[ESIP-all] FYI: OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed

Nadine Alameh nalameh at opengeospatial.org
Thu Mar 1 20:04:53 EST 2012

Hi All,

This OGC call may be of interest to the ESIP membership. Let me know if you
have any questions or need additional information.


Nadine Alameh, Ph.D.
Director, Interoperability Programs
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

E-mail: nalameh at opengeospatial.org
Office: + 1-240-669-8788
Cell    : + 1-703-501-3074

The OGC: Making location count ...


info at opengeospatial.org <mailto:info at opengeospatial.org>

22 February 2012. 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 OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed
<http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/ows-9> ).

The RFQ/CFP is available at
<http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/86> .

Responses are due by 5 pm EST on April 6, 2012.

A bidders’ teleconference will be held on March 9, 2012. More information
be available at the URL above.

The Point of Contact is Nadine Alameh: techdesk at opengeospatial.org
<mailto:techdesk at opengeospatial.org> .

The OWS-9 sponsors are:

-   AGC (Army Geospatial Center, US Army Corps of Engineers)
-   CREAF-GeoViQua-EC (CREAF is the European Center for Research in Ecology
Forestry Applications)
-   FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration)
-   GeoConnections - Natural Resources Canada
-   Lockheed Martin Corporation
-   NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
-   NGA (US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
-   USGS (US Geological Survey)

OWS-9 builds on the outcomes of prior OGC initiatives
<http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/demos> ) and is organized around the
following threads:

-   Aviation: Develop and demonstrate the use of the Aeronautical
Exchange Model (AIXM) and the Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) in
OGC Web Services environment, focusing on support for several Single
Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project requirements as well as FAA's Aeronautical
Information Management (AIM) and Aircraft Access to SWIM (System Wide
Information Management) (AAtS) requirements.

-   Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI): Build on the CCI work
in OWS–8 by increasing interoperability within communities sharing
data, focusing on semantic mediation, query results delivery, data
and quality and Single Point of Entry Global Gazetteer.

-   Security and Services Interoperability (SSI): Investigate 5 main
activities: Security Management, OGC Geography Markup Language (GML)
Standard Application Schema UGAS (UML to GML Application Schema) Updates,
Services Façade, Reference Architecture Profiling, and Bulk Data Transfer.

-   OWS Innovations: Explore topics that represent either new areas of work
the Consortium (such as GPS and Mobile Applications), a desire for new
approaches to existing technologies to solve new challenges (such as the OGC
Web Coverage Service (WCS) work), or some combination of the two.

-   Compliance & Interoperability Testing & Evaluation (CITE): Develop a
of compliance test scripts for testing and validation of products with
interfaces implementing the following OGC standards: Web Map Service (WMS)
Interface Standard, Web Feature Service (WFS) 2.0 Interface Standard,
Markup Language (GML) 3.2.1 Encoding Standard, OWS Context 1.0 (candidate
encoding standard), Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, Web Coverage
for Earth Observation (WCS-EO) 1.0 Interface Standard, and TEAM (Test,
Evaluation, And Measurement) Engine Capabilities.

The RFQ/CFP includes details of these threads as well as details on
participation eligibility, selection process and kickoff workshop

OGC testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments are part of
OGC Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on collaborative prototyping
program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate
standards into the OGC Specification Program, where they are formalized for
public release.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 440 companies,
agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a
process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards
support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT. Visit the OGC website at
http://www.opengeospatial.org/ <http://www.opengeospatial.org/> .

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