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Context RWG

This the Revision Working Group for the completion of a new revision to the Web Map Context Implementation The version will be 1.2. Date of the formation of the new RWG was 4/25/07.

The Chair and Vice-Chair are to be elected. The official slate of members is:

  • Martin Daly (CadCorp)
  • Stan Tillman (Intergraph)
  • Ian Turton (Penn State)
  • Arnulf Christl (WhereGroup)
  • Mike Adair, Natural Resources Canada)
  • Tom Kralidis (Geoconnections)
  • Stéphane Nicoll (Ionic)
  • Marcellin Prudham (IGN)

Open Location Services Testbed, Phase 1.1

The OpenLS Testbed was sponsored by Hutchison 3G UK, Sun Microsystems, In-Q-Tel, ESRI with SignalSoft, and Oracle with Webraska.

This testbed yielded Interoperability Program Reports (IPRs) that have become approved OpenGIS® Specifications in support of interoperable Location Based Services to be made available through mobile terminals. The OpenLS Testbed ended with a successful multi-vendor, specification-based mobile demonstration of these interfaces in action.

Sensor Planning Service (SPS)

The OpenGIS® Sensor Planning Service Interface Standard (SPS) defines interfaces for queries that provide information about the capabilities of a sensor and how to task the sensor. The standard is designed to support queries that have the following purposes: to determine the feasibility of a sensor planning request; to submit and reserve/commit such a request; to inquire about the status of such a request; to update or cancel such a request; and to request information about other OGC Web services that provide access to the data collected by the requested task. This is one of the OGC Sensor Web...

Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS) Standard

The OpenGIS® Web Coverage Service Interface Standard (WCS) defines a protocol-independent language for the extraction, processing, and analysis of multi-dimensional gridded coverages (see: http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/glossary/c ) representing sensor, image, or statistics data. Services implementing this language provide access to original or derived sets of geospatial coverage information, in forms that are useful for client-side rendering, input into scientific models, and other client applications. Further information about WPCS can be found at the WCPS Service page of the OGC Netw...

Web Processing Service (WPS) IE

This Interoperability Experiment (IE) will implement a number of prototype Web Processing services based on the interface described in the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) Specification. The purpose of the IE will be to confirm that the specification will support the requirements of geospatially related calculations and modeling over the Internet, and to improve the specification if it does not support these requirements.

NSF EarthCube

In June 2011, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) opened an initiative called EarthCube in a partnership between the Geosciences Directorate (GEO) and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI). This seeks "transformative concepts and approaches to create integrated data management infrastructures across the Geosciences." A Charette was held near Washington DC, 1-4 November 2011, in which OGC staff, members, and over 100 others from the research community participated to define a set of capabilities the EarthCube program needs to address.
In December 2011, NSF released a Dear Colleague Letter with additional details on the process and requirements to explore ideas to receive funding in support of EarthCube goals (available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12024/nsf12024.jsp).
See (and subscribe to) http://earthcube.ning.com/profiles/blog/list for the most current status reports from NSF on this initiative. Other pages on this website provide background materials and whitepapers submitted prior to the charette, as well as ongoing group discussion on various topics. Anyone interested can register and join these discussions at any time.
OGC staff are working with interested members and the broader geosciences research community on organizational framework and other proposals to support this initiative. If you are interested in coordinating with OGC on a proposal for EarthCube, please contact David Arctur on OGC staff (darctur AT opengeospatial.org).

MOSIA Lot 1 Project

The MOSIA consortium group (MOdeling Support with standards for Information and Architecture models applied to ATM) is a consortium of organisations with a background in Information management and Information, Service and Architecture modeling from a set of standardisaton organisations, in particular OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium), ISO/TC211, INSPIRE and OMG (Object Management Group).  The MOSIA group is led by SINTEF and consist of the following partners:
·     SINTEF
·     Snowflake Software
·     Open Geospatial Consortium (OGCE)
·     No Magic

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