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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Date / Time: 07/28/2009 : 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Location: Herndon Conference Room - 483B Carlisle Dr. Herndon, VA 20170

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OGC Requests: 

Gazetteer Profile of WFS: Request for Public Comments

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called Gazetteer Profile of WFS. OGC invites public comment on a candidate specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Application Profile of the OpenGIS Web Feature Service (WFS). The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for Gazetteer Profile of WFS. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Mon, 2006-06-05 14:00
Close request period: Thu, 2006-08-24 14:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Fri, 2006-06-30 14:00
Begin request period: Tue, 2006-07-25 14:00
 

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.
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Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM): Request for Public Comments

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For results of this effort please visit the GeoDRM Reference Model page or the GeoDRM Working Group page .
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM). OGC invites public comment on a candidate specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Abstract Specification. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM). Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Wed, 2006-03-01 09:00
Close request period: Fri, 2006-03-10 09:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Mon, 2006-04-03 09:00
Begin request period: Wed, 2006-05-03 09:00
 

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This document is a reference model for digital rights management (DRM) functionality for geospatial resources (GeoDRM). As such, it is connected to the general DRM market in that geospatial resources must be treated as nearly as possible like other digital resources, such as music, text, or services. It is not the intention here to reinvent a market that already exists and is thriving, but to make sure that a larger market has access to geospatial resources through a mechanism that it understands and that is similar to the ones already in use.
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.
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GITA Interoperability Demonstration Call for Participation

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed.
Description: 

On April 24, 2006, the Opening Session of GITA`s Annual Conference 29 in Tampa, Florida, will include a feature completely new to the event. Foregoing the traditional keynote speaker, GITA`s Board of Directors has approved a motion by the Annual Conference Committee to conduct an educational and entertaining Interoperability Demonstration. In doing so, GITA is challenging the industry to meet the theme for this year`s conference, "No Barriers: Connected. Responsive. Prepared". This demonstration will feature integrated data, products, solutions, and services from multiple organizations, showing how standards-based, commercial off-the-shelf geospatial software, data and services can be used to remove the barriers within a geospatial community. GITA`s Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration initiative, or GECCo, is a project that is helping local communities protect their critical infrastructure. Based around a to-be-determined GECCo scenario that will hopefully include the Tampa Bay area, participants will be able to demonstrate to an estimated 1,200 session attendees how critical and complex tasks that used to take days now take a fraction of that time to complete; all through the use of open architecture and standards-based implementation. Although this session will be based on technology and special attention being given to Web services, the goal of the demonstration is to show decision-makers how the use of interoperable technology provides will help facilitate quicker, more accurate, and less costly decisions. This Call for Participation is open to everyone; however, all participating organizations must be members of GITA. A committee has been established to review submissions for participation. Based upon those responses, selections will be made for participation. GITA will not provide funding or reimburse costs associated with this demonstration. Commercial presentations and product demonstrations will not be accepted. It will be the responsibility of the submitting organization to attend regularly scheduled teleconferences and collaborative demonstration dry runs during the planning and preparation stages (if applicable, a data or service provider may only need to be available if situations or questions arise). All costs, other than standard audio/visual support at the live demonstration and the collaborative preparation environment, will be at the expense of the participants. If your organization is interested in participating in this unique demonstration, please send a short description of your offering, along with complete contact information, to interop.proposal [at] opengeospatial.org prior to October 14, 2005. Pending membership in GITA, nonmembers may be provisionally accepted to participate in the demonstration.

Candidate Submission: Wed, 2005-09-14 17:00
Close request period: Fri, 2005-10-14 17:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Fri, 2005-10-14 17:00
Begin request period: Wed, 2005-09-14 17:00
 

Comment: 
Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending 2005-10-14, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by the official review committee. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments)
OGC Requests: 

GML 3.1.1 common CRSs profile: Request for Public Comments

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called GML 3.1.1 common CRSs profile. OGC invites public comment on a candidate profile specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification Profile. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for GML CRS support profile. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Tue, 2005-10-11 17:00
Close request period: Fri, 2005-11-11 17:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Thu, 2005-12-08 17:00
Begin request period: Sat, 2006-01-07 17:00
 

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This document defines a profile of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for encoding definitions of commonly-used Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs) plus related coordinate Conversions.

This profile can be used without a GML Application Schema, and such use is assumed in this document. However, a GML Application Schema that uses this profile could be specified. For example, an Application Schema could specify a specialized "TransverseMercatorConversion", as discussed in Annex F. Or an Application Schema could allow or require more information to be encoded for an OperationParameter (such as specified in Subclause 14.3.2 and wctsOperationParameter.xsd of OGC Discussion Paper [OGC 05-013]).

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.
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OGC Requests: 

GML 3.1.1 CRS support profile: Request for Public Comments

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called GML 3.1.1 CRS support profile. OGC invites public comment on a candidate profile specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification Profile. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for GML CRS support profile. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Tue, 2005-10-11 09:00
Close request period: Fri, 2005-11-11 09:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Thu, 2005-12-08 09:00
Begin request period: Sat, 2006-01-07 09:00
 

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This document defines a profile of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for supporting other profiles for encoding definitions of Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs) and Coordinate Operations. This profile can be used without a GML Application Schema, and such use is assumed in this document.
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.
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OGC Requests: 

GML 3.1.1 grid CRSs profile: Request for Public Comments

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called GML 3.1.1 grid CRSs profile. OGC invites public comment on a candidate profile specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification Profile. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for GML 3.1.1 grid CRSs profile. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Tue, 2005-10-11 17:00
Close request period: Fri, 2005-11-11 17:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Thu, 2005-12-08 17:00
Begin request period: Sat, 2006-01-07 17:00

 

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This document defines a profile of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for encoding definitions of grid coverage (including image) Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs) plus related coordinate Transformations. This document also specifies some Universal Resource Names (URNs) for definitions in the "ogc" URN namespace, in addition to those specified in [OGC 05-010]. Additional specific URNs are defined for definitions of the datums, coordinate systems, and coordinate system axes which are often used in definitions of grid and image CRSs.

This profile can be used without a GML Application Schema, and such use is assumed in this document. However, a GML Application Schema that uses this profile could be specified. For example, an Application Schema could specify "GridCRS" as a better name for a DerivedCRS that uses a CartesianCS. Or an Application Schema could allow or require more information to be encoded for an OperationParameter (such as specified in Subclause 14.3.2 and wctsOperationParameter.xsd of OGC Discussion Paper [OGC 05-013]).

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.
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OGC Requests: 

GML 3.1.1 simple dictionary profile: Request for Public Comments

Status: 
Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called GML 3.1.1 simple dictionary profile. OGC invites public comment on a candidate profile specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification Profile. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed interfaces required for GML 3.1.1 simple dictionary profile. Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Tue, 2005-10-11 17:00
Close request period: Fri, 2005-11-11 17:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Thu, 2005-12-08 17:00
Begin request period: Sat, 2006-01-07 17:00
 

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This document defines a profile of the Geography Markup Language (GML) version 3.1.1 for encoding simple dictionaries. This profile can be used without a GML Application Schema, and such use is assumed in this document.
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.
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