited to use the GitHub platform to communicate existing or anticipated uses cases for CityGML to be considered in the development. If you are not familiar with GitHub, please contact the CityGML SWG Chairs who will assist you in registration.

Responses to the CFP are requested by the time of the 10 June 2014 kickoff of CityGML 3.0 development at the OGC Technical Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Note, however, that this CFP will remain open for the duration of the CityGML 3.0 development process.

About the SIG 3D

The SIG 3D is a special interest group of the German National Spatial Data Infrastructure (GDI-DE). The SIG 3D developed the first version of CityGML and in 2005 submitted CityGML as a candidate standard to the OGC. Subsequent versions of CityGML were jointly developed by OGC and SIG 3D based on a MoU between both organizations. The members of SIG 3D come from all over Germany and the bordering European countries. New members from anywhere in Europe are welcome.

About the OGC

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 480 companies, government agencies, research organizations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, mainstream IT, and wireless and location-based services. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. 

OGC Requests: 

The OGC invites comments on the candidate IndoorGML navigation standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 21 March 2014. 
Open Date: 
Wed, 02/19/2014
Closing Date: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) IndoorGML Standards Working Group seeks public comments on the candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard. 

The candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard has been developed to provide a common schema framework for interoperability between indoor spatial applications. These cover a wide spectrum of application areas such as indoor location services, indoor web map services, indoor emergency control, guiding services for visually handicapped persons in indoor space, and indoor robotics. Cross-platform, vendor-neutral communication of indoor spatial information is essential to meet the market demands of these applications. The international participants in the IndoorGML Standards Working Group have worked in collaboration with indoor navigation information standards groups in other standardization organizations including ISO/TC204 and IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS).

IndoorGML is currently implemented as an application schema of the OGC Geography Markup Language Encoding Standard version 3.2.1. IndoorGML's minimal set of geometric and semantic data elements related to construction components is consistent with other standards such as the OGC's CityGML standard and buildingSMART's Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs). 

IndoorGML specifies conceptual models and XML schema based on cellular space representation for the following information about indoor space:

  • Geometric and semantic properties of spaces and connectivity
  • Navigation context and constraints
  • Space subdivisions and types of connectivity between spaces
  • Navigation networks (logical and metric) and their relationships 

The IndoorGML Standards Working Group (SWG) will consider all submitted comments for changes to the final draft of the IndoorGML Standard. The 30-day comment period ends March 21, 2014.

All OGC standards are free and publicly available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards. The candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard is available 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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The OGC seeks comment on revised GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 19 March 2014.
Open Date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014
Closing Date: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comment on the candidate GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard version 2. This geospatial data encoding standard defines how the Geography Markup Language (GML) is to be used within JPEG 2000 images for adding geographic content to imagery. Once approved, the revised GML in JPEG2000 version 2 candidate standard joins a suite of international open standards that provide a platform for seamless service-based publishing, discovery, assessment, ordering, access and processing of geospatial information.

Version 1.0.0 of this standard was published in January of 2006. The new candidate version 2 of the standard exploits the capabilities of the OGC GML Coverage Application Schema (GMLCOV) and the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) 2.0 Interface Standard that have been made available by the OGC since 2006. Version 2 eliminates other shortcomings of Version 1 and also addresses shortcomings of competing methods of using JPEG2000 in geospatial applications.

All OGC standards are free and publicly available on the OGC Standards Page. The candidate GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard version 2 can be downloaded below.

The GML in JPEG 2000 Standards Working Group (GMLJP2 SWG) will consider comments on the candidate GMLJP2 Standard that have been posted through 19 March 2014

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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The OGC requests comment on the candidate standard, OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 13 December 2013. 
Open Date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013
Closing Date: 
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 05:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate standard, "OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions". This document extends the implementation of the popular OpenSearch technologies so that users can take advantage of the geospatial search capabilities enabled by OGC standards. 

Different types of content require different types of search engines. OpenSearch (http://www.opensearch.org) provides a standard way of describing search engine capabilities so that they can be leveraged by search client applications like modern Web browsers. The OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions candidate standard provides a very simple way to configure OpenSearch for spatial and temporal queries over distributed repositories of contents having geographic and time properties, and for syndication of these search results in one large index.

Digital resources are becoming more complex and diverse, and this is especially true with respect to sensor data and Web connected sensors. Such data is increasingly becoming discoverable and usable through open interfaces that implement OGC standards (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards), but most of this data remains undiscoverable via popular search engines. The OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions candidate standard specifies how to enhance search engines and configure them to access sensor data servers, so that users can query resource URLs through search combinations of time extents, geographic areas or location names, and likely keywords. 

The OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions draft standard includes work undertaken within the GENESI-DR (Ground European Network for Earth Science Interoperations - Digital Repositories) project funded by the 7th Framework program of the European (EC Grant Agreement no. 212073) and the follow-up project GENESI-DEC (Ground European Network for Earth Science Interoperations - Digital Earth Community) funded by the same program (Contract nº RI-261623). The document was further supported by the ESA HMA (Heterogeneous Missions Accessibility) initiative and related projects.

The following organizations submitted this document to the Open Geospatial Consortium:

  •    Terradue Srl
  •    FGDC
  •    FortiusOne, Inc.
  •    EDINA
  •    Cubewerx Inc.

Download the candidate OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions Standard below.  Comments are due by 13 December 2013.

Comment: 

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OGC Requests: 

AAtS Standards Harmonization Guidance Initiative

Status: 
Please note:  This call is now closed.

The community workshop has been re-scheduled to December 17-18 in Washington DC. Contact nalameh [at] opengeospatial.org (Nadine Alameh) if you're interested in participating.

Closing Date: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to engage the aviation community in identifying standards efforts relevant to the provision of aircraft connectivity to the FAA’s System Wide Information Management (SWIM) infrastructure.

RFI Information:

  • Responses are due by 5 pm EST on 22 October 2013. 
  • A public Q&A webinar was held 1 October 2013 to provide the community with more information on the context and objectives behind this RFI. Documentation below. 

The FAA’s Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) initiative is in a preliminary stage of requirements development and standards identification. Its goal is to establish a common operating environment between the flight deck, air traffic management and Airline Operational Control/Flight Operational Control (AOC/FOC) for collaborative strategic decision-making. Distribution of the operational information needed to support the safe movement of aircraft during all phases of flight in the National Airspace System (NAS) will increase capacity and efficiency and result in more timely departures and arrivals.  

There are a number of aviation standards in development, concurrently and independently, by a variety of industry groups that are also pursuing the development of requirements and standards to leverage ground-based aviation related information and data networking technology to support aircraft operations. The need to understand the scope, applicability and relationship between these efforts is both critical and timely.

Staff and members of all such industry groups are encouraged to respond to this RFI and to participate and contribute information on:

  • Technologies, standards and general trends relevant to AAtS
  • Practical recommendations on harmonization opportunities and challenges
  • Insights on how to best craft an interim path for the community and to develop a technical architecture that is forward thinking and can accommodate this emerging and evolving environment.
  • Global harmonization considerations 

Responses provided will guide the discussion at a community workshop, scheduled for 17-18 December 2013 in Washington DC, and will be considered in the development of a report that will form the basis for harmonization guidance and recommendations. 

Downloads: 

References:

Community Workshop: 

    • The community workshop, originally scheduled for Nov 5-6, has been rescheduled to Dec 17-18, 2013. Email nalameh [at] opengeospatial.org if you're interested in attending. 
    • All organization representatives interested in participating in the workshop are strongly encouraged to submit a concise response to the RFI, in order to help us organize the workshop efficiently and incorporate everybody's interests.

     

    Further Information:

    Please send an email to techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org if you have questions or need further information.

    Webinar:

    Links to the webinar material:

    Clarifications: 

      Download the Clarifications.

        OGC Requests: 

        Architecture Implementation Pilot Call for Participation (CFP)

        Status: 
        Please note: The submission period for this request is closed.
        Description: 

        CFP Issuance Date: 18 April 2007
        Response Due Date: 11 May 2007
        Pilot Kickoff Meeting: 5-6 June 2007

        This Call for Participation (CFP) seeks participants in a coordinated Geospatial Architecture Implementation Pilot. A Pilot is a collaborative effort that applies open standards for interoperability to achieve user objectives in an environment representative of operational use. Outcomes include best-practices and interoperability arrangements suitable for an operational capability. An aim of the Pilot is to reach consensus on architectural elements that initiatives supporting geospatial information systems can carry forward into operations, thereby increasing the overall level of interoperability.

        This CFP seeks proposals from organizations involved with Earth Observation systems to:

        • Identify components with services, e.g., portals, catalogs and other services;
        • Participate in confirming the interoperability of those identified services using standards and interoperability arrangements as identified in the preliminary architecture of this CFP; and,
        • Participate in the collaborative development of societal benefit scenarios to guide testing and demonstrations of the identified interoperable services.

        Organizations responding to the CFP should plan to fully participate in the Pilot development activities beginning with the Kickoff Workshop.

        The CFP was initiated to solicit response for the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot identified by the GEOSS Architecture and Data Committee as an essential step in moving forward to an operational capability. The Pilot aims to incorporate contributed components consistent with the GEOSS Architecture - using a GEO Web Portal and a GEOSS Clearinghouse search facility - to access services through GEOSS Interoperability Arrangements in support of the GEO Societal Benefit Areas. The GEO Task AR-07-02 will conduct this pilot consistent with the request of the GEO Plenary.

        Interest in the Geospatial Pilot has already been expressed by two other organizations which have offered their pilots for collaboration with GEOSS. In the interest of providing a broad assessment of capabilities, the collaboration of these pilots provides opportunities to address interoperability on a broad scale. The Pilots are:

        • The Tri-Lateral Interoperability Pilot is a collaborative, open standards development, supporting collective requirements of organizations responsible for national and regional "Spatial Data Infrastructures" in Europe (INSPIRE), Canada (GeoConnections), and the U.S.A. (FGDC)
        • The Federated Earth Observation Missions (FedEO) Pilot provides a broad international venue for operational prototyping and demonstration of Earth Observation (EO) requirements and protocols as defined by the European Space Agency (ESA), together with other space agencies (ASI, CNES, CSA, DLR) and users (EUSC) and other OGC members.
        OGC Requests: 

        Call for Participation in NGA “Plug Week” Pilot

        Status: 
        Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 3 August 2009.
        Description: 
        July 13, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. has issued a Request For Quotation and Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals for the NSG Profiles Plugweek Pilot, which will begin in August and end in October. (NSG is the National System for Geospatial Intelligence.) The sponsor, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will provide profiles of the OGC Web Map Service, Web Feature Service and Web Coverage Service Interface Standards.

        With the help of Plugweek participants, the NGA will examine the suitability and performance of these profiles and corresponding profile compliance tests. The NGA is providing cost-sharing funds and seeks to involve as many participants as possible.

        The RFQ/CFP invites prospective participants to submit proposals for providing and deploying hardware and software and contributing to the final technology suite for the test network. The sponsor will decide which submitters will be offered cost-sharing funds. Participants will use the profiles mentioned above and also schemas and data provided by the NGA.

        NSG Profiles Plugweek is an opportunity for vendors, users, and other interested parties to mutually refine services, interfaces and protocols in the context of a hands-on engineering experience that is intended to shape the future of the NGA's web based information distribution systems. Another benefit is that this effort has well-defined objectives, while providing a significant opportunity to explore alternatives in a unique hands-on engineering context.

        Instructions for submitting proposals are provided in the RFQ/CFP. Proposals are due by August 3, 2009. Non-member proposals will be considered if a completed application for OGC membership accompanies or precedes a letter of intent to submit a proposal.


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