OGC Requests

GML 3.1.1 simple dictionary 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 simple dictionary 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 3.1.1 simple dictionary 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
 

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This document defines a profile of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for encoding simple dictionaries. This profile can be used without a GML Application Schema, and such use is assumed in this document.
Comment: 
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OGC Requests: 

OGC Calls for Comment on Table Joining Service Standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 14 April 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the draft OGC Table Joining Service (TJS) Interface Standard. This standard defines an interface for services that provide the ability to join attribute data stored in one database on a network with the corresponding geometry (points, lines, or polygons) stored in another network accessible database.

 

For example, a table on one server may indicate the population of various cities, while a second server may contain the geometry that describes the cities' locations and boundaries. The TJS standard describes a set of interfaces for both servers that would allow the city name to be used as the "common geographic identifier" in order to join the population data to its geometry, thus enabling the user to create a map or perform geospatial analysis on the tabular data. An earlier draft of this specification was called the “Geographic Linkage Service”.

 

The proposed OGC TJS 1.0 standard and information on submitting comments on this document are available below.  The public comment period closes on 14 April, 2010.

Comment: 
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OGC Requests: 

The OGC seeks comment on SensorML 2.0 standard

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 Standards Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.
Closing Date: 
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 05:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC SensorML 2.0 Encoding Standard.

SensorML is a machine-readable language for describing sensors, actuators, and processes surrounding measurement. SensorML is a key component of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) suite of standards.

SensorML 2.0 includes the following changes to the previous version 1.0.1, which was approved in 2007:

  •  Separation of SWE Common Data as a separate standard
  •  More tightly defined rules
  •  Conformance classes allowing for incremental support of SensorML in software and derived encodings
  •  A host of examples provided at initial release of the specification.

 

In addition, SensorML 2.0 includes the following new or improved features:

  •  Support for property extension using external schema
  •  Better-defined support for positions and dynamic state (e.g. location, orientation, velocity, and acceleration)
  •  Better support for inheritance allowing for compact descriptions of deployed devices and processes
  •  Direct access to real-time values and data streams
  •  Better support for multiplexed data streaming (i.e. streams with disparate messages).

SensorML 2.0 supports the descriptions of things within the Internet of Things (IoT) and Web of Things (WoT) by providing a common standard for sensors ("things the measure"), actuators ("things that act"), and processors ("things that calculate"). Efforts are also underway to take advantage of the complementary role that SensorML 2.0 can play with the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) Encoding Standard and the candidate OGC standard IndoorGML.

The OGC SensorML 2.0 Encoding Standard Evaluation Package is free and can be downloaded 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: 

OpenGIS® Transducer Markup Language (TML): 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 OpenGIS® Transducer Markup Language (TML). OGC invites public comment on a candidate specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed encodings required for OpenGIS® Transducer Markup Language (TML). Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Fri, 2006-02-03 16:00
Close request period: Fri, 2006-03-10 16:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Wed, 2006-04-05 16:00
Begin request period: Fri, 2006-05-05 16:00
 

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This document describes TML and how it captures necessary information to both understand and process transducer data. Descriptions of how TML captures the actual data and also descriptions of necessary information such as system calibration, transducer behavior, conditions of operation and data collection parameters critical to logical data structure model are all captured within TML. This document specifically describes the TML transducer behavior models and TML data models. It does not describe a service for delivering TML-structured data, but there is a brief discussion of SOA and streaming platform considerations.
Comment: 
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OGC Requests: 

Request for Comments (RFC) on Candidate Specification Model Standard

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 membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is requesting comments from the public on the candidate OGC Document, "The OGC Specification Model - Writing Modular Specifications".

This document, prepared by the Policy 1.0 Standards Working Group, derives from the collective experience of members in developing and implementing OGC standards, geospatial applications, platforms and services. It provides a logical model and template for candidate standards to assure their internal logic and conformance to accepted software development procedures and the OGC's policy and rules regarding the structure of standards and the types of information that they must provide. The policy guidance will make implementation of OGC standards and the construction of compliance tests easier through enforced traceability of requirements to implementation tests, and it will make modularization of both standards and implementations more explicit and consistent across dependent standards and implementations.

This standard has been referred to as the "core and extension model" due to the insistence on a modular structure throughout all parts of a standard and its implementation. Eventually, all OGC standards will be transitioned to the new structure. This will help standardize the manner in which OGC standards are written and implemented, making implementations easier to test for compliance, thus improving interoperability between and swap-ability between implementations.

The 30 day public comment period begins March 12, 2009 and closes on April 11, 2009. Comments will be reviewed and processed by the OGC Membership. The intent is to edit the Specification Model candidate standard and move the document to be an approved OGC standard. The Specification Model Request for Comment document can be downloaded below.

Comment: 
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OGC Requests: 

OWS-9 RFQ: OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed.

 

Description: 


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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Overview

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.org.

The OWS-9 sponsors are:

  • AGC (Army Geospatial Center, US Army Corps of Engineers)
  • CREAF-GeoViQua-EC (CREAF is the European Center for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications)
  • EUROCONTROL
  • FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration)
  • GeoConnections - Natural Resources Canada
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • NGA (US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
  • USGS (US Geological Survey)

OWS-9 builds on the outcomes of prior OGC initiatives (http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/demos) and is organized around the following threads:

-   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.

-   Cross-Community 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 information.

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.

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RESPONSE TEMPLATES (not included in above package)

 

 

 

Questions: Bidder's Conference

 A Bidder's Conference (webinar) was be held on March 9, 2012

A second bidder's conference will be held on March 19, 2012 

Date and Time:
Monday, March 19, 2012 10:00 pm, GMT
Monday, March 19, 2012 5:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:00 am, Japan Time (Tokyo, GMT+09:00)
Monday, March 19, 2012 7:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:00 pm, Europe Time (Berlin, GMT+01:00)

This telecon will originate from a F2F meeting as part of OGC TC meetings.

You must register for this session at:

  https://ogc-meeting.webex.com/ogc-meeting/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=668037249

 

Clarifications Document

All Q&A, updates, and other information about OWS-9 from the Bidder’s Conference and other communications will be collected into a Clarifications document, and posted here for public access. Subsequent questions may be directed by email to techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org (techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org).  The Clarifications Document is here: 

Current clarifications

OGC Requests: 

Request for Comment on CityGML Standard

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, Inc. (OGC) is requesting public comment on the candidate CityGML Encoding Standard. CityGML is a Geography Markup Language 3 (GML3) application schema for the storage and exchange of virtual 3D city models.

CityGML is a common information model for the representation of 3D urban objects. It defines the classes and relations for the most relevant topographic objects in cities and regional models with respect to their geometrical, topological, semantical and appearance properties. Included are generalization hierarchies between thematic classes, aggregations, relations between objects, and spatial properties. These thematic information go beyond graphic exchange formats and allow to employ virtual 3D city models for sophisticated analysis tasks in different application domains like simulations, urban data mining, facility management, and thematic inquiries.

Activities that would benefit from the richness of CityGML data include city planning, real estate, insurance, architectural design, environmental simulation, mobile telecommunication, disaster management, homeland security, facilities management, vehicle and pedestrian navigation, training simulators and others. CityGML will play an important role in the use of Building Information Models (BIM) to improve interoperability among the information systems used in the many domains of activity that involve design, construction, ownership and operation of buildings and capital projects.


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 Seeks Comment on Geography Markup Language 3.3 Standard

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 Standards 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®) seeks public comment on the candidate version 3.3 of the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML). GML 3.3 builds on GML 3.2.1, published by ISO as ISO 19136:2007, and extends GML with additional schema components based on requirements requested by various domains of interest. For example, the 3d modeling community suggest the addition of triangular meshes (TINs) to GML. GML 3.3 is fully backwards compatible with GML 3.2.

GML defines an XML data encoding for geographic data and a grammar to express models of such data using XML Schema. GML has come into wide use since it was first adopted as an OGC standard in 2001 (http://www.ogcnetwork.net/gmlprofiles for examples). GML is the standard that enables information communities and other standards organizations such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and OASIS to insert geospatial elements into their standards and be confident that their standards will be compatible with mainstream information infrastructure methods of conveying spatial/temporal information.

Some of the changes between the previous version 3.2.1 and 3.3 are:

  • Support for additional date representations based on ISO 8601 (Representation of dates and times)
  • Support for an additional, compact encoding of commonly used geometry types
  • Support for a new encoding of Triangulated Irregular Networks (TINs)
  • Support for Linear Referencing
  • Extensions to the XML encoding rule
  • Support for grids used by the meteorological and ocean observation communities

All extensions are made in separate XML namespaces to support a modular use of components from the GML schema.

Information on the change requests addressed in GML v3.3 can be found athttp://external.opengeospatial.org/twiki_public/GML/ChangeRequests. The candidate OGC GML v3.3 Standard documents 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: 

The OGC requests comment on proposal to update ISO 19107:2003 Geographic information – Spatial

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 28 November 2013. Any comments submitted prior to 26 November will be fed into the ISO ballot.
Closing Date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 05:00
Description: 

29 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on a draft NWIP (New Work Item Proposal) package intended for submission to ISO TC
211 to kick off a project to update ISO 19107:2003 Geographic information – Spatial Schema.

ISO 19107:2003 has been adopted as the OGC Abstract Specification for Geometry. Since this document is the world standard for the representation of geographic geometry, it is used (directly or indirectly) by nearly every specification and standard for geospatial data representations for both ISO and OGC. 19107 is also used by other standards organizations that use OGC standards directly as a cited source or that mimic OGC structures. In updating the Spatial Schema after 10 years of use, ISO TC 211 and the OGC will have to balance the needs for backward compatibility and the needs for new and more appropriate functionality.

This NWIP package was prepared by the OGC Simple Features Standards Working Group in its efforts to update the OGC Simple Features Abstract Specification, which depends heavily on the Spatial Schema.

Comments are due by Thursday, November 28, 2013. All comments received will be submitted by OGC to the ISO and will be adjudicated in the ISO process. The ISO will provide  a formal response to the OGC that will be published before the ISO standard is put to a final vote as an International Standard.

Comment: 

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OGC Requests: 

OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Request For Quotation and Call For Participation

Status: 
This Request is Closed.
Description: 
RFQ Issuance Date: 11 May, 2007
OWS-5 Bidder's Conference: 22 May, 2007
Proposal Due Date: 8 June, 2007

 


Overview

OGC's Interoperability Program is a global, hands-on and 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. In OGC's Interoperability Initiatives, an international team of technology providers' work together to solve specific geo-processing interoperability problems posed by the initiative's sponsoring organizations. OGC Interoperability Initiatives include test beds, pilot projects, interoperability experiments, and interoperability support services - all designed to encourage rapid development, testing, validation and adoption of open, consensus based standards specifications.

In January of 2007, the OGC issued a call for sponsors for an OGC OWS-5 Interoperability initiative testbed activity to advance OGC's open framework for interoperability in the geospatial industry. Three meetings were conducted with potential OWS-5 sponsors to review the OGC technical baseline, to discuss OWS-4 results, and to identify OWS-5 requirements. Sponsors have expressed keen interest in advancing standards for geospatial workflow, sensor webs, geospatial digital rights management, GML information communities, and KML. After analyzing the sponsors input, the OGC Interoperability Team recommended to the sponsors that the content of the OWS-5 initiative be organized around the following 6 threads:

  1. Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)
  2. Geo Processing Workflow (GPW)
  3. Information Communities and Semantics (ICS)
  4. Agile Geography
  5. Compliance Testing (CITE)
  6. CAD / GIS / BIM

Introductions to these 6 threads are below.


OWS-5 Sponsors

  • BAE Systems - Network Systems
  • Google
  • Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions
  • Northrop Grumman
  • US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

OWS-5 Threads

1) Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)

The Sensor Web subtask will continue to mature the existing set of SWE work items to enable the federation of sensors, platforms and management infrastructure into a single sensor enterprise. In OWS-5,interoperability engineering activities will focus on integration and demonstration of physical sensors and simulators within a realistic operating environment. In addition, progress is expected on enhancements to the SWE specifications as described in the "Future work" clauses of the respective baseline documents.

Emphasis for SWE during this phase of the OWS project will be on:

  • Leveraging results of OWS-4 to extend and integrate those specifications and implementations.
  • Demonstrating SWE's ability to meet the geospatial needs of large enterprise system by integrating SWE into realistic enterprise workflow scenarios supported by Use Cases.
  • Continuing previous test-bed efforts to integrate IEEE 1451 sensor into SWE
  • Establishing cross thread collaboration with CGB by integrating sensors into 3D models.
  • Harmonizing SWE concepts and specifications with other OGC specifications and initiatives.
  • Developing compliance test for SWE specification to accelerate adoption

2) Geo Processing Workflow (GPW)

No geo-process is an island, or more exactly no geo-process should be an island. By interconnecting geo-processes through service chaining and orchestration to meet workflow requirements, creation of valued-added enterprise systems is possible that demonstrate the power of interoperability and service oriented architectures. The OWS-2 Image Handling for Decision Support (IH4DS) thread extended the baseline of OWS service types with image processing services. OWS-3 Common Architecture activities built on that work by applying the services developed in OWS-2 to the SWE and GeoDSS environments. OWS-4 furthered workflow service development by investigating the patterns for building general purpose geo-processing services and prototyping a feature editing scenario.

OWS-5 will further mature geoprocessing workflows by bringing together more services in real-world image processing scenarios, developing a SOAP/WSDL framework for all OGC services, and incorporating rights-based access to resources. The GPW thread in this testbed is organized into the following inter-related work areas:

  • Enterprise integration and refinement of OGC Web Service architecture
  • Enterprise integration of OGC Web Services using service chaining and workflow to implement the full service life cycle for the Publish-Find-Bind pattern
  • Integrate GeoRM services and components in the workflow with focus on Identity, Authorization, Authentication and Trust model

3) Information Communities and Semantics (ICS)

The ICS thread seeks to advance the understanding and use of complex geographic information types within an interoperability architecture. A variety of geospatial data types will be modeled in UML and converted into GML using the UGAS ShapeChange tool. Information about these data and the services provisioning them will be registered in a number of catalogs and utilized in workflows developed in the GPW thread.

This activity will test the ability of OGC standards to facilitate one of the core scenarios in any spatial data infrastructure-information publication.

4) Agile Geography

This testbed focuses on process integration and ‘right-sizing' of services to demonstrate the power of interoperability and service-oriented architectures using OGC Web Services. The Agile Geography thread explores this goal through two distinct activities.

The first explores the future of KML, OWS Context, and lightweight payloads of geospatial information on the Web in general, applying the concepts of links, bookmarks and Web pages to digital cartography and geospatial information management. Participants will explore the harmonization of KML and OWS Context XML encodings and prototype client and server software that exploits these document types.

The second activity-GeoSynchronization and Sharing-extends the WFS-Transactional architecture to target a federated environment comprised of loosely affiliated parties who desire to collaborate, in full or in part, on the maintenance of a shared geospatial data set.

5) Compliance Testing (CITE)

The OGC Interoperability Program and the OGC Specification Program have achieved a great deal of momentum as a result of the multiple OGC Web service specifications that have recently been published. Key consumers in the geospatial industry are modernizing their enterprises and realizing spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) based on the applicability and interoperability of OGC web services.

The major geospatial industry consumers require verifiable proof of compliance with OGC specifications in order to reach the desirable outcome of interoperability. In OWS-5 the CITE thread advances testing for Web Coverage Service and Catalog Service for the Web to versions 1.1 and 2.0.2 respectively. OWS-5 also initiates Sensor Web compliance testing, with the first Sensor Observation Service and Sensor Planning Service tests.

Also included in the requirements are reference implementations of these specifications. A reference implementation is an open source, fully functional implementation of a specification in reference to which other implementations can be evaluated. The OGC provides open source reference implementations to ensure maximum transparency of its specifications for both vendors and customers.

6) CAD / GIS / BIM (CGB)

NOTE: Work items within the CAD/GIS/BIM thread are provided for comment -- with the anticipation that CGB will be conducted in Phase 2. Comments on CGB are solicited now to support a future RFQ/CFP for Phase 5.2 as defined in Master Schedule.

The CGB activities in the OWS program are directed toward bridging the information models and workflows of the various communities involved with the representation of the built environment in three dimensions. Standards for interoperable exchange of information about buildings and standards for representing and exchanging information about cities at broad-scale are beginning to enable owners, administrators and toolmakers to make investments in developing assets based on these standards. Applications of integrated city models are emerging in the mass-market sphere, witness Google Earth and Microsoft Local Live. One can imagine the extension of these tools into the domains of location-based services to emergency preparedness and response. These applications will require the integration of semantically rich authoritative information that is likely to be created in a highly distributed fashion. This thread of OWS-5 focuses on developing a services-based architecture that will bring the necessary information together, and to make it accessible in a secure way.

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A Bidder's Conference is currently scheduled for May 22.
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Clarifications to OWS-5 RFQ/CFP

The following clarifications apply to the Request for Quotation/Call for Participation in OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) as issued on 11 May 2007. This list will be updated as additional clarifications are needed. The most current list will always be posted here:

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