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. 

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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.


        OGC Requests: 

        Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure Interoperability Pilot (CGDI IP): Request For Quotation And Call For Participation

        Status: 
        Please note: The submission period for this request is closed. Clarifications have been issued.
        Description: 

        The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is releasing a Request For Quotation and Call for Participation (hereafter referred to as RFQ/CFP) to solicit your proposal in response to a refined set of requirements for the CGDI Interoperability Pilot. This request is issued as an RFQ/CFP for two reasons. The first reason is that GeoConnections as sponsor is providing cost-sharing funds to offset expenses uniquely associated with the initiative. The second reason is that GeoConnections and OGC intend to involve as many participants in the initiative as possible and thus are soliciting contributory proposals that will enhance and/or make use of the initiative outcomes.

        Candidate Submission: Tue, 2007-04-10 12:00
        Close request period: Wed, 2007-05-02 23:59

        CGDI Interoperability Pilot Overview

         

        Clarifications have been issued. updated: 2007-04-27 10:25:24

         

        Background

        One of the tenets of the CGDI is the widespread dissemination of data which is at the same time managed at or near its source. Late in 2005, GeoConnections commissioned AMEC of Oakville, Ontario to investigate the use of technology based on the Open Geospatial Consortium's Web Feature Service (WFS) standard to better meet this objective. Recommendations made in the ensuing AMEC 2006 report, "Web Feature Services, Considerations for CGDI Government Partners" included taking primary steps to properly adopt and effectively use WFS within the CGDI.

        In spring of 2006 some CCOG members approached GeoConnections about enhancing their current services in order to provide framework data to GeoBase within a distributed computing environment. As a follow-up to the AMEC report and CCOG requests, GeoConnections then invited CCOG and IACG members to participate in a pilot project to assess the opportunities afforded by WFS technology to improve the management and dissemination of CGDI data.

        Objectives and Benefits

        The renewed GeoConnections program is primarily focused on both enhancing and applying the CGDI. This opportunity for working in collaboration with the provincial partners will test better mechanisms for the distribution and updating of framework data, providing users with access to the most current and authoritative data, avoiding version disparities, and minimizing duplication.

        Provincial partners have communicated interest in establishing WFS as a standard for providing wide access to data from distributed locations closest to their source. As source data providers for GeoBase framework data, provincial stakeholders will receive assistance with the implementation of onsite WFS components both in a technical and business sense. Assistance will be made available in the form of financial contributions for labour, software, and data publishing. This will allow providers to maintain control over the data they own while contributing at the same time to a national view of that data. Project results will aid CCOG members in planning the future production implementation of a distributed architecture for GeoBase data management and distribution.

        Data users require authoritative geospatial information, accessible directly from as close as possible to its source, in order to make timely and effective decisions. Evolving the GeoBase portal to operate in a more distributed fashion and making maintenance transactions more efficient will help to meet those user requirements. Such GeoBase improvements will be realized through the development of partnerships, data standards and encouragement of sharing. Working with data providers to improve the maintenance of GeoBase framework data is a particular priority for GeoConnections.

        Private sector technology providers will be brought into the project through a competitive process. They will assist the project partners in the deployment of the WFS technology.

        Scope

        This project proposed by GeoConnections in conjunction with CCOG members will focus on three vector-based data themes:

        • Geographic Name;
        • National Road Network;
        • Administrative Boundaries;

        The functional scope of this project includes investigations in the following areas:

        • Access by users to closest-to-source data
        • Transactional updates exchanged between data suppliers and GeoBase
        • Use of a distributed services architecture to support performant end-user online applications

        The project will include participants from provincial and federal agencies and from the private sector. Agencies will participate at different levels, some will work with private sector partners while others will use their existing infrastructures to provide access to manage and disseminate data. The information gained during the execution of this project will benefit all project participants as well as the broader CGDI community.

        Schedule

        Discussions with potential project partners for this project were initiated in the second half of 2006. A contract with Open Geospatial Consortium, Herndon, Va., to provide technical management and architecture support was initiated in January 2007. Refinement of the requirements and the Project Concept document is completed in March 2007 and the competition to select industrial partners will be completed by May 2006. The technology deployments will be complete by October 2007 and this will be followed by a 6 month pre-operational phase.

         

        Clarifications have been issued.

         

        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.
        OGC Requests: 

        Executive Director – Marketing and Communications

        Status: 
        Please note: This Request will remain open until the position is filled.
        Description: 

        The OGC seeks to hire an Executive Director for Marketing and Communications, This full time position is responsible for the planning and execution of a broad range of marketing, communications and education program activities to raise awareness and increase application of OGC standards by technology providers and users worldwide. These activities also encourage participation in OGC programs through membership growth and direct sponsorship of / participation in OGC programs.

        Reporting to the President of OGC and working with OGC staff, board, membership and partner organizations, the Executive Director for Marketing and Communications (EDMC) is responsible for planning, budgeting and executing corporate programs designed to promote adoption of OGC standards by developers and users worldwide and to encourage participation in OGC membership and collaborative testbed and related program activities.

        As a key member of OGC senior staff, the EDMC will have overall responsibility for ensuring that OGC marketing & communications activities effectively address both technical professionals and decision-makers at program management and policy levels, emphasizing the value and benefits of OGC's consensus standards process to encourage membership retention and growth, investment and participation in Interoperability Program initiatives, use of OGC's compliance testing and certification resources, and uptake of OGC standards within and across communities of interest.

        The EDMC will develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and public relations strategy to address industry sectors and domains of interest identified by the OGC Business Plan. EDMC responsibilities include directing conference, workshop, and seminar activities, as well as creation and distribution of press releases, placement of articles and preparation of educational briefings. The EDMC will also direct OGC Technology Office staff responsible for development, operation and maintenance of all OGC public and member related web service support, including delivery of member portal, net-meeting and related collaborative services.

        Core knowledge, skills, and abilities:

        Essential:

        • Demonstrated experience / skill in public speaking, written communications
        • Prior experience in marketing, communication campaign development
        • Excellent program / project management and budgeting skills
        • Understanding of the geospatial and location based services marketplace
        • Familiarity with IT, Web 2.0, and social networking concepts
        • Familiarity with benefits of applying standards
        • Ability to work effectively with others in a virtual work environment
        • Ability to adapt work schedule to accommodate international communications when necessary
        • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 12-16 weeks per year

        Desirable:

        • Experience in developing training materials/coursework
        • Previous supervisory experience
        • Web design experience

        Education:

        Undergraduate or higher degree, preferably with concentration in one or more of the following areas: geomatics, information technology, communications and marketing

        Work Location:

        OGC offers a flexible work environment, emphasizing work from home arrangements. Employee location in Europe or N. America near major airport hub is preferred due to travel requirements.

        Travel:

        This position requires frequent national and international travel, with up to 16 weeks of travel per year.

        Salary:

        Negotiable.

        Benefits:

        OGC offers a generous benefits package. Contact us for details.

        Submit: 

        Interested parties should send resume, CV and/or intent of interest to:   employment at opengeospatial dot org

        OGC Requests: 

        Fusion Request for Information

        Status: 
        Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 12 August 2009.
        Description: 

        The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit industry input into a Fusion Standards Study to be conducted in preparation for the planned OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) having technology relevant to fusion.

        In the context of this RFI, "Fusion is the act or process of combining two or more pieces of data or information regarding one or more entities in order to improve the capability for detection, identification, or characterization of that entity".

        This RFI is based on requirements and contributions from several OGC Member organizations, including the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA), BAE Systems - C3I Systems, and Lockheed Martin.

        The Study will conduct a survey of standards and implementations that support geospatial fusion. It will review existing standards regarding fusion; recommend future standards or integration or harmonization of standards; and plan for evaluating standards through OGC's OWS-7 testbed to be conducted later this year.

        Responses to the RFI are requested by August 12, 2009. The RFI below includes instructions for how organizations can respond. Please contact George Percivall at gpercivall [at] opengeospatial.org with any questions.

        OGC testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments are part of OGC's Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate specifications into OGC's Specification Program, where they are formalized for public release.


        Downloads: 

        Telecon: Dial-in +1 512 225 3050 passcode:55699#

        Date / Time: 07/28/2009 : 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

        WorldTime: See Fixed Time World Clock Website ** This is not an OGC resource, OGC is not responsible for errors.

        Location: Herndon Conference Room - 483B Carlisle Dr. Herndon, VA 20170

        WebEx Session Logistics:

        - To join the teleconference use this dial-in information: +1 512 225 3050 passcode: 55699#.

        - To join the Webex session: 
        1. Go to https://opengeospatial.webex.com/opengeospatial/j.php?ED=114548557&UID=0
        2. Enter your name and email address.
        3. Enter the meeting password: FusionRFI28
        4. Click "Join Now".

         

         

        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: 
        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: 

        Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM): 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 results of this effort please visit the GeoDRM Reference Model page or the GeoDRM Working Group page .
        Description: 

        The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM). OGC invites public comment on a candidate specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Abstract Specification. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM). Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

        Candidate Submission: Wed, 2006-03-01 09:00
        Close request period: Fri, 2006-03-10 09:00
        TC and PC vote to issue request: Mon, 2006-04-03 09:00
        Begin request period: Wed, 2006-05-03 09:00
         

        Downloads: 


        This document is a reference model for digital rights management (DRM) functionality for geospatial resources (GeoDRM). As such, it is connected to the general DRM market in that geospatial resources must be treated as nearly as possible like other digital resources, such as music, text, or services. It is not the intention here to reinvent a market that already exists and is thriving, but to make sure that a larger market has access to geospatial resources through a mechanism that it understands and that is similar to the ones already in use.
        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: 

        GITA Interoperability Demonstration Call for Participation

        Status: 
        Please note: This Request is closed.
        Description: 

        On April 24, 2006, the Opening Session of GITA`s Annual Conference 29 in Tampa, Florida, will include a feature completely new to the event. Foregoing the traditional keynote speaker, GITA`s Board of Directors has approved a motion by the Annual Conference Committee to conduct an educational and entertaining Interoperability Demonstration. In doing so, GITA is challenging the industry to meet the theme for this year`s conference, "No Barriers: Connected. Responsive. Prepared". This demonstration will feature integrated data, products, solutions, and services from multiple organizations, showing how standards-based, commercial off-the-shelf geospatial software, data and services can be used to remove the barriers within a geospatial community. GITA`s Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration initiative, or GECCo, is a project that is helping local communities protect their critical infrastructure. Based around a to-be-determined GECCo scenario that will hopefully include the Tampa Bay area, participants will be able to demonstrate to an estimated 1,200 session attendees how critical and complex tasks that used to take days now take a fraction of that time to complete; all through the use of open architecture and standards-based implementation. Although this session will be based on technology and special attention being given to Web services, the goal of the demonstration is to show decision-makers how the use of interoperable technology provides will help facilitate quicker, more accurate, and less costly decisions. This Call for Participation is open to everyone; however, all participating organizations must be members of GITA. A committee has been established to review submissions for participation. Based upon those responses, selections will be made for participation. GITA will not provide funding or reimburse costs associated with this demonstration. Commercial presentations and product demonstrations will not be accepted. It will be the responsibility of the submitting organization to attend regularly scheduled teleconferences and collaborative demonstration dry runs during the planning and preparation stages (if applicable, a data or service provider may only need to be available if situations or questions arise). All costs, other than standard audio/visual support at the live demonstration and the collaborative preparation environment, will be at the expense of the participants. If your organization is interested in participating in this unique demonstration, please send a short description of your offering, along with complete contact information, to interop.proposal [at] opengeospatial.org prior to October 14, 2005. Pending membership in GITA, nonmembers may be provisionally accepted to participate in the demonstration.

        Candidate Submission: Wed, 2005-09-14 17:00
        Close request period: Fri, 2005-10-14 17:00
        TC and PC vote to issue request: Fri, 2005-10-14 17:00
        Begin request period: Wed, 2005-09-14 17:00
         

        Comment: 
        Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending 2005-10-14, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by the official review committee. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments)
        OGC Requests: 

        GML 3.1.1 common CRSs profile: 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 GML 3.1.1 common CRSs profile. OGC invites public comment on a candidate profile specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification Profile. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for GML CRS support profile. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

        Candidate Submission: Tue, 2005-10-11 17:00
        Close request period: Fri, 2005-11-11 17:00
        TC and PC vote to issue request: Thu, 2005-12-08 17:00
        Begin request period: Sat, 2006-01-07 17:00
         

        Downloads: 


        This document defines a profile of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for encoding definitions of commonly-used Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs) plus related coordinate Conversions.

        This profile can be used without a GML Application Schema, and such use is assumed in this document. However, a GML Application Schema that uses this profile could be specified. For example, an Application Schema could specify a specialized "TransverseMercatorConversion", as discussed in Annex F. Or an Application Schema could allow or require more information to be encoded for an OperationParameter (such as specified in Subclause 14.3.2 and wctsOperationParameter.xsd of OGC Discussion Paper [OGC 05-013]).

        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: 

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