OGC Requests

Call for Participation in the CityGML 3.0 development

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 10 June 2014.
Open Date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014
Closing Date: 
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

This Call for Participation seeks organizations and individuals to participate in the development of the next major version of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML).

CityGML is a comprehensive open data model framework and XML-based encoding standard for the modeling, storage, and exchange of virtual 3D city and landscape models. Since 2008, it is an international OGC standard. CityGML is implemented as an application schema of the OGC Geography Markup Language 3 (GML3) Encoding Standard (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/gml), an international standard for spatial data exchange and encoding approved by the OGC and ISO. CityGML is being implemented across Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Asia. It has even been adopted by several countries including The Netherlands and Germany as official national and municipal 3D geo information standard, and it has been adapted as part of the European Union's common spatial data infrastructure INSPIRE.

Since the release of CityGML 2.0, a number of CityGML change requests have been submitted to the OGC. In June 2013, further requirements and ideas guiding the development of CityGML 3.0 were gathered and discussed at an international workshop jointly hosted by the OGC and the Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D). All presentation slides and the minutes of the workshop are available here: http://en.wiki.modeling.sig3d.de/index.php/Workshop_Munich_2013 . The outcomes of this ongoing discussion are formally captured in a list of work packages that define the overall work scope for CityGML 3.0. Examples of the identified work include changes to CityGML’s level-of-detail concept, additional semantic model structures such as building storeys, floor plans or utility networks, as well as new complex attributes like time series and metadata. To the extent feasible, new features will minimize impacts on backwards compatibility that might affect the many communities using the current version of CityGML.

The OGC solicits input and expertise from CityGML users, data producers, software vendors, and scientists in order to identify participants willing to contribute to and able to assume ownership for the work of the work packages under the joint leadership of the OGC CityGML Standard Working Group (SWG) and the SIG 3D. This call explicitly includes non-OGC members. Active participation in the CityGML 3.0 development process does not require OGC membership. To be most effective, organizations and individuals responding to this CFP should plan to fully participate in the CityGML 3.0 development activities.

The CityGML 3.0 work packages are as follows:

  1. Revise and maintain the UML representations of the conceptual model(s).
  2. Design and implement the standards document(s).
  3. Revise the level-of-detail (LoD) concept.
  4. Remove root-level inheritance from GML and separation of conceptual model and encodings.
  5. Develop a method to keep CityGML synchronized with changing GML versions.
  6. Develop a representation for changing content of entire models or parts of a model. This includes time-sequences of successive representations, simultaneously existing alternate versions, mobile objects, and dynamic objects.
  7. Develop a materials module and/or revise the textured surfaces module.
  8. Develop a representation for land administration.
  9. Develop a representation for non-building building-like structures.
  10. Develop a representation for utility networks.
  11. Develop a representation for volumetric construction and work toward harmonization with the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).
  12. Develop representation for metadata, complex attributes, and harmonize with INSPIRE.
  13. Develop a representation for storeys (Am. “stories”) and other new semantic constructs.
  14. Develop or a mechanism for parameterized implicit geometries.

The work package list is publically available on GitHub at https://github.com/opengeospatial/CityGML-3.0/wiki. Interested parties are encouraged to register at the Wiki page of the work package(s) to which they wish to contribute by adding their

  • Name;
  • Organization(s);
  • Email address; and
  • Intended role (e.g., work package lead, editor, co-editor, contributor, reviewer)

to the list of participants.

Registration only requires a GitHub user account which can be obtained free of charge at https://github.com/join. The CityGML SWG intends to use GitHub as open platform for the management of work packages, discussion and issues, informative content, and publication of work results throughout the entire CityGML 3.0 development process. CityGML users are invited to use the GitHub platform to communicate existing or anticipated uses cases for CityGML to be considered in the development. If you are not familiar with GitHub, please contact the CityGML SWG Chairs who will assist you in registration.

Responses to the CFP are requested by the time of the 10 June 2014 kickoff of CityGML 3.0 development at the OGC Technical Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Note, however, that this CFP will remain open for the duration of the CityGML 3.0 development process.

About the SIG 3D

The SIG 3D is a special interest group of the German National Spatial Data Infrastructure (GDI-DE). The SIG 3D developed the first version of CityGML and in 2005 submitted CityGML as a candidate standard to the OGC. Subsequent versions of CityGML were jointly developed by OGC and SIG 3D based on a MoU between both organizations. The members of SIG 3D come from all over Germany and the bordering European countries. New members from anywhere in Europe are welcome.

About the OGC

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 480 companies, government agencies, research organizations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, mainstream IT, and wireless and location-based services. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. 

OGC Requests: 

The OGC invites comments on the candidate IndoorGML navigation standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 21 March 2014. 
Open Date: 
Wed, 02/19/2014
Closing Date: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) IndoorGML Standards Working Group seeks public comments on the candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard. 

The candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard has been developed to provide a common schema framework for interoperability between indoor spatial applications. These cover a wide spectrum of application areas such as indoor location services, indoor web map services, indoor emergency control, guiding services for visually handicapped persons in indoor space, and indoor robotics. Cross-platform, vendor-neutral communication of indoor spatial information is essential to meet the market demands of these applications. The international participants in the IndoorGML Standards Working Group have worked in collaboration with indoor navigation information standards groups in other standardization organizations including ISO/TC204 and IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS).

IndoorGML is currently implemented as an application schema of the OGC Geography Markup Language Encoding Standard version 3.2.1. IndoorGML's minimal set of geometric and semantic data elements related to construction components is consistent with other standards such as the OGC's CityGML standard and buildingSMART's Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs). 

IndoorGML specifies conceptual models and XML schema based on cellular space representation for the following information about indoor space:

  • Geometric and semantic properties of spaces and connectivity
  • Navigation context and constraints
  • Space subdivisions and types of connectivity between spaces
  • Navigation networks (logical and metric) and their relationships 

The IndoorGML Standards Working Group (SWG) will consider all submitted comments for changes to the final draft of the IndoorGML Standard. The 30-day comment period ends March 21, 2014.

All OGC standards are free and publicly available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards. The candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard is available 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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The OGC seeks comment on revised GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 19 March 2014.
Open Date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014
Closing Date: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comment on the candidate GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard version 2. This geospatial data encoding standard defines how the Geography Markup Language (GML) is to be used within JPEG 2000 images for adding geographic content to imagery. Once approved, the revised GML in JPEG2000 version 2 candidate standard joins a suite of international open standards that provide a platform for seamless service-based publishing, discovery, assessment, ordering, access and processing of geospatial information.

Version 1.0.0 of this standard was published in January of 2006. The new candidate version 2 of the standard exploits the capabilities of the OGC GML Coverage Application Schema (GMLCOV) and the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) 2.0 Interface Standard that have been made available by the OGC since 2006. Version 2 eliminates other shortcomings of Version 1 and also addresses shortcomings of competing methods of using JPEG2000 in geospatial applications.

All OGC standards are free and publicly available on the OGC Standards Page. The candidate GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard version 2 can be downloaded below.

The GML in JPEG 2000 Standards Working Group (GMLJP2 SWG) will consider comments on the candidate GMLJP2 Standard that have been posted through 19 March 2014

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 standard, OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 13 December 2013. 
Open Date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013
Closing Date: 
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 05:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate standard, "OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions". This document extends the implementation of the popular OpenSearch technologies so that users can take advantage of the geospatial search capabilities enabled by OGC standards. 

Different types of content require different types of search engines. OpenSearch (http://www.opensearch.org) provides a standard way of describing search engine capabilities so that they can be leveraged by search client applications like modern Web browsers. The OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions candidate standard provides a very simple way to configure OpenSearch for spatial and temporal queries over distributed repositories of contents having geographic and time properties, and for syndication of these search results in one large index.

Digital resources are becoming more complex and diverse, and this is especially true with respect to sensor data and Web connected sensors. Such data is increasingly becoming discoverable and usable through open interfaces that implement OGC standards (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards), but most of this data remains undiscoverable via popular search engines. The OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions candidate standard specifies how to enhance search engines and configure them to access sensor data servers, so that users can query resource URLs through search combinations of time extents, geographic areas or location names, and likely keywords. 

The OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions draft standard includes work undertaken within the GENESI-DR (Ground European Network for Earth Science Interoperations - Digital Repositories) project funded by the 7th Framework program of the European (EC Grant Agreement no. 212073) and the follow-up project GENESI-DEC (Ground European Network for Earth Science Interoperations - Digital Earth Community) funded by the same program (Contract nº RI-261623). The document was further supported by the ESA HMA (Heterogeneous Missions Accessibility) initiative and related projects.

The following organizations submitted this document to the Open Geospatial Consortium:

  •    Terradue Srl
  •    FGDC
  •    FortiusOne, Inc.
  •    EDINA
  •    Cubewerx Inc.

Download the candidate OGC OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions Standard below.  Comments are due by 13 December 2013.

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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AAtS Standards Harmonization Guidance Initiative

Status: 
Please note:  This call is now closed.

The community workshop has been re-scheduled to December 17-18 in Washington DC. Contact nalameh [at] opengeospatial.org (Nadine Alameh) if you're interested in participating.

Closing Date: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 04:00
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to engage the aviation community in identifying standards efforts relevant to the provision of aircraft connectivity to the FAA’s System Wide Information Management (SWIM) infrastructure.

RFI Information:

  • Responses are due by 5 pm EST on 22 October 2013. 
  • A public Q&A webinar was held 1 October 2013 to provide the community with more information on the context and objectives behind this RFI. Documentation below. 

The FAA’s Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) initiative is in a preliminary stage of requirements development and standards identification. Its goal is to establish a common operating environment between the flight deck, air traffic management and Airline Operational Control/Flight Operational Control (AOC/FOC) for collaborative strategic decision-making. Distribution of the operational information needed to support the safe movement of aircraft during all phases of flight in the National Airspace System (NAS) will increase capacity and efficiency and result in more timely departures and arrivals.  

There are a number of aviation standards in development, concurrently and independently, by a variety of industry groups that are also pursuing the development of requirements and standards to leverage ground-based aviation related information and data networking technology to support aircraft operations. The need to understand the scope, applicability and relationship between these efforts is both critical and timely.

Staff and members of all such industry groups are encouraged to respond to this RFI and to participate and contribute information on:

  • Technologies, standards and general trends relevant to AAtS
  • Practical recommendations on harmonization opportunities and challenges
  • Insights on how to best craft an interim path for the community and to develop a technical architecture that is forward thinking and can accommodate this emerging and evolving environment.
  • Global harmonization considerations 

Responses provided will guide the discussion at a community workshop, scheduled for 17-18 December 2013 in Washington DC, and will be considered in the development of a report that will form the basis for harmonization guidance and recommendations. 

Downloads: 

References:

Community Workshop: 

    • The community workshop, originally scheduled for Nov 5-6, has been rescheduled to Dec 17-18, 2013. Email nalameh [at] opengeospatial.org if you're interested in attending. 
    • All organization representatives interested in participating in the workshop are strongly encouraged to submit a concise response to the RFI, in order to help us organize the workshop efficiently and incorporate everybody's interests.

     

    Further Information:

    Please send an email to techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org if you have questions or need further information.

    Webinar:

    Links to the webinar material:

    Clarifications: 

      Download the Clarifications.

        OGC Requests: 

        Architecture Implementation Pilot Call for Participation (CFP)

        Status: 
        Please note: The submission period for this request is closed.
        Description: 

        CFP Issuance Date: 18 April 2007
        Response Due Date: 11 May 2007
        Pilot Kickoff Meeting: 5-6 June 2007

        This Call for Participation (CFP) seeks participants in a coordinated Geospatial Architecture Implementation Pilot. A Pilot is a collaborative effort that applies open standards for interoperability to achieve user objectives in an environment representative of operational use. Outcomes include best-practices and interoperability arrangements suitable for an operational capability. An aim of the Pilot is to reach consensus on architectural elements that initiatives supporting geospatial information systems can carry forward into operations, thereby increasing the overall level of interoperability.

        This CFP seeks proposals from organizations involved with Earth Observation systems to:

        • Identify components with services, e.g., portals, catalogs and other services;
        • Participate in confirming the interoperability of those identified services using standards and interoperability arrangements as identified in the preliminary architecture of this CFP; and,
        • Participate in the collaborative development of societal benefit scenarios to guide testing and demonstrations of the identified interoperable services.

        Organizations responding to the CFP should plan to fully participate in the Pilot development activities beginning with the Kickoff Workshop.

        The CFP was initiated to solicit response for the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot identified by the GEOSS Architecture and Data Committee as an essential step in moving forward to an operational capability. The Pilot aims to incorporate contributed components consistent with the GEOSS Architecture - using a GEO Web Portal and a GEOSS Clearinghouse search facility - to access services through GEOSS Interoperability Arrangements in support of the GEO Societal Benefit Areas. The GEO Task AR-07-02 will conduct this pilot consistent with the request of the GEO Plenary.

        Interest in the Geospatial Pilot has already been expressed by two other organizations which have offered their pilots for collaboration with GEOSS. In the interest of providing a broad assessment of capabilities, the collaboration of these pilots provides opportunities to address interoperability on a broad scale. The Pilots are:

        • The Tri-Lateral Interoperability Pilot is a collaborative, open standards development, supporting collective requirements of organizations responsible for national and regional "Spatial Data Infrastructures" in Europe (INSPIRE), Canada (GeoConnections), and the U.S.A. (FGDC)
        • The Federated Earth Observation Missions (FedEO) Pilot provides a broad international venue for operational prototyping and demonstration of Earth Observation (EO) requirements and protocols as defined by the European Space Agency (ESA), together with other space agencies (ASI, CNES, CSA, DLR) and users (EUSC) and other OGC members.
        OGC Requests: 

        Call for Participation in NGA “Plug Week” Pilot

        Status: 
        Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 3 August 2009.
        Description: 
        July 13, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. has issued a Request For Quotation and Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals for the NSG Profiles Plugweek Pilot, which will begin in August and end in October. (NSG is the National System for Geospatial Intelligence.) The sponsor, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will provide profiles of the OGC Web Map Service, Web Feature Service and Web Coverage Service Interface Standards.

        With the help of Plugweek participants, the NGA will examine the suitability and performance of these profiles and corresponding profile compliance tests. The NGA is providing cost-sharing funds and seeks to involve as many participants as possible.

        The RFQ/CFP invites prospective participants to submit proposals for providing and deploying hardware and software and contributing to the final technology suite for the test network. The sponsor will decide which submitters will be offered cost-sharing funds. Participants will use the profiles mentioned above and also schemas and data provided by the NGA.

        NSG Profiles Plugweek is an opportunity for vendors, users, and other interested parties to mutually refine services, interfaces and protocols in the context of a hands-on engineering experience that is intended to shape the future of the NGA's web based information distribution systems. Another benefit is that this effort has well-defined objectives, while providing a significant opportunity to explore alternatives in a unique hands-on engineering context.

        Instructions for submitting proposals are provided in the RFQ/CFP. Proposals are due by August 3, 2009. Non-member proposals will be considered if a completed application for OGC membership accompanies or precedes a letter of intent to submit a proposal.


        OGC Requests: 

        Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure Interoperability Pilot (CGDI IP): Request For Quotation And Call For Participation

        Status: 
        Please note: The submission period for this request is closed. Clarifications have been issued.
        Description: 

        The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is releasing a Request For Quotation and Call for Participation (hereafter referred to as RFQ/CFP) to solicit your proposal in response to a refined set of requirements for the CGDI Interoperability Pilot. This request is issued as an RFQ/CFP for two reasons. The first reason is that GeoConnections as sponsor is providing cost-sharing funds to offset expenses uniquely associated with the initiative. The second reason is that GeoConnections and OGC intend to involve as many participants in the initiative as possible and thus are soliciting contributory proposals that will enhance and/or make use of the initiative outcomes.

        Candidate Submission: Tue, 2007-04-10 12:00
        Close request period: Wed, 2007-05-02 23:59

        CGDI Interoperability Pilot Overview

         

        Clarifications have been issued. updated: 2007-04-27 10:25:24

         

        Background

        One of the tenets of the CGDI is the widespread dissemination of data which is at the same time managed at or near its source. Late in 2005, GeoConnections commissioned AMEC of Oakville, Ontario to investigate the use of technology based on the Open Geospatial Consortium's Web Feature Service (WFS) standard to better meet this objective. Recommendations made in the ensuing AMEC 2006 report, "Web Feature Services, Considerations for CGDI Government Partners" included taking primary steps to properly adopt and effectively use WFS within the CGDI.

        In spring of 2006 some CCOG members approached GeoConnections about enhancing their current services in order to provide framework data to GeoBase within a distributed computing environment. As a follow-up to the AMEC report and CCOG requests, GeoConnections then invited CCOG and IACG members to participate in a pilot project to assess the opportunities afforded by WFS technology to improve the management and dissemination of CGDI data.

        Objectives and Benefits

        The renewed GeoConnections program is primarily focused on both enhancing and applying the CGDI. This opportunity for working in collaboration with the provincial partners will test better mechanisms for the distribution and updating of framework data, providing users with access to the most current and authoritative data, avoiding version disparities, and minimizing duplication.

        Provincial partners have communicated interest in establishing WFS as a standard for providing wide access to data from distributed locations closest to their source. As source data providers for GeoBase framework data, provincial stakeholders will receive assistance with the implementation of onsite WFS components both in a technical and business sense. Assistance will be made available in the form of financial contributions for labour, software, and data publishing. This will allow providers to maintain control over the data they own while contributing at the same time to a national view of that data. Project results will aid CCOG members in planning the future production implementation of a distributed architecture for GeoBase data management and distribution.

        Data users require authoritative geospatial information, accessible directly from as close as possible to its source, in order to make timely and effective decisions. Evolving the GeoBase portal to operate in a more distributed fashion and making maintenance transactions more efficient will help to meet those user requirements. Such GeoBase improvements will be realized through the development of partnerships, data standards and encouragement of sharing. Working with data providers to improve the maintenance of GeoBase framework data is a particular priority for GeoConnections.

        Private sector technology providers will be brought into the project through a competitive process. They will assist the project partners in the deployment of the WFS technology.

        Scope

        This project proposed by GeoConnections in conjunction with CCOG members will focus on three vector-based data themes:

        • Geographic Name;
        • National Road Network;
        • Administrative Boundaries;

        The functional scope of this project includes investigations in the following areas:

        • Access by users to closest-to-source data
        • Transactional updates exchanged between data suppliers and GeoBase
        • Use of a distributed services architecture to support performant end-user online applications

        The project will include participants from provincial and federal agencies and from the private sector. Agencies will participate at different levels, some will work with private sector partners while others will use their existing infrastructures to provide access to manage and disseminate data. The information gained during the execution of this project will benefit all project participants as well as the broader CGDI community.

        Schedule

        Discussions with potential project partners for this project were initiated in the second half of 2006. A contract with Open Geospatial Consortium, Herndon, Va., to provide technical management and architecture support was initiated in January 2007. Refinement of the requirements and the Project Concept document is completed in March 2007 and the competition to select industrial partners will be completed by May 2006. The technology deployments will be complete by October 2007 and this will be followed by a 6 month pre-operational phase.

         

        Clarifications have been issued.

         

        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.
        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: 

        Fusion Request for Information

        Status: 
        Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 12 August 2009.
        Description: 

        The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit industry input into a Fusion Standards Study to be conducted in preparation for the planned OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) having technology relevant to fusion.

        In the context of this RFI, "Fusion is the act or process of combining two or more pieces of data or information regarding one or more entities in order to improve the capability for detection, identification, or characterization of that entity".

        This RFI is based on requirements and contributions from several OGC Member organizations, including the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA), BAE Systems - C3I Systems, and Lockheed Martin.

        The Study will conduct a survey of standards and implementations that support geospatial fusion. It will review existing standards regarding fusion; recommend future standards or integration or harmonization of standards; and plan for evaluating standards through OGC's OWS-7 testbed to be conducted later this year.

        Responses to the RFI are requested by August 12, 2009. The RFI below 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.


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