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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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OGC Requests: 

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: 

Gazetteer Profile of WFS: Request for Public Comments

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called Gazetteer Profile of WFS. OGC invites public comment on a candidate specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Application Profile of the OpenGIS Web Feature Service (WFS). The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for Gazetteer Profile of WFS. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Mon, 2006-06-05 14:00
Close request period: Thu, 2006-08-24 14:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Fri, 2006-06-30 14:00
Begin request period: Tue, 2006-07-25 14:00
 

Comment: 
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OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate XML Standard for Encoding Observations & Measurements

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on August 7th, 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) Members are seeking comments on the “Observations and Measurements – XML Implementation” candidate standard. This candidate standard specifies an XML encoding for the Observations and Measurements conceptual model.

 The Observations and Measurements (O&M) conceptual model, a joint OGC and ISO standard, provides the theoretical basis for an abstract model encoding for observations and provides support for common sampling strategies. O&M also provides a general framework for systems that deal in technical measurements in science and engineering.

 The candidate OMXML standard and other standards that have resulted from the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) effort (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe) enable developers to make all types of sensors, transducers and sensor data repositories discoverable, accessible and useable via the Web.

 The candidate OGC Observations and Measurements – XML Implementation Encoding Standard and information on submitting comments on this document are available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/68. The public comment period closes on August 7th, 2010.

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] 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 calls for comments on the Open Modelling Interface (OpenMI) standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 1 June 2013.
Closing Date: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the OpenMI Association (OA) have announced a call for public comment on the Open Modelling Interface Version 2 (OpenMI) and its accompanying reference manual. This standard defines a means by which independently developed computer models of environmental processes, or indeed any processes, can exchange data as they run and hence facilitates the modelling of interacting processes.

The original driver for the standard was the European Water Framework Directive and its requirement for an integrated approach to water management. It was foreseen that implementing the Directive would be very challenging and that there would be a need to provide help, in the form of decision support systems (DSS), to environmental managers. As Earth systems are complex and interrelated, these DSS would need to bring together many models in order to better understand and predict the environmental impacts of events and policies. To make it feasible to link together models of different processes from different suppliers and hence simulate process interaction, the European Commission therefore co-funded the research and development of a generic model interface, the outcome of which is the OpenMI.

Roger Moore, chairman of the OpenMI Association, said, “The OpenMI Association sees huge opportunities ahead for many stakeholder groups if the linking of models of different processes as they run can be made simple and reliable. Our immediate goal is to facilitate the integrated modelling needed to understand Earth system processes and hence help scientists, policy makers and managers find sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. By publishing the OpenMI as an adopted OGC standard, we seek to make the OpenMI standard available and accessible to the worldwide modelling community.”

Environmental modelling is not the only application of integrated modelling. For example, a possible shorter term application will simply be in enabling developers to convert their existing large, and often unmanageable, applications into sets of linkable components. This could change the modelling market from one for complete systems into one for components and services. It could make it much easier for products to be brought to market, widen participation and dramatically drive up the rate of innovation.

The documents being released for comment have been specially prepared so that the description of the OpenMI matches the OGC style. They can be viewed and downloaded

Comment: 

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