OGC Requests

OGC Calls for Industry Input on multi-INT Decision Fusion

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 25 June 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit industry input into the second phase of a Fusion Standards Study. Phase 2 of the study focuses on Decision Fusion. Input from the RFI will influence planning for the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Testbed. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) having standards work relevant to fusion.

Decision Fusion, as described in the RFI, provides analysts an environment of interoperable services for situation assessment, impact assessment and decision support, based on information from multiple sensors and databases, e.g., multi-INT sources. The study includes recent advances such as social networking for decision fusion. Though the focus of the study is on military intelligence (“INT”), decision fusion is equally relevant to business intelligence, urban planning, and many other domains.

This RFI is based on requirements and contributions from OGC Member organizations – in particular the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA) – and industry recommendations from Phase 1 of the Fusion Standards Study.

The RFI contains a review of requirements and existing standards for decision fusion in several domains. Responses to the RFI will be reviewed during a workshop in July 2010.

Responses to the RFI are requested by June 11, 2010 [extended to 25 June]. The RFI 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.

OGC Requests: 

The OGC seeks comment on GML Coverages GeoTIFF extension and WCS 2.0 GeoTIFF extension 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: 
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 05:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comment on a GeoTIFF extension to the OGC GML Coverages (GMLCOV) 1.0 Standard and on a GeoTIFF extension to the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) 2.0 Standard, based on the former.

The OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard is a widely used XML encoding for geospatial data of all types. OGC "coverages", which can be encoded in GML, associate positions within a bounded space to feature attribute values. Examples of these geospatial coverages include Earth images, referenced and non-referenced rasters, curvilinear grids, and point clouds.

The OGC GML 3.2.1 Application Schema – Coverages (GMLCOV), based on OGC Abstract Topic 6 (which is identical to ISO 19123), provides a unified method for encoding OGC coverages in GML, the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Standard, and the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard. As GMLCOV is independent of a particular service definition, it allows coverage data to be exchanged through different types of services that implement these OGC standards.

To provide maximum flexibility in sharing coverage data, the GML Coverages GeoTIFF extension provides a way to encode coverages that are represented in encoding formats other than GML, such as GeoTIFF. The WCS 2.0 GeoTIFF extension binds the former extension to WCS 2.0 to allow usage of GeoTIFF encoded coverages with WCS. The OGC seeks public comment on the OGC documents describing the candidate GMLCOV and WCS extension standards for encoding GeoTIFF data in GMLCOV and using them with WCS. These documents are 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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GML 3.1.1 CRS support 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 CRS support 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 09:00
Close request period: Fri, 2005-11-11 09:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Thu, 2005-12-08 09:00
Begin request period: Sat, 2006-01-07 09:00
 

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This document defines a profile of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for supporting other profiles for encoding definitions of Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs) and Coordinate Operations. This profile can be used without a GML Application Schema, and such use is assumed in this document.
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: 

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: 

The OGC seeks comment on WaterML 2.0 Hydrologic Time Series Encoding 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 OGC WaterML 2.0: part 1 – Time Series Encoding Standard.

WaterML 2.0 is a candidate Open Geospatial Consortium standard for the representation of hydrological observations, specifically addressing time series data. The WaterML 2.0 candidate standard is implemented as an application schema of the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard version 3.2.1 and makes use of the OGC Observations and Measurements (O&M) model and encoding standards.

The OGC WaterML 2.0 candidate standard supports encoding of hydrological and hydrogeological observation data in exchange scenarios such as: exchange of data for operational monitoring and forecasting programs; supporting operation of infrastructure (e.g. dams, supply systems); exchange of observational and forecast data for surface water and groundwater; release of data for public dissemination; enhancing disaster management through data exchange; and exchange in support of national reporting.

WaterML 2.0 is the result of an international cooperative effort of the OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group, involving hydrological and government agencies, software providers, universities and research organizations from Australia, the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and other countries.

The candidate OGC WaterML Version 2.0 standard documents are available for public 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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OpenGIS® Sensor Planning Service (SPS): 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® Sensor Planning Service (SPS). 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 interfaces required for OpenGIS® Sensor Planning Service (SPS). Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Tue, 2006-02-21 16:00
Close request period: Fri, 2006-03-10 16:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Wed, 2006-04-12 16:00
Begin request period: Fri, 2006-05-12 16:00

 

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This OpenGIS® document specifies interfaces for requesting information describing the capabilities of a Sensor Planning Service, for determining the feasibility of an intended sensor planning request, for submitting such a request, for inquiring about the status of such a request, for updating or cancelling such a request, and for requesting information about further OGC Web services that provide access to the data collected by the requested task.
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: 

Request for Comments on Candidate Web Map Tiling 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 OpenGIS® Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) Interface Standard.

The candidate WMTS Interface Standard is much like the OGC's popular Web Map Server (WMS) Interface Standard, but it enables better server performance in applications that involve many simultaneous requests. To improve performance, instead of creating a new image for each request, it returns small pre-generated images (e.g., PNG or JPEG) or reuses identical previous requests that follow a discrete set of tile matrices. This proposed standard provides support for multiple architectural patterns - KVP, REST and SOAP.

The 30 day public comment period for this document begins February 26, 2009. Comments are due by March 29, 2009. After the OGC's WMS Standards Working Group has addressed comments received in response to the WMTS RFC the draft documents will be submitted to the OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee for their review and possible approval as an adopted OGC 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] 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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Request for Comments on Candidate PUCK Protocol 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 (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC PUCK Protocol Encoding Standard.

Most sensor networks require careful manual installation and configuration by technicians to assure that software components are properly associated with the physical instruments that they represent. Instrument driver software, configuration files, and "metadata" describing the instrument and its capabilities must be manually installed and associated with a physical instrument port. Sometimes these manual procedures must be performed under physically challenging conditions, increasing the chances of human error. PUCK addresses these challenges by defining a standard instrument protocol to retrieve metadata and other information from the device itself. This information can include OGC SWE SensorML and IEEE 1451 Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) documents, as well as actual instrument driver code. Computers on the network can use the PUCK protocol to retrieve this information from installed instruments and utilize it appropriately, e.g. to automatically identify, configure and operate the instruments. Thus PUCK enables automatic self-configuring "plug-and-work" sensor networks.

PUCK is relatively simple, and several manufacturers have implemented the protocol in their instruments' firmware. PUCK augments but doesn't replace existing instrument command sets, so can be implemented without abandoning existing firmware and software applications. PUCK was originally developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for oceanographic applications, but is useful in any sensor network containing RS232 or Ethernet-connected instruments. PUCK-enabled instruments have been deployed on ocean observatories in the USA and Europe, and the protocol is being considered for adoption by other projects as well. The OGC Technical Committee’s PUCK Standards Working Group was chartered to process the existing MBARI PUCK protocol as a candidate OGC standard compatible with the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards baseline.

The candidate OGC PUCK 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 the candidate Geographic Information - Well Known Text for coordinate reference systems standard

Status: 
Please note: This call is now closed.
Closing Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, "Geographic Information – Well Known Text (WKT) for coordinate reference systems."

OGC Well Known Text offers a compact machine-readable and human-readable representation of geometric objects. WKT can also be used for succinctly describing the critical elements of coordinate reference system (CRS) definitions. 

WKT is described in the OGC standard “Geographic information – Simple feature access – Part 1: Common architecture” (also International Standard ISO 19125-1:2004). The WKT representation of coordinate reference systems was subsequently extended in other OGC standards. As a result, there are inconsistencies in how WKT CRS is expressed in various OGC and ISO standards.

This draft standard provides an updated version of WKT representation of coordinate reference systems that follows the provisions of OGC Abstract Specification Topic 2 (ISO 19111:2007) Spatial Referencing by Coordinates. The draft extends earlier WKT to allow for the description of coordinate transformations. This draft standard defines the structure and content of well known text strings. It does not prescribe how implementations should read or write these strings.

Comments are due by 1 November 2013, but we encourage those interested to comment by 26th October. This draft has been submitted by the OGC to ISO TC211 as a Committee Draft for ballot as a Draft International Standard (document N3596). Comments received as part of the OGC RFC by 26th October will be fed into the ISO ballot. 

All OGC standards are free and publicly available. Download the candidate OGC WKT CRS draft standard 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: 

OGC Request for Quotation for Empire Challenge 08 Pilot

Status: 

 

Slides for the Bidders Conference on 16 January are now available.

Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has issued a Request For Quotations and Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the Empire Challenge 08 Pilot (EC08 OGC Pilot).

The EC08 OGC Pilot is sponsored by a US agency which will provide cost-sharing funds to offset expenses associated with the initiative. The sponsor and the OGC intend to involve as many participants in the initiative as possible and thus are soliciting proposals that will enhance and/or make use of the initiative outcomes. This RFQ/CFP is soliciting partners to provide and deploy hardware / software and to collaborate on the final technology design for the pilot network. Personnel without clearances will be able to install and maintain software on the network. Responses are due by January 24, 2008 and the Pilot Kickoff Meeting will be held the week of February 26-28, 2008, in the Washington, DC area. Technology deployments will be complete by June 27, 2008, followed by a four-week demonstration phase in July.

The EC08 OGC Pilot will examine the suitability and performance of OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) and OGC Web Services (OWS) standards for providing open management of and access to sensors of varied types and Web service access by analysts to the resulting data and products. Several use cases and supporting workflows are provided to enable understanding of the design of the pilot. The use cases involve both sensor management and exploitation by a targeting analyst.

Downloads: 
You may download a complete package of the RFQ and all the annexes and templates:
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: techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments).
OGC Requests: 

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