Implementation Standards are different from the Abstract Specification. They are written for a more technical audience and detail the interface structure between software components. An interface specification is considered to be at the implementation level of detail if, when implemented by two different software engineers in ignorance of each other, the resulting components plug and play with each other at that interface.
The following is the official slate of members for the OWS Common 1.2**
- Arliss Whiteside (BAE). Chair of the RWG
- Rüdiger Gartmann (con terra). Vice Chair of the RWG
- Peter Vretanos (CubeWerx)
- Peter Schut (NR Canada/Geoconnections)
- Stan Tillman (Intergraph)
- Andreas Matheus (University of the ...
The Web Mapping Testbed Phase 2 (WMT-2) expanded on work done in WMT-1. It resulted in more federal data coming on-line using WMT protocols and laid a foundation for OGC Pilot Projects that tested and demonstrated the new capabilities. WMT-2 resulted in improvements to GetFeatureInfo, GetMap, and GetCapabilities, the basic elements of the Web Map Server Interface Specification. It also resulted in a proposed service interface specification for accepting multi-dimensional query requests and responding with portrayals (symbolized graphics) of the results (with associated legends).
Standards Working Groups (SWG) have specific charter of working on a candidate standard prior to approval as an OGC standard or on making revisions to an existing OGC standard.
The Fusion Standards Study Phase 1 was sponsored by the US National Geointelligence Agency (NGA).
RFI Clarifications - 29 July 2009
Several Clarifications of the RFI have been developed. These clarifications will be updated regularly as the RFI remains open
RFI Clarification Telecon - 28 July 2009
Wesloh, David (US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA))
Brackin, Roger (Envitia Ltd.)
The purpose of the OWS Context SWG is to produce a version 1.0.0 implementation standard.
This groundwater interoperability experiment (GW2IE) will develop and test the GroundWater Markup Language 2, by harmonizing and advancing existing modeling initiatives such as: GWML1, relevant EU-INSPIRE models (Geology-hydrogeology, Environmental monitoring facilities), GeoSciML, and others. It will produce an engineering report in preparation for movement to an OGC data specification subsequent to the GW2IE.