OGC Requests

OGC requests comment on the OGC Coverage Implementation Schema

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 2016-01-16.
Open Date: 
Wed, 12/16/2015
Closing Date: 
Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:56
Description: 


The Coverage Implementation Schema version 1.1 is the backwards compatible successor of the “GML 3.2.1 Application Schema – Coverages” version 1.0 (abbreviated as “GMLCOV”). The CIS candidate Standard has been renamed to reflect the breadth of available data encodings beyond GML and reduce market confusion. While incorporating all features of GMLCOV 1.0, CIS 1.1 adds important new modeling capabilities, such as coverage partitioning, interpolation, geometry/value pairs, SensorML support, and point clouds. Further, a general model for all combinations of non-regular grids is supported which includes GML 3.3 coverage types as special cases. 

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OGC Requests: 

OGC seeks public comment on candidate 3D Portrayal Service Standard

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 27 November 2015. 
Open Date: 
Wed, 10/28/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 21:00
Description: 

 

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC 3D Portrayal Service (3DPS) Standard.

In the last decade, progress in airborne and mobile laser scanning and photogrammetric methods has brought an explosion of terrain data and detailed 3D models of the built environment. The 3d models are often maintained in proprietary environments.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Web3D Consortium have both been working to address the need for interoperability, as well as the content challenges of volume, access speed, and diversity of devices. The Web3D Consortium has focused on open standards for real-time 3D visualization, including streaming, and their members developed a Geospatial Component extension for X3D. The OGC has focused on developing a service interface to provide interoperable access to 3D geospatial data servers. In 2012, a group of OGC members, building on work done in both organizations, completed the 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (3DPIE) to develop and evaluate best practices for 3D portrayal services.

Based on the results of the 3DPIE, an OGC 3D Portrayal Service Standards Working group (3D Portrayal Service SWG) was chartered to progress two different OGC proposals to the state of one integrated, adopted OGC standard. The current candidate 3D Portrayal Service Standard, a unified web service for 3D portrayal, is intended to make it easy for applications to present, explore, and analyze complex 3D geospatial data from diverse sources.

The candidate OGC 3D Portrayal Service Standard is designed to support both client and server side rendering. For client-side rendering, the client requests a 3D model from the server. The server extracts the requested model from the 3D geodata server and generates a 3D scene graph including geometry and textures. For server side rendering, the client passes the requested content and view parameters to the server.  The server then generates layered image depictions of the 3D environment for display on the client.  In either scenario, the client’s user can query and navigate through the 3D content.

The documents for the candidate OGC 3D Portrayal Service Standard are available for review and comment below. Comments are due by 27 November, 2015. 

Comment: 

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OGC Requests: 

OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 20 November 2015 at 5:00 pm EST (US) for Aviation proposals. All other proposals are due 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 11 December 2015.

 

BIDDERS CONFERENCE

A Testbed 12 Bidders Q&A Webinar was held on 2 November 2015 at 11:00 am Eastern Time. 

    Slide Presentation at Webinar

CLARIFICATIONS

Response to questions and any other clarifications are posted here:

    Clarifications to requirements

Open Date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:00
Description: 

 

OVERVIEW

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) in the OGC Testbed 12 Interoperability Testbed.

Testbed 12 sponsors have documented interoperability requirements and objectives for this testbed initiative. Organizations selected to participate in Testbed 12 will develop solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements and scenarios, which are described in detail in the RFQ/CFP. Participants’ solutions will implement existing OGC standards as well as new prototype interface and encoding specifications introduced or developed in Testbed 12. Prototype specifications may ultimately become OGC standards, revisions to existing OGC standards, or best practices for using OGC standards.

Testbed 12 Sponsors include:

  • DigitalGlobe, Inc.
  • European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL)
  • US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • UK Defense Science and Technology Lab (UK-DSTL)
  • US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • A US Government agency

The RFQ/CFP and information about Testbed 12 are available below. Responses are due by 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 20 November 2015.

Testbed 12 requirements were received from sponsors in the following areas:

  • Aviation
  • Geospatial Imagery Quality Framework
  • Coverage Access and Visualization
  • General Feature Model (GFM), Catalogs, and Semantics
  • OGC Baseline Enhancements
  • Compression and Generalization
  • Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and GeoPackage

These requirements have been organized into the following affinity groups called technology “threads”:

  • Field Operations (FO) Thread
  • Large-Scale Analytics (LSA) Thread
  • Linked Data and Advanced Semantics for Data Discovery and Dynamic Integration (LDS) Thread
  • Command Center (COC) Thread
  • Consolidation (CON) Thread
  • Aviation (AVI) Thread
  • Compliance Testing (COM) Thread

This leading-edge technology work has enormous potential for testbed stakeholders – both technology users and technology providers. Shared investment in spatial standards brings improved sharing and integration of spatial information, which has widespread and longstanding value for sponsors and for society at large. Technology providers gain market exposure, market intelligence, and a chance to quickly take advantage of the business opportunities that arise with the introduction of new standards and associated technical capabilities.

Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact Scott Serich, Director Interoperability Programs (techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org). See http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/programs/ip for more information about the 16-year-old Interoperability Program in which OGC testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments are organized, planned and managed.

 

 
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Click a link below to download individual files or a complete package for the RFQ/CFP.

DOWNLOAD RFP/CFP PACKAGE (as .zip archive)

Complete Testbed 12 RFQ/CFP (zipped pdf format) 

INDIVIDUAL FILES

Testbed 12 RFQ Main Body (pdf)
Testbed 12 RFQ Annex A (pdf)
Testbed 12 RFQ Annex B (pdf)

RFQ/CFP RESPONSE TEMPLATES (also included in above zip)

Testbed 12 RFQ Response Template (doc)
Testbed 12 Finance Spreadsheet Template (xls)

OGC Requests: 

OGC requests comment on Publish/Subscribe standards for geospatial data

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 23 October 2015.
Open Date: 
Wed, 09/23/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:59
Description: 

 

Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the candidate OGC Publish/Subscribe Core (PSC) 1.0 Interface Standard and the OGC Publish/Subscribe SOAP Binding (PSSB) 1.0 Interface Standard.

These candidate OGC standards define core concepts and mechanisms for enabling the Publish/Subscribe messaging pattern with OGC Web Services. Publish/Subscribe may be used independently of or in conjunction with the Request/Reply messaging pattern specified by many existing OGC Web Services. The Publish/Subscribe messaging model is distinguished from the Request/Reply model in that it provides for an ongoing, persistent expression of interest (a subscription) and the asynchronous delivery of messages – typically containing or referencing geospatial data – that match the subscription.

The candidate OGC Publish/Subscribe Core 1.0 Interface Standard defines a common conceptual framework and functionality, independent of particular binding technologies such as KVP, SOAP and REST.

The candidate OGC Publish/Subscribe SOAP Binding 1.0 Interface Standard specifies an extension to OGC Publish/Subscribe 1.0 Core to allow for Publish/Subscribe communications using the SOAP protocol.

These candidate OGC standards are available for review below. Comments are due by 23 October 2015.

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 requests comment on standard model and encoding for timeseries data

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 17 September 2015.
Open Date: 
Tue, 08/18/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 03:59
Description: 

Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on proposed OGC standards for the representation of observations as timeseries, that is, a sequence of data values which are ordered in time.

The OGC Timeseries Profile of Observations and Measurements candidate standard is a conceptual model for the representation of observations data as timeseries, with the intent of enabling the exchange of such data sets across information systems. This standard does not define an encoding for the conceptual model, however there is an accompanying OGC candidate standard which defines an XML encoding (OGC TimeseriesML 1.0 - XML Encoding of the Timeseries Profile of Observations and Measurements). Other encodings may be developed in future.

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 requests comment on extension that integrates OGC Web Coverage Service Standard with JPEG 2000 and JPIP

Status: 
Please note:  This Request closed on 01 August 2015.
Open Date: 
Thu, 07/02/2015
Closing Date: 
Sat, 08/01/2015 - 04:00
Description: 

Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Interface Standard – JPEG2000/JPIP Coverage Encoding Extension – abbreviated as “JPEG2000/JPIP-Coverage”. This candidate OGC Best Practice extends version 2.0 of the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard to add support for requesting and returning coverage data formatted as JPEG 2000 (JP2), both as a static image and as a JPEG 2000 Interactive Protocol (JPIP) stream, encoded using either the classic JP2 format or the OGC GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding 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] 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 seeks public comment on OGC Web Coverage Service - Transaction operation extension

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 25 July 2015.
Open Date: 
Thu, 06/25/2015
Closing Date: 
Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:00
Description: 

The OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard is an open standard widely implemented in geospatial applications around the world. The standard’s main function up until now has been to support retrieval of geospatial "coverages" data such as spatio-temporal sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data. With the new Transaction extension, the standard will support not only retrieval but also transactions such as create, update, and delete. When geographic information systems (GIS), scientific models and other geospatial systems and services implement the standard, users of those systems and services gain versatile access to geospatial information from a wide variety of sources. Such access will be useful generally in geospatial information management and use, and also in “big data” applications that involve geospatial data.

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 seeks public comment on SensorThings API standard for Internet of Things

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 18 July 2015.
Open Date: 
Thu, 06/18/2015
Closing Date: 
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 04:00
Description: 

The OGC® membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC SensorThings API Standard, Part 1. The OGC SensorThings API is a free and non-proprietary lightweight interface specification that simplifies and accelerates the development of Web-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Application developers can use this open standard to connect to various IoT devices and create innovative applications without needing to individually integrate the heterogeneous protocols of the different IoT devices, gateways and services. System manufacturers can embed the OGC SensorThings API in their IoT hardware and software platforms so that the different platforms’ IoT devices can effortlessly connect with other servers that implement the standard. Because device location communication is useful in almost every IoT application, an open, lightweight, widely used standards-based location encoding is part of the SensorThings API.

This new standard is designed specifically for resource-constrained IoT devices and the Web developer community. The candidate standard follows REST principles and uses an efficient JSON encoding and the flexible OASIS OData URL conventions.

The candidate OGC SensorThings API Standard was designed to be compatible with a rich set of proven and widely-adopted open standards, such as the Web protocols and the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, including the ISO/OGC Observation and Measurement Encoding Standard. Thus the OGC SensorThings API is extensible and can be applied in both simple and complex use cases.

At a high level the OGC SensorThings API provides a Sensing Profile and a Tasking Profile. The Sensing Profile, which is Part 1, provides a standard way to manage and retrieve observations and metadata from heterogeneous IoT sensor systems, similar to the OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Interface Standard. The Tasking Profile, when completed as SensorThings Part 2, will provide functions similar to the OGC Sensor Planning Service (SPS) Interface Standard.

The SensorThings API RFC can be downloaded below. Comments are due by 18 July 2015.

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 Calls for Participation in a Sensor IoT Interoperability Pilot Project for Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) (IMIS-IoT)

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 22 May 2015.
Open Date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00
Description: 

RFQ Issued Date: 22 April 2015
Bidders Questions due
: 5pm EDT on 1 May 2015
Bidders Q&A Webinar: 10:00-11:30 EDT on 4 May 2015
RFQ Written Comments due: 5pm EDT on 11 May 2015 
Proposals Due Date: 5pm EDT on 22 May 2015

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Overview

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) in the Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things Pilot Project (IMIS IoT Pilot).(http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/imisiot).

IMIS IoT Pilot sponsors have documented interoperability requirements and objectives for this pilot activity. Organizations selected to participate in the IMIS IoT Pilot will develop solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements and scenarios, which are described in detail in the RFQ/CFP. Participants’ solutions will implement using existing OGC standards as well as new prototype interface and encoding specifications introduced or developed in OGC testbeds. Outcomes will be documented in public OGC Engineering Reports.

The Point of Contact for information about this Pilot initiative is Lew Leinenweber via email at:  imis-iot-responses [at] opengeospatial.org.

IMIS IoT Pilot Sponsors

The RFQ/CFP includes details of technical requirements and task to be performed 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.

Responses are due by 5:00 pm EDT on 22 May 2015.

Click a link below to download individual files or a complete package for the RFQ/CFP.

DOWNLOAD RFQ/CFP PACKAGE (as .zip archive)

Complete  RFQ/CFP (pdf zip format)
Complete  RFQ/CFP (doc zip format)

INDIVIDUAL FILES

RFQ Main Body (pdf)
RFQ Main Body (docx)
RFQ Annex A (pdf)
RFQ Annex A (doc)
RFQ Annex B (pdf)
RFQ Annex B (doc)

RFQ/CFP RESPONSE TEMPLATES (not included in above package)

 OGC IMIS IoT Techincal Response Template (doc)
 OGC IMIS IoT Finance Spreadsheet Template (xls)

QUESTIONS: Bidder's Q&A Webinar

Date and Time: 4 May 2015, 10:00-11:30am US EDT

Register here: https://portal.opengeospatial.org/public_ogc/register/imisiot_bidder.php

For the most efficient use of time in this webinar, please send your questions in advance to imis-iot-responses [at] opengeospatial [dot] org, by 5 pm EDT on 1 May 2015.

 

CLARIFICATIONS

Deadline to submit questions on the RFQ/CFP: 11 May 2015

The Clarifications Document will be located at the link below:

   Clarifications

OGC Requests: 

OGC seeks public comment on the OGC WaterML2.0: part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard

Status: 
Please note:  This Request  closed on 8 May 2015.
Open Date: 
Thu, 04/09/2015
Closing Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:00
Description: 

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate WaterML2.0 - part 2: Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard.

WaterML2.0 represents an initiative within the joint WMO/OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group to address standards development and interoperability of hydrological information systems at an international level. The first part of WaterML2.0 focused on a standard information model, and an XML encoding derived from that model, for time series of hydrological observations.

The candidate WaterML2.0 - part 2: Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard describes an information model for exchanging rating tables, gauging observations and river sections.

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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