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Decision Support DWG

The Decision Support DWG discusses requirements for interfaces necessary for interoperable service chaining (common expression and execution) in the areas of data mining, Integrated Client to access all OWS services and simulation. The DSS WG is currently reworking its mission to better reflect current OGC and IT best practices with regard to decision sup...

The Decision Support WG discusses requirements for interfaces necessary for interoperable service chaining (common expression and execution) in the areas of data mining, Integrated Client to access all OWS services and simulation. The DSS WG is currently reworking its mission to better reflect current OGC and IT best practices with regard to decision support.

OGC Web Services Initiative, Phase 1.1

Testbed. After the events of September 11, the OWS 1.1 sponsors agreed to align OWS 1.1 to address interoperability challenges defined by officials in New York City. The OWS 1.1 demonstration scenario developed by the sponsors challenged participating technology developers and integrators to implement interoperability capabilities that address specific critical disaster management needs involving New York City data. Specification development focused on: OGC Common Architecture, Web Mapping, Imagery Exploitation and Sensor Web.

Geo Rights Management (GeoRM) DWG

NOTE: This group was formerly the Geospatial Digital Rights Management (GeoDRM) Working Group.

 

Mission

A great deal of work has been done in the area of data ownership and rights management. This work is of interest to the Geospatial community in that many geospatial data providers need to manage or control who has access ...

NOTE: This group was formerly the Geospatial Digital Rights Management (GeoDRM) Working Group.

 

Earth Systems Science DWG

Chair(s):

de La Beaujardiere, Jeff (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

Group Description:

The Earth Systems Science (ESS) DWG engages in outreach and dialog with the Natural Resources and Environment information community to demonstrate the value of OGC processes and standards, and to provide a point of input for new requirements.

Current focus of the group includes:

Simple Features SWG

Chair(s):

Herring, John (Oracle USA)
Scarponcini, Paul (Bentley Systems, Inc.)

Group Description:

 

1.    ISO Simple Features

A Standard working group is being formed to work on the ISO version of the Simple Features specification. The intent is to create a fully harmonized standard so that the OGC and ISO standards and the SQL/MM Part 3 spatial versions are harmonized at the end of the work of the  SWG. A summary SWG description is given here and expanded below:

GeoSPARQL - A Geographic Query Language for RDF Data

The OGC GeoSPARQL standard supports representing and querying geospatial data on the Semantic Web. GeoSPARQL defines a vocabulary for representing geospatial data in RDF, and it defines an extension to the SPARQL query language for processing geospatial data. In addition, GeoSPARQL is designed to accommodate systems based on qualitative spatial reasoning and systems based on quantitative spatial computations.

USGS Interoperability Assessment

The rigorous testing of USGS web services performed in the Interoperability Assessment Project helped us identify and correct shortcomings of our implementation of OGC standards, and highlighted areas in which to improve the user experience with our web services.  As a result of the project, our users can include the improved USGS services more easily in their decisions making and operational activities.

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