OGC Web Services Demonstrations

OGC Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot Demonstration


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) SAA Dissemination OGC Pilot demonstrated the feasibility of automating the dissemination and portrayal of Special Activity Airspace (SAA) information (including updates) to National Airspace System (NAS) stakeholders and other external users via OGC Web Services.

The FAA SAA Dissemination OGC Pilot leveraged several OGC standards including Web Feature Service (WFS), Feature Portrayal Service (FPS), (draft) Event Service as well as the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) to support filtering, access, and portrayal of SAA information as well as the notification to subscribed users of SAA updates and schedule changes.

Navin Vembar, Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) Acquisition Lead, FAA: "The FAA SAA Dissemination pilot proves that OGC Web Services can be used in concert with domain-specific information exchange standards to satisfy the operational needs of a wide variety of users. The use of the standards means that all of the stakeholders' costs decrease while the benefits of the communication are realized quickly."

OGC Web Services - Phase 7 Demonstration


The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

Point of Contact: 

David Arctur



OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) was an Interoperability Initiative that advanced OGC technology in the following areas:

  • Feature & Decision Fusion (FDF)
  • Sensor Fusion Enablement (SFE)
  • Aviation

Climate Challenge Integration Plugfest (CCIP) 2009


"Ensuring that high-quality climate data records are collected, retained and made accessible for use by current and future generations of scientists and decision-makers is a key objective of this Plan. As a result, investment in the data management and analysis components of the system is as important as the acquisition of the data." --Implementation Plan for the Global Observing System for Climate in Support of the UNFCC, 2004

CCIP 2009 demonstrates standards-based interoperability between geospatial applications in the service of Climate Change analysis. It consists of a network of online data services (WCS, WFS, SOS), online analysis services (WPS, WCPS, WMS), and a range of geospatial client applications that exercise those services.

The Plugfest was launched at the international FOSS4G Conference 2009, but CCIP participation was open to all software vendors, hackers and system integrators whether the software is open or proprietary. FOSS4G 2009 was in Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009 (See also FutureCcipConferences).