OGC Requests

OGC Seeks Comments on Ordering Service Candidate Standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 23 February 2011.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Ordering Services for Earth Observation Products Interface Standard. This candidate interface standard defines interfaces for ordering products derived from Earth observation satellites. In particular it provides interfaces for:

Getting the processing and delivery options available for specific Earth observation products

Getting the price quotation for an order to be submitted

Submitting the order

Monitoring the status of the submitted orders and optionally cancelling them

Retrieving the products (on-line, if supported by the server)

 

 

This candidate standard has been prepared by the OGC Technical Committee Ordering Standards Working Group and it is based on an existing specification prepared and implemented in several ESA (European Space Agency) projects. Currently, implementations are available from at least the following space agencies:

• ESA

• Eumetsat

• DLR

Other implementations are being developed, including those being developed in GMES-related activities.

 

This candidate standard is designed to work with the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) suite of standards: For the modelling of ordering options the SWE Common specification has been selected and some elements are shared with the OGC Sensor Planning Service Interface Standard (SPS).

 

The candidate OGC Ordering Services for Earth Observation Products Interface Standard can be found below. The period for issuing comments expires on 23 February 2011.

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 Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Request For Quotation and Call For Participation

Status: 
Please note: This Request closed on 14 January 2011.

 

Description: 

 

RFQ Issuance Date: 22 November 2010

OWS-8 Bidder's Conference: 6 December 2010, 10:00-11:30am US EST
Proposal Due Date:
14 January 2011, 5:00 p.m. EST.

Go Directly to the Request for Quotation Document
Go Directly to the Bidder's Conference Information Overview
Go Directly to the Request for Quotation Clarifications

OGC members who wish to observe OWS-8 may do so upon submission of the OGC Observer Agreement: 
http://bit.ly/aTGi8T

Overview

OWS testbeds are part of OGC's Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on and 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. In OGC's Interoperability Initiatives, international teams of technology providers work together to solve specific geoprocessing interoperability problems posed by the Initiative's sponsoring organizations. OGC Interoperability Initiatives include test beds, pilot projects, interoperability experiments and interoperability support services - all designed to encourage rapid development, testing, validation and adoption of OGC standards.

 

The OWS-8 sponsors are organizations seeking open standards for their interoperability requirements. After analyzing their requirements, the OGC Interoperability Team recommend to the sponsors that the content of the OWS-8 initiative be organized around the following threads:

  • Observation Fusion
  • Geosynchronization (Gsync)
  • Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI)
  • Aviation

OWS-8 Sponsors

  • U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC)
  • U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • EUROCONTROL
  • U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • U.K. Defence, Science and Technology Laboratary (DSTL)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

OWS-8 Threads

In July 2010, the OGC issued a call for sponsors for the OWS-8 interoperability initiative to advance OGC's open framework for interoperability in the geospatial industry.  Two meetings were conducted with potential OWS-8 sponsors to review the OGC technical baseline, discuss OWS-7 results, and identify new requirements to be addressed in OWS-8.  The following organization and scope of activity threads resulted from consolidation of all sponsors’ requirements:

  • Observation Fusion
    • WCS 2.0 Earth Observation Application Profile, WCPS, Compliance Test Scripts
    • Detection, tracking, and bookmarking of moving objects in video, implemented using SWE and other OGC encodings and interfaces.
  • Geosynchronization
    • Geodata Bulk Transfer: The ability to distribute individual data sets and/or collections of data sets in a consistent manner offline and over networks.
    • Geosynchronization: Web services and client components to support synchronization and updates of geospatial data across a hierarchical Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).
  • Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI)
    • Advancement of semantic mediation approaches to query and use data based on different heterogeneous data models, which are available via OGC WFS.
    • Advancement of the use of style registries and styling services.
    • Advancement of the use of KML.
    • Advancement of the use of UML/OCL for Schema Automation on Domain Models.
  • Aviation
    • AIXM: Maturing the delivery, filtering and update of AIXM 5.1 using WFS-T/FE 2.0; continuing the development of reusable tools, benchmarking of compression techniques for enhanced performance, advancing styling and portrayal support, and validating the emerging metadata and GML profiles.
    • Event Notification Architecture: including Digital NOTAM Events.
    • WXXM and weather information: using coverages for encoding representative weather forecast and radar datasets, supporting on-demand Coordinate Reference System (CRS) specifications/transformations, exploring alternative distributed architectures for managing Units of Measure (UoM), demonstrating the applications of probabilistic Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF) decision making applications, and reviewing/validating the WXXM schemas.

Schedule of Events and Milestones

  • Request for Quotation / Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP): 22 November 2010
  • Bidders Conference (Q&A with WebEx): 6 December 2010. Go to the WebEx calendar here: http://opengeospatial.webex.com/ and look for the OWS8 Bidders event.
  • Last date for submitting questions or changes to the RFQ: 15 December 2010
  • Proposals due: 14 January 2011
  • Participant selections completed: 28 January 2011
  • OWS-8 Kickoff (3-day workshop in DC area, attendance required): 9-11 March 2011
  • OWS-8 Completion (final reports due): 30 September 2011

Live demonstrations of OWS-8 results will be conducted at the September 2011 OGC Technical Committee meeting in Boulder, Colorado USA 

Demonstration videos of the testbed results will be posted for public viewing within 30 days of testbed completion. 

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Questions: Bidder's Conference

 A Bidder's Conference (webinar) was held Monday 6 December 201010:00-11:30am US EST to discuss all communications received since the RFQ release. You can download and view the “OWS8 Bidders Conference” video.

 

 

 

Clarifications Document

All Q&A, updates, and other information about OWS-8 from the Bidder’s Conference and other communications will be collected into a Clarifications document, and posted here for public access. Subsequent questions may be directed by email to techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org until 15 December 2010. After this date, no further questions or clarifications will be posted. The Clarifications Document is here:

Clarifications - pdf
Clarifications - doc

OGC Requests: 

OGC Seeks Comments on Sensor Observation Service Candidate Standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 1 December, 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Standard Version 2.0. The SOS candidate interface standard is designed to provide access to sensor observations, sensor descriptions, and digital representations of observed features in an interoperable and standardized way. Further, the SOS 2.0 candidate standard provides means to insert new sensor descriptions or observations.

 

The OGC Sensor Observation Service revision incorporates several enhancements. These include a modular restructuring of the document, new KVP and SOAP bindings, redesign of the observation offering concept, and reliance on the OGC Sensor Web Enablement Service Model. SOS 2.0 is highly modular and follows the OGC core/extension design pattern. The main SOS 2.0 document incorporates the core as well as the transactional extension, result handling extension, enhanced operations extension, binding extension, and a profile for spatial filtering of observations. An additional document specifies the extension for the operation to retrieve metadata about the observations stored by a service.

 

The proposed OGC SOS 2.0 standard and information on submitting comments on this document are available below.  The public comment period closes on 1 December 2010.

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 Calls for Participation in FAA Information Dissemination Pilot

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 18 October 2010 at 9:00 PM EDT.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot, sponsored by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

The RFQ/CFP is below. Responses are due by October 18, 2010. A bidders’ teleconference will be held on October 4, 2010. The Point of Contact for the SAA SWIM Pilot is Nadine Alameh nalameh [at] opengeospatial.org.

 

The FAA SAA Dissemination Pilot will extend the SAA SWIM Services to enable the dissemination of SAA information (including updates and schedule changes) to National Airspace System (NAS) stakeholders and other external users via services that implement OGC Web Services (OWS) standards.

 

In support of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the FAA SWIM program seeks to achieve systems interoperability and information management for diverse Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems using Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). The FAA SWIM capabilities include supporting the exchange of SAA information between operational ATM systems. SAAs include Special Use Airspaces (SUA) - regions of airspace designated for use by the military ensuring no other traffic uses that airspace during scheduled times.

 

The FAA SAA DisseminationPilot shall build on SAA SWIM Services leveraging the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS), the OGC Feature Portrayal Service (FPS), the (draft) Event Service and the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM), Support the filtering, access and portrayal of SAA information as well as the notification to subscribed users of SAA updates and schedule changes,and support the evolution towards end-to-end automated information flow from the US Department of Defense (DoD) - originators of SAA activation requests - to airlines and other NAS stakeholders.

OGC Requests: 

OGC Seeks Comments on NetCDF Climate and Forecast Data Encoding Standards

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 7 October, 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) members are seeking comments on three candidate standards – the OGC CF-netCDF Primer, OGC Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) Core Encoding Standard, and the OGC NetCDF Binary Encoding Extension Standard - NetCDF Classic and 64-bit Offset Format.


NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is comprised of a data model for array-oriented scientific data, related access libraries, and a machine-independent data format. Together, the interfaces, libraries, and format support the creation, access, and sharing of georeferenced scientific data.


NetCDF and CF-NetCDF were developed by the weather and climate communities and have been maintained by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) (www.ucar.edu).  These standards has been formally recognized by US Government standards bodies. UCAR introduced NetCDF into the OGC as a candidate OGC standard to encourage broader international use and greater interoperability among clients and servers interchanging data in binary form. Establishing CF-netCDF as an OGC standard for binary encoding will enable standard delivery of data in binary form via several OGC service interface standards, including the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS), Web Feature Service (WFS), and Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Interface Standards.


The following organizations submitted these candidate standards to the Open Geospatial Consortium:

IMAA-CNR Italy

METEO-FRANCE

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Northrop Grumman Corporation

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


The candidate OGC OGC standards and information about submitting comments on this document are available below. The public comment period closes on 7 October , 2010.

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: 

Request for Comments on Earth Observation Satellite Tasking Extension for OGC® Sensor Planning Service (SPS)

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 16 September, 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) members are seeking comments on the "Earth Observation Satellite Tasking Extension for OGC® Sensor Planning Service (SPS)." The SPS configuration proposed in this profile supports the programming of Earth Observation (EO) sensor systems. The candidate standard describes a single SPS configuration that can be supported by many satellite data providers who have existing facilities for managing sensor system programming requests.

This SPS standard defines interfaces for queries that provide information about the capabilities of a sensor and how to task the sensor, where the sensor may be any type of sensor with a digital interface. The SPS and EO-SPS standards are part of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe) suite of standards. SWE standards enable developers to describe, discover, task, and access any Internet or Web accessible sensor, transducer and sensor data repository.

The candidate OGC® Sensor Planning Service Application Profile for Earth Observation Sensors and information on submitting comments on this document are available below.

The public comment period closes on September 16, 2010.

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: 

OGC Seeks Comments on MovingObjectSnapshot Standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on August 23rd, 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is seeking public comment on a Geography Markup Language (GML) XML encoding for describing the characteristics of a moving object, such as a GPS enabled car. This candidate standard provides a way of describing in simple terms the motion of an object, such as a car driving through city streets or a person walking in a park.

This candidate standard fills a need for “lightweight” packets of tracking information, such as direction and velocity, that can be communicated between diverse platforms and applications supporting mobile location-aware devices. The GML encoding used in this candidate standard  is compatible with a wide range of other standard encodings used in other communities, such as emergency services.

The candidate standard and information on submitting comments on this document are available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/69. The public comment period closes on August 23rd, 2010. 

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: 

OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate XML Standard for Encoding Observations & Measurements

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on August 7th, 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) Members are seeking comments on the “Observations and Measurements – XML Implementation” candidate standard. This candidate standard specifies an XML encoding for the Observations and Measurements conceptual model.

 The Observations and Measurements (O&M) conceptual model, a joint OGC and ISO standard, provides the theoretical basis for an abstract model encoding for observations and provides support for common sampling strategies. O&M also provides a general framework for systems that deal in technical measurements in science and engineering.

 The candidate OMXML standard and other standards that have resulted from the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) effort (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe) enable developers to make all types of sensors, transducers and sensor data repositories discoverable, accessible and useable via the Web.

 The candidate OGC Observations and Measurements – XML Implementation Encoding Standard and information on submitting comments on this document are available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/68. The public comment period closes on August 7th, 2010.

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: 

OGC Calls for Industry Input on multi-INT Decision Fusion

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 25 June 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit industry input into the second phase of a Fusion Standards Study. Phase 2 of the study focuses on Decision Fusion. Input from the RFI will influence planning for the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Testbed. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) having standards work relevant to fusion.

Decision Fusion, as described in the RFI, provides analysts an environment of interoperable services for situation assessment, impact assessment and decision support, based on information from multiple sensors and databases, e.g., multi-INT sources. The study includes recent advances such as social networking for decision fusion. Though the focus of the study is on military intelligence (“INT”), decision fusion is equally relevant to business intelligence, urban planning, and many other domains.

This RFI is based on requirements and contributions from OGC Member organizations – in particular the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA) – and industry recommendations from Phase 1 of the Fusion Standards Study.

The RFI contains a review of requirements and existing standards for decision fusion in several domains. Responses to the RFI will be reviewed during a workshop in July 2010.

Responses to the RFI are requested by June 11, 2010 [extended to 25 June]. The RFI 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.

OGC Requests: 

OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate GeoAPI 3.0 Interface Standard

Status: 
Please note: This Request is scheduled to close on 1 May 2010.
Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC GeoAPI 3.0 Application Programming Interface.

The GeoAPI standard provides a set of Java language interfaces based on the ISO 19100 series of geospatial abstract models for metadata and feature geometry as well as two OGC Abstract Specifications for metadata and coordinate reference systems. In addition to producing this set of Java language interfaces, the OGC GeoAPI 3.0 Standards Working Group is producing a test suite through which developers implementing the Java interfaces can test their implementations.

The GeoAPI project emerges from the earlier OGC Geographic Objects effort and is the result of the collaboration of participants from various institutions and software communities. The GeoAPI project's goal is to provide a set of interfaces in the Java language to help software projects produce high quality geospatial software. This work is not expected to cover all OGC standards.

The candidate OGC GeoAPI 3.0 Interface Standard and information on submitting comments on this document are available below. The public comment period closes on 1 May 2010.

 

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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