Active Initiatives

NSG Profiles Plugweek

 

This site is to coordinate the NGA NSG Implementation Profile Testing & Compliance Plugweek for 2009.  The site will be used internally to share links to the compliance tests, access implementation profile documentation, and to record and manage testing issues.

 

OGC Testbed 12

Testbed 12 Sponsors have documented interoperability requirements and objectives for this initiative. Organizations selected to participate will develop solutions based on the Sponsors’ use cases, requirements and scenarios, which are described in detail in the Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ). Participant solutions will implement existing OGC standards as well as new prototype interface and encoding specifications introduced or developed during the testbed.

NSF EarthCube

In June 2011, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) opened an initiative called EarthCube in a partnership between the Geosciences Directorate (GEO) and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI). This seeks "transformative concepts and approaches to create integrated data management infrastructures across the Geosciences." A Charette was held near Washington DC, 1-4 November 2011, in which OGC staff, members, and over 100 others from the research community participated to define a set of capabilities the EarthCube program needs to address.
In December 2011, NSF released a Dear Colleague Letter with additional details on the process and requirements to explore ideas to receive funding in support of EarthCube goals (available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12024/nsf12024.jsp).
See (and subscribe to) http://earthcube.ning.com/profiles/blog/list for the most current status reports from NSF on this initiative. Other pages on this website provide background materials and whitepapers submitted prior to the charette, as well as ongoing group discussion on various topics. Anyone interested can register and join these discussions at any time.
OGC staff are working with interested members and the broader geosciences research community on organizational framework and other proposals to support this initiative. If you are interested in coordinating with OGC on a proposal for EarthCube, please contact David Arctur on OGC staff (darctur AT opengeospatial.org).

USGS Interoperability Assessment

The rigorous testing of USGS web services performed in the Interoperability Assessment Project helped us identify and correct shortcomings of our implementation of OGC standards, and highlighted areas in which to improve the user experience with our web services.  As a result of the project, our users can include the improved USGS services more easily in their decisions making and operational activities.

Pages