OGC Requests

OGC seeks public comment on candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension

Status: 
Please note:  This Request closed on 17 April, 2016.
Open Date: 
Fri, 03/04/2016
Closing Date: 
Sun, 04/17/2016 - 02:15
Description: 

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard. The candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard specifies a useful mechanism for grouping coverages together into a collection. 

Geospatial coverages, as defined by OGC and ISO, represent homogeneous collections of values located in space/time, such as spatio-temporal sensor, image, simulation, and statistics 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 information to guide Arctic Spatial Data Pilot

Status: 
Please note:  This Request closed on 18 March 2016.
Open Date: 
Wed, 02/24/2016
Closing Date: 
Fri, 03/18/2016 - 22:00
Description: 

 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) requests information to help advance the “Arctic Spatial Data Pilot”. The Arctic Spatial Data Pilot is an OGC Interoperability Program initiative sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada. This recently launched initiative aims to help all Arctic stakeholders benefit from improved access to the expanding universe of online Arctic geographic information. The emerging Arctic SDI, an evolving technical and organizational network of diverse information resources and collaborating players, will play a key role in pan-Arctic science and monitoring as well as societal, economic, regulatory, and environmental decision support.

“It's important that scientists, resource managers, decision-makers and our citizens can discover, access and use trusted data to conduct research, make informed decisions, and respond to emergencies in the Arctic,” said Kevin Gallagher, Associate Director for Core Science Systems, U.S. Geological Survey. “This pilot is meant to advance the understanding of best practices for the distribution of geospatial data.”

 

Figure: The value of data increases with the number of users and with the number of linked data sets. An open Arctic SDI will be essential infrastructure for widespread Arctic geospatial data discovery, sharing, integration and commerce to support many different communities of interest.

This OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Request for Information (RFI) will help the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada collect information to demonstrate the diversity, richness and value of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Web services that can be made available to Arctic SDI stakeholders. Information gathered and publicly reported by the initiative will expose opportunities for stakeholders to make better use of Web technologies for publishing, discovering, assessing, accessing, integrating, aggregating and analyzing geospatial data and related non-geospatial data.

The purpose of this RFI is to gain a better understanding of the full potential of an Arctic SDI to serve the Arctic community. What is it exactly? What data and Web services are available and what needed data and Web services are missing? What are the data sharing and data integration requirements of the different Arctic communities? What does the ideal architecture of an Arctic SDI look like? What key stakeholders need to contribute to a more concerted development process? What scenarios and use cases should be considered as part of this OGC Pilot? Readers of this RFI are encouraged to respond with recommendations for procedures, technology, data, or open standards that should be considered to be included in a recommended practice for Arctic SDI.

RFI responses will be discussed with an expanded set of sponsoring organizations that will review information interoperability and integration requirements and then outline funding opportunities for Arctic SDI standards technology developments planned for later this year. With consideration of active developments in OGC’s current Testbed 12 initiative and in its current work with ISO, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other standards groups, OGC will document the needed interoperability and integration requirements in a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The RFQ will invite technology providers to describe work they offer to do to address those Arctic SDI interoperability requirements. RFI respondents will be considered in future Open Geospatial Consortium, Natural Resources Canada, United States Geological Survey, Academic funding bodies, or other opportunities. All RFI responses will contribute to Arctic SDI considerations moving forward. 

Responses to the RFI are requested by March 18, 2016. The RFI includes instructions on how organizations can respond to and submit questions about the RFI.

 

 
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OGC® calls for Proposals for a Future City Pilot Phase 1 project

Status: 
Please note:  This Request closed on March 4 2016.
Open Date: 
Fri, 02/05/2016
Closing Date: 
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 22:00
Description: 

5 February 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the initiative sponsors: Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) France, city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain and virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH Berlin and in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Future City Pilot Phase 1 (FCP1) initiative. The purpose of this RFQ/CFP is to solicit proposals in response to a set of requirements for the FCP1 initiative.

The FCP1, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of spatial data infrastructures to support quality of life, civic initiatives and urban resilience.

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OGC seeks public comment on candidate OGC® Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra)

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 02 March, 2016.
Open Date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
Closing Date: 
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:26
Description: 

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra).

LandInfra defines concepts for land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities. This conceptual standard will provide a basis for one or more implementation standards for encoding infrastructure data. Developers will use the encoding standard to implement software and services that enable users of diverse technologies and vendor platforms to efficiently exchange information about land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities.

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® seeks public comment on discussion paper describing JSON implementation of the OGC and ISO Observations & Measurements standard

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 27 February, 2016.
Open Date: 
Thu, 01/28/2016
Closing Date: 
Sat, 02/27/2016 - 21:41
Description: 

IT progress from 2000-2010 provided the Web services foundation that supports OGC Web Services, which depend on XML and the OGC (and ISO) Geography Markup Language (GML), an XML grammar for encoding geospatial information. OGC Web Service standards and associated XML encoding standards will probably be with us for a very long time, but the underlying TCP/IP and HTTP standards also provide a platform for other technology approaches not bounded by the established Web services paradigm. 

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 seeks public comment on OGC Emergency and Disaster Management Information Framework Discussion Paper

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 19 February 2016.
Open Date: 
Wed, 01/20/2016
Closing Date: 
Fri, 02/19/2016 (All day)
Description: 

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the OGC Emergency and Disaster Management Information Framework Discussion Paper.

This paper proposes the establishment of information management ecosystems for Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) planning and for decision support during unpredictable and rapidly evolving EDM situations. In contrast to monolithic information systems, information ecosystems consist of diverse services that can interoperate and access multiple data sources through common interfaces. This approach provides maximum resilience and flexibility for delivery of situational awareness and reliable decision support. Essential service types and related standards are described.

The purpose and scope of this paper is to help EDM organizations and their technology providers address the topics that need to be taken into account when planning and developing EMD information ecosystems. It presents recommended practices and highlights gaps that need to be addressed.  

 

The OGC Emergency and Disaster Management Information Framework Discussion Paper is 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 seeks public comment on candidate Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model and XML encoding Standard

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 17  February 2016.
Open Date: 
Mon, 01/18/2016
Closing Date: 
Wed, 02/17/2016 - 21:00
Description: 

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the following two candidate standards: OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model (“GUF Model”) and the OGC Geospatial User Feedback XML encoding Standard.

The first candidate standard specifies the structure of a conceptual Geospatial User Feedback data model. Geospatial User Feedback is metadata that is predominantly produced by consumers of geospatial data products as they gain experience with those products. It complements existing metadata in which the creator, publisher or curator of a data product documents dataset characteristics and details of the production workflows that were involved in creating the data. 

The final aim is to collect requirements for data that providers can incorporate into objective quality measures for their products, so that providers are better able to meet the real needs of users and potentially to see new markets for their data.

The GUF Model standard specifies a user quality model that includes a comprehensive set of mechanisms for recording feedback, including free-text comments, an ordinal rating, a publication in the literature or a discovered issue, documenting additional lineage information or emphasizing a significant event that conditions the interpretation of a dataset.
The GUF data model reuses some elements of the ISO 19115-1 (the updated ISO version of the OGC Abstract Specification topic 11) but not the general structure. In selecting these elements, an attempt has been made to optimize future interoperability with developing ISO metadata models. An effort has been made to enable implementations of the GUF model that are as simple as possible, so that the standard can can be implemented in simple user interfaces designed for different users’ different levels of expertise. User Feedback can be provided about both data and metadata.
Encoding standards can be derived from the GUF Conceptual Model Standard, and the GUF XML encoding Standard is such an encoding standard. In the future other encodings can be developed, including interesting alternatives such as the use of JSON-LD.

Both GUF standards are based on the work of 7th Framework program projects called GeoViQua (FP7 FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n°265178) and CHARMe (FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n°312641). What is presented here is the result of maturation of the documents and consensus in the OGC Technical Committee.

The documents for the candidate OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model Standard and XML encoding 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® seeks public comment on a candidate standard that may replace legacy coordinate systems

Status: 
Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 04 February 2016.
Open Date: 
Tue, 01/05/2016
Closing Date: 
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:00
Description: 

The OGC DGGS candidate standard defines a set of rules for defining highly efficient architectures for spatial data storage and analytics. The goal of DGGS is to enable rapid integration of spatial data without the difficulties of working with legacy coordinate systems. DGGSs represent the Earth as sequences of cell tessellations each with global coverage and with progressively finer spatial resolution. Individual observations can be assigned to a cell corresponding to both the position and size of the phenomenon being observed. DGGS come with a standard set of functional algorithms that enable rapid data analysis of very large numbers of cells.

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 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 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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