Engineering Reports

Engineering Reports are created as deliverables in the OGC Innovation Program to describe the work and results of interoperability initiatives. OGC Engineering Reports are not standards and should not be referenced as required or mandatory technology in procurements. However, the discussions in these documents could very well lead to the definition of OGC standards.
Document Title (click to view/download)OGC Doc.# Editor Publication Date
OGC Vector Tiles Pilot 2: Tile Set Metadata Engineering Report  19-082r1  Sergio Taleisnik 2020
The OGC Vector Tiles Pilot 2: Tile Set Metadata Engineering Report (ER) describes a conceptual model for Tile Set Metadata that provides information about the intended usage of a Tile Set as well as the origin, security level, tiling scheme, layers and feature properties contained within. In this ER ...Click to continue reading

OGC Vector Tiles Pilot 2: Vector Tiles Filtering Language Engineering Report  19-084  Andrea Aime 2020
The OGC Vector Tiles Pilot 2: Vector Tiles Filtering Language Engineering Report (ER) defines a filter language for vector data delivered as tiles (also known as vector tiles). The language applies to vector tiles served through implementations of the OGC API – Features standard and the draft OGC ...Click to continue reading

OGC Vector Tiles Pilot 2: Summary Engineering Report  19-088r2  Gobe Hobona, Terry Idol 2020
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) provides a summary of the research and findings from Phase 2 of the OGC Vector Tiles Pilot (VTP2). The goal of VTP2 was to deliver a consistent, interoperable online/offline architecture for vector tiles based on feature and tile servers, as well as GeoPackage. All A ...Click to continue reading

FGDC OGC Application Programming Interface Interoperability Assessment  17-061  Terry Idol 2020
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Application Programming Interface (API) assessment was conducted under the OGC Innovation Program with the goal to develop an in-depth understanding of all the components necessary to enable increased coordination and effectiveness of APIs as applied to g ...Click to continue reading

OGC Borehole Interoperability Experiment Engineering Report  19-075r1  Sylvain Grellet, Eric Boisvert, Bruce Simons, Jean-François Rainaud, Henning Lorenz, Rainer Haener 2020
This document describes a conceptual model, logical model, and GML/XML encoding schema for the exchange of borehole related data and especially all the elements that are positioned along a borehole trajectory. In addition, this document provides GML/XML encoding instances documents for guidance ...Click to continue reading

OGC SCIRA Pilot Engineering Report  20-011  Sara Saeedi 2020
This engineering report (ER) captures Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA) Pilot implementation outcomes and findings to demonstrate the risk mitigation and safety capability of the SCIRA interoperable and standard-based architecture. SCIRA Pilot is an OGC (Open Geospatial Cons ...Click to continue reading

OGC India Plugfest - 2017 (OIP-2017) Engineering Report  18-009  P S Acharya, Scott Simmons, A Kaushal, M K Munshi 2020
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Department of Science & Technology (DST) under the Government of India conducted the OGC India Plugfest 2017 (OIP-2017). The OIP-2017 was targeted at enhancing the interoperability among geospatial products and web services based on OGC standards with ...Click to continue reading

OGC Citizen Science Interoperability Experiment Engineering Report  19-083  Joan Masó 2020
This Engineering report describes the first phase of the Citizen Science (CS) Interoperability Experiment (IE) organized by the EU H2020 WeObserve project under the OGC Innovation Program and supported by the four H2020 Citizen Observatories projects (SCENT, GROW, LandSense, and GroundTruth 2.0) as ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Federated Cloud Provenance ER  19-015  Stephane Fellah 2020
The emergence of Federated Cloud processing and ‘Big Data’ have raised many concerns over the use to which data is being put. This led to new requirements for methodologies, and capabilities which can address transparency and trust in data provenance in the Cloud. Distributed Ledger Technologies ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Portrayal Summary ER  19-019  Martin Klopfer 2020
This OGC Engineering Report provides an executive summary of the Open Portrayal Framework (OPF) Thread in OGC Testbed-15. The work in this testbed occurred between April and November 2019. Full details of the requirements, high-level architecture, and solutions are provided in the following Engineer ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Open Portrayal Framework Engineering Report  19-018  Martin Klopfer 2020
This Engineering Report (ER) describes the OGC Testbed-15 Open Portrayal Framework (OPF) Thread requirements, scenario, high-level architecture, and solutions. Main topics addressed in the OPF Thread include style changing and sharing, converting style encodings, client- / server-side rendering of v ...Click to continue reading

WPS Routing API ER  19-040  Christian Autermann 2020
The goal of this OGC WPS Routing API Engineering Report (ER) is to document the specification of an Application Programming Interface (API) which supports geographic routing. The specification includes two alternative approaches to such an API, one based on the current draft of the OGC API - Process ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Maps and Tiles API Engineering Report  19-069  Joan Maso Pau 2020
In 2017 the OGC began a focused effort to develop Application Programming Interface (API) standards that support the Resource Oriented Architecture and make use of the OpenAPI specification. As part of this effort, this OGC Testbed 15 Engineering Report (ER) defines a proof-of-concept of an API spec ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Quebec Model MapML Engineering Report  19-046r1  Scott Serich 2020
This OGC Testbed-15 Engineering Report (ER) describes the Map Markup Language (MapML) enabled client component implementation for the Quebec Lake-River Differentiation Model in the Machine Learning (ML) task of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Testbed-15 (T-15). This ER presents the MapML parsing ca ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Scaling Units of Work (EOC, Scale, SEED)  19-022r1  Alexander Lais 2020
This OGC Testbed-15 Engineering Report (ER) presents a thorough analysis of the work produced by the Earth Observation Clouds (EOC) threads in OGC Testbeds 13 and 14 in relation to the Scale environment. Scale provides management of automated processing on a cluster of machines and the SEED specific ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15:Images and ChangesSet API Engineering Report  19-070  Joan Maso Pau 2020
The OGC API – Images and Changeset draft specification addresses the use case of an OGC API tile server that serves image tiles and a client that portrays the result as a set of images. The tile server uses a set of images (e.g. a set of remote sensing satellite scenes or a set of drone pictures) ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Routing Pilot ER  19-041r3  Sam Meek, Theo Brown, Clemens Portele 2020
The goal of this OGC Routing Pilot Engineering Report (ER) is to document the proof of concept of an Application Programming Interface (API) conforming to a profile of the draft OGC API - Processes specification that allows implementation of vector routing across one or more routing engines. The com ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Machine Learning Engineering Report  19-027r2  Sam Meek 2019
The Machine Learning (ML) Engineering Report (ER) documents the results of the ML thread in OGC Testbed-15. This thread explores the ability of ML to interact with and use OGC web standards in the context of natural resources applications. The thread includes five scenarios utilizing seven ML models ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Federated Clouds Security Engineering Report  19-024r1  Hector Rodriguez 2019
This OGC Testbed-15 Engineering Report (ER) documents the concept for different types of federation through the lens of security. The primary focus of the work documented in this ER is on analyzing how federated membership, resource and access policy management can be provided within a security envi ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Data Centric Security  19-016r1  Michael A. Leedahl 2019
The OGC Testbed-15 Data Centric Security Engineering Report (ER) discusses the current state of security in protecting data in a geospatial environment. The ER examines the use of encrypted container formats such as NATO STANAG 4778 "Information on standard Metadata Binding" with metadata ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Federated Clouds Analytics Engineering Report  19-026  Pedro Gonçalves 2019
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) documents the results and experiences resulting from the Federated Cloud Analytics task of OGC Testbed-15. More specifically, this ER provides an analysis of: The potential for the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) Interface Standard as an Application Programming I ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Delta Updates Engineering Report  19-012r1  Benjamin Pross 2019
This OGC Testbed 15 Engineering Report (ER) documents the design of a service architecture that allows the delivery of prioritized updates of features to a client, possibly acting in a DDIL (Denied, Degraded, Intermitted or Limited Bandwidth) environment. Two different technical scenarios were inves ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Semantic Web Link Builder and Triple Generator  19-021  Esther Kok, Stephane Fellah 2019
This OGC Testbed 15 Engineering Report (ER) describes a generalized approach towards performing data fusion from multiple heterogeneous geospatial linked data sources. The specific use case is semantic enrichment of hydrographic features provided by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The ER attempts ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Catalogue and Discovery Engineering Report  19-020r1  Yves Coene 2019
This OGC Testbed-15 Engineering Report (ER) describes the results of the Earth Observation (EO) Process and Application (EOPAD) Task in the Cloud Processing and Portrayal (CPP) thread of OGC Testbed-15. The ER presents the data model and service interface of the catalogue service allowing for discov ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Styles API Engineering Report  19-010r2  Clemens Portele 2019
This document is a proof of concept of a draft specification of the OGC Styles Application Programming Interface (API) that defines a Web API that enables map servers and clients as well as visual style editors to manage and fetch styles. Web APIs are software interfaces that use an architectural ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-15: Encoding and Metadata Conceptual Model for Styles Engineering Report  19-023r1  Andrea Aime 2019
This OGC Testbed 15 Engineering Report (ER) describes a style encoding and metadata conceptual model that provides information for understanding styles intended usage, availability, compatibility with existing layers, and supporting style search. A style is a sequence of rules of symbolizing instruc ...Click to continue reading

Model for Underground Data Definition and Integration (MUDDI) Engineering Report  17-090r1  Josh Lieberman 2019
The recently published Underground Infrastructure Concept Development Study (UICDS) Engineering Report [1] examines the present state of underground infrastructure information (UGII), costs and benefits of that state, as well as future opportunities for an improved state. That report describes a num ...Click to continue reading

OGC API Hackathon 2019 Engineering Report  19-062  Gobe Hobona 2019
The subject of this Engineering Report (ER) is a hackathon event that was held from 20 to 21 June 2019 to advance the development of OGC Application Programming Interface (API) specifications. An API is a standard set of documented and supported functions and procedures that expose the capabilities ...Click to continue reading

OGC Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Engineering Report  18-089  Charles Chen 2019
The OGC Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative was sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division. This initiative addressed key challenges related to indoor mapping and navigation for the purpose of supporting fir ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Federated Clouds Engineering Report  18-090r2  Craig A. Lee 2019
The geospatial community has had an on-going challenge with being able to share data and compute resources in dynamic, collaborative environments that span different administrative domains. For these types of requirements, the concept of federation has been developed. The near-term goal of the Feder ...Click to continue reading

Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) Compute Challenge  19-003  Tom Landry, David Byrns 2019
This Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Engineering Report (ER) will describe the advancement of an Execution Management System (EMS) to support Web Processing Service (WPS) climate processes deployed on the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF). The report introduces climate data, processes and applica ...Click to continue reading

OGC CDB Vector Data in GeoPackage Interoperability Experiment  19-007  Carl Reed 2019
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) documents the results of the CDB Vector Data in GeoPackage Interoperability Experiment (IE). The participants in this IE tested transforming CDB Shapefile vector data into one or more GeoPackage(s) and storing the result in a CDB data store. GeoPackage Version 1.2 an ...Click to continue reading

OGC Mixed Reality to the Edge Concept Development Study  19-030r1  Carl Reed 2019
"Mixed Reality (MR), also referred to as hybrid reality, is the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time". MR has great potential in enhancing situation awareness and otherwise au ...Click to continue reading

Development of Spatial Data Infrastructures for Marine Data Management  19-025r1  Robert Thomas, Terry Idol 2019
This engineering report presents the results of a concept development study on a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), sponsored by the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA) - Maritime Safety Office (MSO), on behalf of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the IHO MSD ...Click to continue reading

Vector Tiles Pilot Extension Engineering Report  18-101  Jeff Yutzler 2019
The purpose of the OGC Vector Tiles Pilot Extension (VTPExt) was to address portrayal and style encoding concerns that were discovered in the initial phase of the Vector Tiles Pilot (VTP). During the VTPExt, participants selected a common baseline style used by all participants and in some cases cre ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Symbology Engineering Report  18-029  Sara Saeedi 2019
The portrayal and visualization of geospatial information is a critical task for facilitating decision making, situational awareness, and spatial analysis. However, despite its importance, various local, national, and international agencies continue to use different symbols and terminology for the s ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Point Cloud Data Handling Engineering Report  18-048r1  Howard Butler 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) describes requirements that a point cloud web service must satisfy to enable application developers to provide convenient remote access to point clouds. It provides a short contrast of five point cloud web service software approaches (Esri I3S, 3D Tiles, Greyhound, Potre ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: CityGML and AR Engineering Report  18-025  Jérôme Jacovella-St-Louis 2019
This OGC Testbed-14 Engineering Report (ER) describes the results of the Augmented Reality (AR) work performed in the Testbed-14 CityGML and Augmented Reality work package which was part of the Next Generation Services thread. By integrating information available from urban models within a view o ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Next Generation Web APIs - WFS 3.0 Engineering Report  18-045  Jeff Harrison, Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2019
The objective of the Next Generation APIs - WFS 3.0 effort in OGC Testbed-14 was to develop and test the Web Feature Service (WFS) version 3.0 candidate standard. The initiative assessed OpenAPI, security based on OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 and WFS 3.0 extensions. The effort also began to assess m ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: MapML Engineering Report  18-023r1  Joan Masó 2019
This is the second Engineering Report (ER) about the Map Markup Language (MapML) cite:[Rushforth2018] resulting from OGC Testbed initiatives. To find an introduction of MapML and how it works, please, refer to the previous ER OGC 17-019 cite:[Maso2018]. MapML is a new media type that can be included ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Secure Client Test Engineering Report  18-030  Sara Saeedi 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) describes the development of compliance tests and their implementation in the OGC Test, Evaluation, And Measurement (TEAM) Engine to validate a client’s ability to make secure requests according to the OGC Web Services Security Candidate Standard. The goal of the candi ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14 Next Generation APIs: Complex Feature Handling Engineering Report  18-021  Clemens Portele 2019
OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) 3.0 is a revision of the WFS standard that proposes a modernized service architecture, that follows the current Web architecture, has a focus on the developer experience, supports the OpenAPI specification, and modularizes WFS into building blocks for fine-grained acces ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Federated Clouds Engineering Report  18-090r1  Dr. Craig A. Lee 2019
The geospatial community has had an on-going challenge with being able to share data and compute resources in dynamic, collaborative environments that span different administrative domains. For these types of requirements, the concept of federation has been developed. The near-term goal of the Feder ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Security Engineering Report  18-026r1  Juan José Doval, Héctor Rodríguez 2019
This Security Engineering Report (ER) covers several OGC Testbed-14 topics: Best practices for the integration of OAuth2.0/OpenID Connect services Mediation services for different security environments Federated identity management Securitization of workflows The first two topics are ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: WMS QoSE Engineering Report  18-028r2  Guy Schumann 2019
Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) as they are intended and described at the OGC are two related concepts which require very specific treatment and characterization. Citing the definitions provided by the Domain Working Group (DWG) charter document: Quality of Service: Techn ...Click to continue reading

OGC Vector Tiles Pilot: GeoPackage 1.2 Vector Tiles Extensions Engineering Report  18-074  Jeff Yutzler 2019
Tiled feature data, colloquially referred to as 'vector tiles', can be used to optimize the delivery of vector data over the web. This data may subsequently be used to support visualization (particularly through maps) as well as limited analysis activities. One goal of the OGC Vector Tiles Pilot was ...Click to continue reading

OGC Vector Tiles Pilot: Summary Engineering Report  18-086r1  Sam Meek 2019
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) provides the summary findings resulting from completion of the OGC Vector Tiles Pilot (VTP or Pilot). The requirements for the Pilot were generated from a combination of sponsor input and analysis of typical use cases for tiling of vector feature data across the OGC ...Click to continue reading

OGC Vector Tiles Pilot: WFS 3.0 Vector Tiles Extension Engineering Report  18-078  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2019
Feature data tiling, colloquially referred to as 'vector tiling', is a data delivery method that allows for large vector feature datasets to be systematically split into subsets or tiles [1]. This engineering report (ER) presents an extension specification for publishing of vector tiles data through ...Click to continue reading

OGC Vector Tiles Pilot: WMTS Vector Tiles Extension Engineering Report  18-083  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2019
The tiling of feature data is an approach that can be used to optimize the delivery vector feature data over the web to create maps. The approach provides a pre-defined shape (i.e. tile) to package vector data. Tiling of vector data enables faster map loads (due to reduced size) and offer flexible s ...Click to continue reading

OGC Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment Engineering Report  18-097  David Blodgett, Byron Cochrane, Rob Atkinson, Sylvain Grellet, Abdelfettah Feliachi, Alistair Ritchi 2019
Systems that maintain and disseminate information representing and/or related to spatial features often lack mechanisms to describe or discover how features relate to each other, to other kinds of features, and to a wide variety of related information that may be relevant. The Environmental Linked F ...Click to continue reading

OGC Vector Tiles Pilot: Tiled Feature Data Conceptual Model Engineering Report  18-076  Jens Ingensand, Kalimar Maia 2019
Feature data tiling, colloquially referred to as 'vector tiling', is a method that defines how large vector geospatial datasets can be systematically split into subsets or tiles [1]. Feature data tiling allows for a variety of use-cases, such as creating online maps, quickly accessing large vector d ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: SWIM Information Registry Engineering Report  18-022r1  Yann Le Franc 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) summarizes the findings and recommendations for building an information registry working together with the existing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Wide Information Management (SWIM) aviation service registries, the National Airspace System Service Registry ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: BPMN Workflow Engineering Report  18-085  Sam Meek 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) presents the results of the D146 Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) Engine work item and provides a study covering technologies including Docker, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry for Developer Operations (DevOps) processes and deployment orchestration. The document al ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: ADES & EMS Results and Best Practices Engineering Report  18-050r1  Paulo Sacramento 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) describes best practices and results gathered through the work performed in the Exploitation Platforms Earth Observation Clouds (EOC) Thread of OGC Testbed-14 concerning the Application Deployment and Execution Service (ADES) and the Execution Management Service (EMS). B ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: WPS-T Engineering Report  18-036r1  Benjamin Pross, Arnaud Cauchy 2019
This Engineering Report describes a proposed transactional extension for the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) 2.0 standard including Key-Value Pair (KVP) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) bindings and recommendations for a process deployment profile for BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation). ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Swath Coverage Engineering Report  18-047r3  Eugene Genong Yu, Liping Di 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) presents a summary, description and findings of the Swath Coverage task conducted by the OGC Testbed-14 initiative. ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Compliance Engineering Report  18-034r3  Andrea Aime, Emanuele Tajariol, Simone Giannecchini 2019
The OGC Compliance Program provides a free online testing facility based on TeamEngine and a set of test suites dedicated to specific protocols and versions, as well as specification profiles and extension. This document reviews the work that has been carried out as part of the Testbed-14 complia ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Semantically Enabled Aviation Data Models Engineering Report  18-035  Stephane Fellah 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) summarizes the OGC Testbed-14 findings and recommendations to “semantically enable” existing data and metadata models used in the aviation industry. Examples of such data and metadata models include Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) [1], Weather Informat ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Authorisation, Authentication, & Billing Engineering Report  18-057  Jérôme Gasperi 2019
In the context of a generic Earth Observation Exploitation Platform ecosystem, populated by Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs) and Mission Exploitation Platforms (MEPs), which make use of cloud computing resources for Earth Observation data processing, the European Space Agency (ESA) has establi ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Application Package Engineering Report  18-049r1  Paulo Sacramento 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) describes the work performed by the Participants in the Exploitation Platforms Earth Observation Clouds (EOC) Thread of OGC Testbed-14 in regard to the Application Package (AP). The AP serves as a means to convey different kinds of information describing a certain app ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Application Schema-based Ontology Development Engineering Report  18-032r2  Johannes Echterhoff 2019
This report enhances the understanding of the relationships between application schemas based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and ontologies based on the Web Ontology Language (OWL). The work documented in this report provides and improves tools and principled techniques for the development o ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Application Schemas and JSON Technologies Engineering Report  18-091r2  Johannes Echterhoff 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) enhances the understanding of the relationships between data exchange based on Geography Markup Language (GML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and Resource Description Framework (RDF) for future web services, e.g. Web Feature Service (WFS) 3.0. The work documented in ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Characterization of RDF Application Profiles for Simple Linked Data Application and Complex Analytic Applicat  18-094r1  Stephane Fellah 2019
This Engineering Report (ER) enhances the understanding of the concept of application profiles (AP) for ontologies based on the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and used by Linked Data (LD) applications. The concept of an Application Profile for Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Extensible Markup Langu ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-14: Machine Learning Engineering Report  18-038r2  Tom Landry 2019
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) describes the application and use of OGC Web Services (OWS) for integrating Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the OGC Testbed-14 Modeling, Portrayal, and Quality of Service (MoPoQ) Thread. This report is intended to present ...Click to continue reading

OGC Geospatial to the Edge Plugfest Engineering Report  18-084  Luis Bermudez 2019
The Geospatial to the Edge Interoperability Plugfest, co-sponsored by the Army Geospatial Center and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA/CIO&T), brought together technology implementers and data providers to advance the interoperability of geospatial products and services based on p ...Click to continue reading

OGC Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 Engineering Report  18-046  Ingo Simonis 2018
The Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 was conducted to evaluate the standards based architecture for deploying and executing arbitrary applications close to the physical location of the data in heterogeneous cloud environments. The Hackathon was very successful in demonstrating ...Click to continue reading

OGC Development of Disaster Spatial Data Infrastructures for Disaster Resilience  18-087r5  Terry Idol, Robert Thomas 2018
This report presents the results of a concept development study on Disasters Interoperability, sponsored by US Geological Survey (USGS) and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and executed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The focus of this stu ...Click to continue reading

OGC Portrayal Concept Development Study  17-094r1  Jeff Yutzler, Rob Cass 2018
The main goal of this CDS is to advance the standards and guidance that will allow production of high-quality digital maps over the web from existing vector data. ...Click to continue reading

OGC GeoPackage Related Tables Extension Interoperability Experiment Engineering Report  17-093r1  Jeff Yutzler, Ashley Antonides 2018
This OGC Engineering Report describes the results of the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Related Tables Extension Interoperability Experiment (GPKG-RTE IE). This IE tested a proposed extension to the OGC GeoPackage Encoding Standard (12-128r14). The GPKG-RTE defines the rules and requirements for associating ...Click to continue reading

Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things (IoT) Architecture Engineering Report  16-014r2  Greg Schumann, Josh Lieberman 2018
The Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things (IoT) Pilot established the following objectives. • Apply Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) principles and practices for collaborative development to existing standards and technology to prototype an IoT approach to sensor use f ...Click to continue reading

Incident Management Information Sharing Internet of Things Protocol Mapping Engineering Report  16-093r1  Steve Liang, Tania Khalafbeigi 2018
This engineering report details Pilot experiences in connecting a variety of local communications protocols and message formats supported by low-cost sensor devices with OGC SWE Web services published globally over IP networks. It describes the Sensor Hub approach taken to support these connections ...Click to continue reading

Incident Management Information Sharing Profile Recommendations for OGC Web Services Engineering Report  15-118r1  Simon Jirka, Christoph Stasch 2018
The Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things (IoT) Pilot established the following objectives: • Apply OGC principles and practices for collaborative development to existing standards and technology to prototype an IoT approach to sensor use for incident manageme ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: 3D Tiles and I3S Interoperability and Performance Engineering Report  17-046  Volker Coors 2018
This OGC Testbed 13 Engineering Report (ER) documents the overall architecture developed in the "Interoperability of 3D Tiles and I3S using a 3D Portrayal Service and performance study of 3D tiling algorithms" activity. The report also summarizes a proof-of-concept of the use of 3D Tiles a ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Portrayal Engineering Report  17-045  Stephane Fellah 2018
Portrayal of geospatial information plays a crucial role in situation awareness, analysis and decision-making. Visualizing geospatial information often requires one to portray the information using symbology or cartographic presentation rules from a community or organization. For example, among thos ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Quality Assessment Service Engineering Report  17-025r2  Aleksandar Balaban 2018
This Engineering Report (ER) has been produced in conjunction with two other engineering reports from the OGC Testbed 13, the Abstract Data Quality ER [4] and the Data Quality Specification ER [5] to capture status quo, discussions, and results in the context of requirements for data quality assessm ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Vector Tiles Engineering Report  17-041  Stefano Cavazzi 2018
This Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Engineering Report (ER) captures the requirements, solutions, and implementation experiences of the Vector Tiling work package in OGC Testbed-13 [Available at: http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/testbed13]. This ER describes the evaluation of exi ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Disconnected Networks Engineering Report  17-026r1  Rob Cass 2018
The design of core OGC Web Services (OWS) does not entertain the possibility of network unavailability, internet unavailability, or disconnected clients and datastores. Deployments of these services, and the clients that consume them, often happen in networking environments that have limited bandwid ...Click to continue reading

Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas Summit - Simulated Exercise Engineering Report  17-088r1  Luis Bermudez 2018
Disasters are responsible for major socioeconomic damages. Global initiatives call for the improvement of information technology infrastructure to better share data and advance multinational collaboration. The "Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas: A Regional Summit on t ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: EP Application Package Engineering Report  17-023  Pedro Gonçalves 2018
The Application Package OGC Engineering Report (ER) defines a data model and serialization for Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEP) Application Packages. A TEP refers to a computing platform that follows a given set of scenarios for users, data and ICT provision aggregated around an Earth Science t ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Aviation Abstract Quality Model Engineering Report  17-032r2  Anneley McMillan, Sam Meek 2018
This OGC® Engineering Report (ER) describes an Abstract Quality Model (AQM) for data in the aviation domain. Requirements for data quality in aviation are stringent, as the data is often used for safety critical purposes. The services considered are those that serve aeronautical information, flight ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Data Quality Specification Engineering Report  17-018  Alaitz Zabala, Joan Maso 2018
OGC 17-018 (Testbed-13 Data Quality Specification Engineering Report) provides methods to quantify the quality concepts defined in OGC 17-032 and a way to include the quantifications in service descriptions. It extends QualityML quality metrics (that already includes ISO 19157) into the aviation dom ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: GeoPackage Engineering Report  17-027  Robert Cass 2018
This Engineering Report details the processes and results related to generating GeoPackages developed to contain topographic vector features and supporting symbologies based on The National Map (TNM) product of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: NAS Profiling Engineering Report  17-020r1  Johannes Echterhoff, Clemens Portele 2018
The National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) Application Schema (NAS) is an ISO 19109 compliant application schema that defines the conceptual model for identifying and encoding feature data in the U.S. National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG). NGA utilizes the open source software ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Fit-for-Purpose Engineering Report  17-038  Jeff Harrison 2018
The objective of the Fit for Purpose (FFP) effort in Testbed 13 was to develop and test filters and encodings in a platform that can ease the work of end-users, especially those who are not expert in dealing with geospatial data and satellite imagery. The platform was demonstrated in a scenario that ...Click to continue reading

Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things (IoT) Extension Engineering Report  16-092r2  Roger Brackin 2018
The Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things (IoT) Pilot established the following objectives. · Apply Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) principles and practices for collaborative development to existing standards and technology in order to prototype an IoT approach ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Concepts of Data and Standards for Mass Migration Engineering Report  17-078  Jeff Harrison 2018
The objective of the Mass Migration Source Integration effort in OGC Testbed 13 was to understand and document how interoperability tools and practices, including open geospatial and security standards, can enable information exchange on an international level for humanitarian relief and analysis of ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Application Deployment and Execution Service Engineering Report  17-024  Pedro Gonçalves 2018
The Testbed-13 Earth Observation Clouds (EOC) effort supports the development of ESA’s Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEP) by exercising envisioned workflows for data integration and processing that are deployed in multiple clouds. The Application Deployment & Execution Service OGC Engineeri ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: CDB Engineering Report  17-042  Sara Saeedi 2018
This Engineering Report (ER) summarizes the CDB sub-thread work in Testbed 13. The document is structured in three phases and includes a feasibility study; the implementation of data models and schemas mapping that are based on the feasibility study results; and a set of OGC web services that implem ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Geospatial Taxonomies Engineering Report  17-036  Charles Chen 2018
This Engineering Report (ER) documents the Geospatial Taxonomy research activities conducted by the Aviation (AVI) subthread of the Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) thread in OGC Testbed 13. One of the critical factors in the overall usability of services - and System Wide Information Manageme ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: MapML Engineering Report  17-019  Joan Maso 2018
This Engineering Report discusses the approach of Map Markup Language (MapML) and Map for HyperText Markup Language (Map4HTML) described in: https://github.com/Maps4HTML and supported by the community in https://www.w3.org/community/maps4html/. The objective of MapML is to define a hypermedia type f ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: NA001 Climate Data Accessibility for Adaptation Planning  17-022  Guy Schumann 2018
This Engineering Report describes all Testbed-13 activities relating to the Climate Data Accessibility for Adaptation Planning requirements of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It discusses relevant experiences made during implementation including recommendations to the spons ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Security Engineering Report  17-021  Andreas Matheus 2018
The Security Engineering Report (ER) covers two Testbed 13 topics: The implementation of authentication and authorization plugins for the QGIS open source desktop GIS client and the implementation of secured workflow. The authentication plugins implement the SAML2 ECP with PAOS binding and ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Workflows ER  17-029r1  Benjamin Pross, Christoph Stasch 2018
This Engineering Report (ER) addresses the development of a consistent, flexible, adaptable workflow that will run behind the scenes. A user should be able to discover existing workflows via a catalog and execute them using their own datasets. An expert should be able to create workflows and to publ ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Executable Test Suites and Reference Implementations for NSG WMTS 1.0 and WFS 2.0 Profiles with Extension  17-043  Nuno Oliveira 2018
This Engineering Report (ER) describes the development of the compliance tests and implementation in GeoServer of the Web Feature Service (WFS) 2.0 and Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) 1.0 National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) profiles. The NSG of the United States (US) National Geospatial In ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: DCAT/SRIM Engineering Report  17-040  Stephen McCann, Roger Brackin, Gobe Hobona 2018
This engineering report captures the requirements, solutions, and implementation experiences of the Semantic Registry work package in Testbed-13. The engineering report describes the implementation of a RESTful Semantic Registry that supports the Semantic Registry Information Model (SRIM) which is b ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Asynchronous Services ER  17-028  Benjamin Pross, Christoph Stasch 2018
The goal of this ER is to summarize and compare the results from the activities dealing with asynchronous WFS responses in Testbed 13. Special focus will be given to the specific requirement for automatic notification of users if new or updated information becomes available and to the software compo ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: Cloud ER  17-035  Charles Chen 2018
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) will describe the use of OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) for cloud architecture in the OGC Testbed 13 Earth Observation Cloud (EOC) Thread. This report is intended to address issues in lack of interoperability and portability of cloud computing architectures which c ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-13: SWAP Engineering Report  17-037  Jeff Harrison 2018
This OGC document provides an analysis of the prototype implementations, approaches and performance aspects of data serialization techniques explored in OGC Testbed 13. Specifically, it describes work done during Testbed 13 investigating serialization for geospatial data sets on OGC Web Feature Serv ...Click to continue reading

Future City Pilot 1 - Automating Urban Planning Using Web Processing Service Engineering Report  16-099  Mohsen Kalantari 2017
Numerous and diverse technologies push cities towards open and platform-independent information infrastructures to manage human, natural, and physical systems. Future Cities Pilot 1 is an OGC interoperability initiative that aims to demonstrate how cities can begin to reap the benefits of open stand ...Click to continue reading

Future City Pilot 1 - Recommendations on Serving IFC via WFS  16-115  Guy Schumann 2017
This Engineering Report (ER) gives recommendations on serving IFC via WFS and discusses related issues. It was decided that the focus of this ER is to summarize issues and give recommendations for future work and discuss the nature of such work. In other words, this ER should be viewed as an initial ...Click to continue reading

Future City Pilot 1 Engineering Report  16-098  Kanishk Chaturvedi, Thomas H. Kolbe 2017
The Future City Pilot Phase 1 (FCP1) is an OGC Interoperability Program initiative in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI). The pilot aimed at demonstrating and enhancing the ability of spatial data infrastructures to support quality of life, civic initiatives, and urban resilience. ...Click to continue reading

Future City Pilot 1: Using IFC/CityGML in Urban Planning Engineering Report  16-097  Mohsen Kalantari 2017
Numerous and diverse technologies push cities towards open and platform-independent information infrastructures to manage human, natural, and physical systems. The Future Cities Pilot 1 (FCP1), as an OGC Innovation Program initiative, demonstrated how cities can benefit from open standards when used ...Click to continue reading

OGC Underground Infrastructure Concept Study Engineering Report  17-048  Josh Lieberman, Andy Ryan 2017
This report documents the progress made to date by OGC and its members to build a complete picture of the present situation and develop a conceptual framework for action to improve underground infrastructure data interoperability. The report also identifies the most important steps to be taken next ...Click to continue reading

OGC GeoPackage Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment Engineering Report  16-094r3  Micah Brachman 2017
his OGC Engineering Report (ER) describes the setup, experiments, results and issues generated by the GeoPackage Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment (GPKG-EE IE). The goal of the GPKG-EE IE was to implement and test a proposed elevation extension to the OGC GeoPackage Encoding Standard ( ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Implementing Asynchronous Services Response Engineering Report  16-023r3  Benjamin Pross 2017
Most of current OGC specifications define synchronous communication patterns, i.e. after sending a request to an OGC service, clients need to wait for the response. But several applications, e.g. delivery of information about events or executing complex environmental models with long runtime, need a ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 WPS ISO Data Quality Service Profile Engineering Report  16-041r1  Liping Di, Eugene G. Yu, Md Shahinoor Rahman, Ranjay Shrestha 2017
This Data Quality Engineering Report describes data quality handling requirements, challenges and solutions. One focus is on data quality in general that needs to be communicated from one service to another. In addition, it discusses WPS data quality solutions. The ultimate goal is for it to be nomi ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 WPS Conflation Service Profile Engineering Report  16-022  Benjamin Pross 2017
One practical purpose of this ER will be to describe how a conflation tool such as the Hootenanny software can be used for conflation tasks using the Web Processing Service interface. The developed WPS REST (conflation) Service will be described in detail. Special focus will be laid on more complex ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Aviation SBVR Engineering Report  16-061  Timo Thomas, Aleksandar Balaban 2017
This engineering report (ER) is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 12. It advances previous work in the area of business rules for AIXM 5 based on SBVR. It evaluates the use of geo-spatial operators and constraints in SBVR, including a proof of concept for their automatic interpretation by software. I ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Data Broker Engineering Report  16-045r2  Daniel Balog, Robin Houtmeyers 2017
An important principle of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is the notion of composing capabilities provided by individual services into complex behavior. A requester should be able to compose a solution using functionality or data offered by multiple services without worrying about underlying d ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Big Data Database Engineering Report  16-036r1  Christian Autermann 2017
The amount of (geospatial) data collected and transferred is rapidly increasing. The purpose of this ER is to describe options and recommendations for the delivery of large amounts of data as database delivery. This ER therefore describes and evaluates different aspects of this challenge: Data ma ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Aviation Security Engineering Report  16-040r1  Aleksandar Balaban 2017
The information security is the state of being protected against the unauthorized use of information and services, or the measures taken to achieve that. This report has ben created as part of OGC Testbed 12 aviation thread and on behalf of sponsors from FAA. It gives the readers an overview into th ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Aviation Semantics Engineering Report  16-039r2  Aleksandar Balaban 2017
This engineering report examines the role of geospatial semantic technology in the domain of civil aviation. Many aeronautical services (providing information on request or processing the data) are based on OGC Web Service specifications. A number of aeronautical services possess geospatial attribut ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 FIXM GML Engineering Report  16-028r1  Thomas Disney 2017
The FAA and EUROCONTROL, in conjunction with multiple other international partners, are currently in the process of developing the Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM). FIXM is an exchange model capturing Flight and Flow information that is globally standardized. The need for FIXM was identified ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Vector Tiling Engineering Report  16-068r4  Daniel Balog, Robin Houtmeyers 2017
This OGC Testbed 12 Engineering Report discusses the topic of vector tiling. While tiling and the use of multiple levels of details are a proven technique for raster data, it is relatively new for vector data. This is due to the increased complexity for tiling vector data compared to raster tilin ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 OWS Context: JSON, JSON-LD and HTML5 ER  16-053r1  Joan Masó 2017
At the time of finalizing this ER the OGC TC has approved the OWS Context JSON encoding that is available here: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/owc This is the second encoding proposed for the OWS context standard precided by the Atom Encoding [OGC 12-084r2]. The OWS Context JSON enconding i ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Multi-Tile Retrieval ER  16-049r1  Joan Masó 2017
With the consolidation of tiling services and the increasing number of instances implementing the WMTS standard, there is a need for having a way to transfer a collection of tiles from one service to another. This might also be useful to transfer all necessary tiles from a WMTS service to a GeoPacka ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Semantic Portrayal, Registry and Mediation Engineering Report  16-059  Stephane Fellah 2017
This engineering report documents the findings of the activities related to the Semantic Portrayal, Registry and Mediation components implemented during the OGC Testbed 12. This effort is a continuation of efforts initiated in the OGC Testbed 11. This report provides an analysis of the different sta ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Aviation Architecture Engineering Report  16-018  Charles Chen 2017
This Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)® Engineering Report (ER) describes the architecture implemented in the OGC Testbed 12 Aviation thread. This report provides an overview of the technical architecture for the interoperable exchange of flight and aeronautical information using OGC services. The a ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 — Catalog Services for Aviation  16-024r2  R. Martell 2017
This Engineering Report (ER) presents guidance concerning the use of OGC® catalog services in the aviation domain. A wide variety of metadata resources can be readily published and discovered using the OGC CSW-ebRIM application profile, which marries the CSW catalog interface to the OASIS ebXML reg ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 WMS/WMTS Enhanced Engineering Report  16-042r1  Lingjun Kang, Liping Di, Eugene Yu 2017
This Engineering Report (ER) describes requirements, challenges and solutions regarding improving multidimensional Earth Observation (EO) data access, discovery and visualization through Web Map Service (WMS), Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), and corresponding extensions. The ER will highlight solutions ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 OWS Context / Capabilities Engineering Report  16-052  Joan Masó 2017
The OGC service metadata document (sometimes also called "capabilities" document) is a key part in the service discovery. It describes the service and also the resources that the service expose. Resources are listed in the service metadata document inside a section named as Contents by OWS ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Catalogue and SPARQL Engineering Report  16-062  Gobe Hobona, Roger Brackin 2017
This engineering report has been produced by the OGC® Testbed-12 initiative. The engineering report evaluates interoperability between a variety of catalogues. The report presents a comparison of the catalogues, with the same datasets uploaded. The catalogues discussed in the report include se ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Compression Techniques Engineering Report  16-055  Jeff Harrison 2017
This Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) document provides an analysis of the prototype implementations, approaches and performance aspects of data size reduction and compression techniques explored in OGC Testbed 12. Specifically, it describes work done during Testbed 12 investigating compression for ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Testbed-12 GeoPackage Mobile Apps Integration Engineering Report  16-030  Jeff Yutzler 2017
Testbed 12 work evaluates the interoperability of the Common Map API tool with commercial vendor tools supporting GeoPackage. Ideally data can be shared and exchanged between apps on a single device via GeoPackage. The demonstration will show the vector and/or routing data being used by disparate ap ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 TopoJSON, GML Engineering Report  16-056  Jeff Harrison 2017
This OGC document evaluates TopoJSON as an encoding that may be delivered across a common, standard OGC service interface such as WFS. ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Vector Tiling Implementation Engineering Report  16-067r4  Daniel Balog, Robin Houtmeyers 2017
This OGC Testbed 12 Engineering Report (ER) discusses the topic of implementing vector tiles in an OGC GeoPackage. This report builds on the general topic of vector tiling discussed in OGC Testbed 12 Engineering Report [OGC 16-068r4]. Since its public release in 2012, OGC GeoPackage has been gett ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Low Bandwidth & Generalization Engineering Report  16-021r1  Benjamin Pross 2017
For delivering of data that is offered by OGC services over (very) low bandwidth, two options may be considered: On the one hand, the geospatial features remain the same, but compression techniques are used to reduce the size of the data that needs to be transferred. On the other hand, generalizatio ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Web Service Implementation Engineering Report  16-027  Johannes Echterhoff, Clemens Portele 2017
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed-12. It describes the results of analyzing the Testbed-12 web service implementations. OGC has been developing web service specifications since the OGC Web Mapping Testbed in 1999. In particular, the original OGC Web Map Service specification has b ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Semantic Enablement Engineering Report  16-046r1  Martin Klopfer 2017
The requirement for capabilities supporting semantic understanding and reasoning in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is an all-encompassing paradigm shift from the past. Standards play a critical role in ensuring this is accomplished in a consistent and repeatable manner. Semantic standards and serv ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 REST Architecture Engineering Report  16-035  Christoph Stasch, Simon Jirka 2017
REST interfaces facilitate the application of OGC standards in many novel application scenarios, e.g. implementing OGC clients on constrained devices, as they ease the implementation of service requests and simplify the interaction patterns. Thereby, REST serves as a complementary technology to the ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 NSG GeoPackage Profile Assessment Engineering Report  16-038  Chris Clark 2017
The National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) GeoPackage Profile defines and tailors the implementable provisions prescribed for the NSG for a GeoPackage based on the OGC GeoPackage encoding standard. The profile provides detailed directions on how to use the clauses, options and parameters ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 PubSub / Catalog Engineering Report  16-137r2  Lorenzo Bigagli 2017
This document describes how the OGC PubSub standard can be used as a mechanism to automatically notify analysts of data availability for CSW and other OGC Web Services (e.g. WFS, WCS). In particular, this document proposes the following: Specific PubSub 1.0 extensions for CSW 2.0.2 and 3.0, lever ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Javascript-JSON-JSON-LD Engineering Report  16-051  Joan Masó 2017
The Testbed-11 deliverable OGC 15-053 Implementing JSON/GeoJSON in an OGC Standard ER enumerated strategies for implementing JSON in OGC services and OGC encodings. Previously, a mechanism to migrate XML into JSON was proposed by Pedro Gonçalves in 14-009r1 OGC Testbed-10 Rules for JSON and GeoJS ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Imagery Quality and Accuracy Engineering Report  16-050  Joan Masó and Alaitz Zabala 2017
The scenario of rapidly growing geodata catalogues requires tools focused on facilitating users the choice of products. Having populated quality fields in metadata allows the users to rank and then select the best fit-for-purpose products. For example, decision-makers would be able to find quality a ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 GeoPackage US Topo Engineering Report  16-037  Robert Cass 2017
This OGC Engineering Report documents the outcome of the US Topo experiment. The focus of the US Topo experiment was to generate GeoPackages by combining USGS Topo Map Vector Data Products [1]; and the Topo TNM Style Template [2]. The output GeoPackages will contain both features and instructions fo ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 GeoPackage Routing and Symbology Engineering Report  16-029r1  Jeff Yutzler 2017
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) describes the results of experiments in OGC Testbed 12 designed to potentially enhance capabilities for symbology and routing [1] as extensions to the OGC GeoPackage standard. These experiments focused on 1.) methods for providing mounted and/or dismounted (off-road) ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 GeoPackage Change Request Evaluations  16-031r1  Jeff Yutzler 2017
Testbed 12 work has resulted in Change Requests (CRs) to the GeoPackage Encoding Standard. CRs have been submitted to the GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) as GitHub issues. This engineering report (ER) summarizes the results of these activities. ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 General Feature Model Engineering Report  16-047r1  Martin Klopfer 2017
With a growing requirement to carry out complex analysis in large multi-disciplinary, heterogeneous data collections, an approach is required to extract equivalent information from dissimilar content. The more information can be normalized, the easier it will be to correlate the content. Given that ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 WCS Profile Update Engineering Report  16-033r1  Ranjay Shrestha, Liping Di, Eugene G. Yu 2017
This engineering report capture the work to extend the existing Web Coverage Service (WCS) profiles, particularly the Earth Observation Application Profile (EO-WCS [OGC 10-140r1]) to support multi-dimensional subsetting of 3D space and 1D time. The updated EO-WCS (EO-WCS1.1 [OGC 10-140r2]) have remo ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Asynchronous Messaging for Aviation  16-017  Matthes Rieke, Aleksandar Balaban 2017
The Asynchronous Messaging for Aviation Engineering Report (ER) focuses on the design of an architecture to create an Publish/Subscribe (PubSub) messaging layer between different Aviation components such as clients, data provider instances and Data Brokers. In order to achieve interoperability among ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 ShapeChange Engineering Report  16-020  Johannes Echterhoff 2017
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 12. It describes the results of enhancing the tool ShapeChange in the following areas of processing an ISO 19109 conformant application schema: Creating a schema profile - to support implementations that focus on a subset of the use cases in scope ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Web Integration Service  16-043  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2017
For many years OGC has been developing a suite of standards defining web services interfaces and encodings for geospatial processing. The suite includes a Web Map Service (WMS), a Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS), a Web Feature Service (WFS), a Web Coverage Service (WCS), a Web Catalogue Service (CSW), ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 OWS Common Security Extension ER  16-048r1  Andreas Matheus 2017
The OGC suite of standards address the interoperable exchange of geographic information. The Web Service Implementation Standards define the discovery, delivery, and processing services that make information exchange possible. Common aspects of those Web Service standards have been collected into th ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 LiDAR Streaming Engineering Report  16-034  Simon Jirka, Arne de Wall, Christoph Stasch 2017
This Engineering Report describes how developments of the Community Sensor Model Working Group (CSMW) can be harmonized with the latest SWE specifications and developments in order to support streaming of LiDAR data with SWE technologies. The report will therefore provide an overview on both initiat ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Web Feature Service Synchronization  16-044  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2017
This engineering report describes a protocol for synchronizing data between two enterprise servers. While the protocol itself is generic, this engineering report describes its application to web feature servers. In the simplest terms, the protocol involves each synchronization peer accessing the ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-12 Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Engineering Report  16-063  Stefano Cavazzi, Roger Brackin 2017
This engineering report captures use cases representative of the vision of the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ArcticSDI). The ArcticSDI is a cooperative initiative established between the eight National Mapping Agencies of Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA and Denmark, with ...Click to continue reading

OGC® CityGML Quality Interoperability Experiment  16-064r1  Detlev Wagner, Hugo Ledoux 2016
This OGC Engineering Report specifies the results and findings of the CityGML Quality Interoperability Experiment. Guidelines were developed for the following concepts: 􀀀 Definition of data quality; 􀀀 Data quality requirements and their specification; 􀀀 Qua ...Click to continue reading

OGC Soil Data Interoperability Experiment  16-088r1  Alistair Ritchie 2016
This engineering report describes the results of the Soil Data Interoperability Experiment (the IE) conducted under the auspices of the OGC Agriculture Domain Working Group in 2015. Soil data exchange and analysis is compromised by the lack of a widely agreed international standard for the exchan ...Click to continue reading

OGC GroundWaterML 2 – GW2IE FINAL REPORT  15-082  Boyan Brodaric 2016
This document describes a conceptual model, logical model, and GML/XML encoding rules for the exchange of groundwater data. In addition, this document provides GML/XML encoding examples for guidance. ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 SOAP Interface Engineering Report: Comparison on the Usage of SOAP Across OGC Web service interfaces  15-077r1  Ingo Simonis 2016
A number of OGC service interface standards define SOAP bindings. Despite the current hype around REST or RESTful interfaces, SOAP services are still used intensively, in particular in security-critical environments. A number of OGC Web service interfaces support SOAP bindings (see chapter 6). Unfor ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-11 Multiple WFS-T Interoperability  15-011r2  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2016
This document describes the work done in the OGC Testbest-11 to support multiple WFS-T instance interoperability by way of a transaction scenario involving the interaction between clients and multiple WFS-T servers as well as the interaction between the servers themselves, especially in the use case ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 WFS-T Information Exchange Architecture  15-010r4  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2016
This document presents an assessment of the conformance level, with respect to the WFS standard (OGC 09-025r2), of the web feature servers used in the OGC Testbed-11. Each server is accessed to determine if it conforms to the minimum requirements of the WFS standard. Each server is further accesse ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-11 OGC IP Engineering Report Geo4NIEM Architecture Design and Implementation Guidance and Fact Sheet  15-051r3  Jeff Harrison 2016
The goal of the Geo4NIEM thread in Testbed 11 was to assess the potential for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to be combined with security tags from Intelligence Community (IC) Data Encoding Specifications for information exchange. The assessment included reviewing Information Exchang ...Click to continue reading

Testbed-11 NIEM-IC Feature Processing API using OGC Web Services  15-047r3  Jeff Harrison 2016
The goal of the Geo4NIEM thread in Testbed 11 was to gain Intelligence Community (IC) concurrence of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Version 3.0 architecture through the development, implementations, test, and robust demonstration making use of IC specifications, Geography Markup Lang ...Click to continue reading

Testbed 11 Geospatial Enhancement for the National Information Exchange Model (Geo4NIEM) Round Trip Engineering Report  15-030r3  Scott Serich 2016
The goal of the Geo4NIEM thread in OGC Testbed 11 was to gain Intelligence Community (IC) concurrence of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Version 3.0 architecture through the development, implementations, test, and robust demonstration making use of IC specifications, Geography Markup ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-11 Test and Demonstration Results for NIEM using IC Data Encoding Specifications Engineering Report  15-050r3  Jeff Harrison 2016
The goal of the Geo4NIEM thread in Testbed 11 was to gain Intelligence Community (IC) concurrence of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Version 3.0 architecture through the development, implementations, test, and robust demonstration making use of IC specifications, Geography Markup L ...Click to continue reading

OGC Testbed-11 NIEM & IC Data Encoding Specification Assessment and Recommendations Engineering Report  15-048r3  Jeff Harrison 2016
The goal of the Geo4NIEM thread in Testbed 11 was to gain Intelligence Community (IC) concurrence of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Version 3.0 architecture through the development, implementations, test, and robust demonstration making use of IC specifications, Geography Markup L ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Digital Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Validation and Enrichment Service Engineering Report  15-027r1  Aleksandar Balaban 2016
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 11. This ER describes the Digital Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) enrichment and validation services in the Testbed 11 Aviation thread, including: • A description of the architecture and architectural options. • An overview of the i ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 REST Interface Engineering Report  15-052r1  Frédéric Houbie 2016
REST architectural principles are associated with optimal functioning of the Web but their manifestation in geospatial Web services standards is not straightforward. This OGC Engineering Report (ER) examines their use both in existing OGC Services standards and in new or revised service standard pro ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 High Resolution Flood Information Scenario Engineering Report  15-046r2  Eugene G. Yu, Liping Di, Ranjay Shrestha 2016
This OGC Engineering Report describes the high-resolution flood information scenario carried out under the Urban Climate Resilience Thread of the Testbed 11 Initiative. The scenario was developed for two areas of interest: the San Francisco Bay Area and in Mozambique. The scenarios for these two loc ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 Multi-dimensional GeoPackage Supporting Terrain and Routes Engineering Report  15-067  Gobe Hobona;Roger Brackin 2015
Routing is one of the most widely used functions of mobile applications. Routing often requires consideration of a variety of factors in order to provide reasonable estimations of journey time and the cost of travel. Another widely used function of mobile applications is the visualization of charact ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 DGIWG GMLJP2 testing results Engineering Report  15-073  E. Devys, L.Colaiacomo, P. Baumann 2015
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) describes work done in OGC Testbed 11 to test GMLJP2 in terms of defining a DGIWG GMLJP2 version 1 profile. The requirements for a DGIWG profile of GMLJP2 have been documented in the DGIWG GMLJP2 version 1 profile. The Imagery WG inside DGIWG has developed a filt ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 Incorporating Social Media in Emergency Response Engineering Report  15-057r2  Matthes Rieke, Simon Jirka, Stephane Fellah 2015
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) was created as a deliverable for the OGC Testbed 11 initiative of the OGC Interoperability Program. This ER describes an approach for incorporating Social Media for Emergency Response applications that use spatial data infrastructures. This document also reports on f ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 Symbology Mediation  15-058  Stephane Fellah 2015
This OGC® Engineering Report (ER) summarizes the approaches, findings and the results of the Symbology Mediation sub-thread activities of the OGC Testbed-11 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) Thread. The ER: • Provides an overview of existing standards relevant to symbology mediation, ?? ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed11 Referenceable Grid Harmonization Engineering Report  15-065r1  Eric Hirschorn, Peter Baumann 2015
This Engineering Report is a deliverable of the Testbed-11 Urban Climate Resilience (UCR) Thread. The UCR Thread responds to the urgent need to make climate information and related data readily available for the public and government decision makers to prepare for changes in the Earth’s climate. A ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 Implementing Linked Data and Semantically Enabling OGC Services Engineering Report  15-054  Stephane Fellah 2015
This OGC® Engineering Report (ER) summarizes the approaches, findings and the results of the Linked Data and Semantic Enablement of OGC Web Services sub-thread activities of the OGC Testbed-11 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) Thread. This report provides an overview of existing standards f ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-11 Aviation Feature Schema Recommendations Engineering Report  15-026  Thomas Forbes, Alberto Olivares, Richard Rombouts 2015
Developed by EUROCONTROL, the Aviation Feature Schema (AFX) is a template for application schemas to implement by adding their operational attributes. For example, the Airport Mapping format can be implemented by extending AFX. The AFX defines concepts of geometry and temporality through predefin ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Catalogue Service and Discovery Engineering Report  15-056  Wenwen Li, Sheng Wu 2015
This OGC Testbed 11 Engineering Report provides a comprehensive review and comparison in terms of architecture, functionality, and usability of the OGC catalogue service standards CSW 2.0.2 and CSW 3.0. We are especially interested in how well the two standards provide support for open searches and ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Use of Semantic Linked Data with RDF for National Map NHD and Gazetteer Data Engineering Report  15-066r1  Gobe Hobona;Roger Brackin 2015
Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number, size and complexity of databases across government sectors. This has undoubtedly created challenges relating to the discovery and access of information and services on multiple databases across static and deployed networks. Linked Dat ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Engineering Report: Implementing Common Security Across the OGC Suite of Service Standards  15-022  Andreas Matheus 2015
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) focuses on describing Common Security for all OGC Web Service Standards. This work was performed as part of the OGC Testbed 11 activity. ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Implementing JSON/GeoJSON in an OGC Standard Engineering Report  15-053r1  Joan Masó 2015
In the OGC Testbed 11, the Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI) thread had a key objective of building on the work accomplished in the OGC 8, 9 and 10 Testbeds. The goal of the CCI threads is to increase interoperability between communities sharing geospatial data. This thread made advances in sem ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 GeoPackaging Engineering Report  15-068r2  Gobe Hobona;Roger Brackin 2015
Mobile location based service applications and users have an increasing need for access to geospatial data from any place in the world, including locations with limited or intermittent connectivity to communications networks. Maintaining consistency between copies of the same data held by different ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Data Broker Specifications Engineering Report  15-028  Daniel Balog 2015
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 11 Interoperability initiative. The report’s contents cover the summary of the interoperability work regarding the Aviation Data Broker concept. This data broker concept enables the setup of cascading OGC Web Feature Server (WFS) servers to form a ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Aviation - Guidance on Using Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) Engineering Report  15-024r2  Johannes Echterhoff 2015
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 11 . It describes the results of developing a tool to automatically derive Schematron code from SBVR constraints. It also documents a vocabulary with a profile of core geospatial terms and concepts, which can be used to express geospatial constraints ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 11 Aviation - Architecture Engineering Report  15-025r2  Johannes Echterhoff 2015
This OGC® document describes the architecture implemented in the OGC Testbed 11 Aviation thread. ...Click to continue reading

OGC® and Ordnance Survey - UK Interoperability Assessment Plugfest (UKIAP) Engineering Report  14-057  Bart De Lathouwer, Peter Cotroneo, Paul Lacey 2015
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the UK Ordnance Survey, AGI and Dstl conducted a first of a series of events called the United Kingdom Interoperability Assessment Plugfest (UKIAP) 2014. The purpose of UKIAP 2014 is to advance the interoperability of geospatial products and services based on OG ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Summary Engineering Report  14-044  Lew Leinenweber 2015
The OGC Testbed 10 was an initiative of OGC’s Interoperability Program to collaboratively extend and demonstrate OGC’s baseline for geospatial interoperability. The majority of work for Testbed 10 was conducted between October 2013 and April 2014. ...Click to continue reading

USGS OGC® Interoperability Assessment Report  14-079r1  Ingo Simonis 2015
The USGS Interoperability assessment was conducted under the OGC Interoperability Program with the goal to better understand how USGS customers make use of OGC compliant Web services operated by USGS. For this assessment, USGS customers have been invited to share their experiences and to describe ...Click to continue reading

WaterML2.0 part 2 – rating tables, gauging observations and cross-sections: Interoperability Experiment Results  14-114r1  Peter Taylor 2014
Part 1 of WaterML2.0 covers exchange of hydrological time-series data, the observational processes used to generate them, and information related to the monitoring points (stations/sites) where time-series data are typically collected. WaterML2.0 Part 2, is a candidate standard that defines how to e ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) Harmonization Architecture Report  14-073r1  George Wilber, Johannes Echterhoff, Matt de Ris, Joshua Lieberman 2014
This OGC® document describes the Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) harmonization architecture developed by a team funded by the FAA and led by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) Harmonization Project Summary Report  14-086r1  Josh Lieberman, Johannes Echterhoff, Matt de Ris, George Wilber 2014
This OGC® document summarizes the Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) Harmonization activity developed by a team funded by the FAA and led by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The activity involved assembling a core team of industry participant experts to analyze and harmonize four standards suites ...Click to continue reading

Testbed 10 Performance of OGC® Services in the Cloud: The WMS, WMTS, and WPS cases  14-028r1  Edric Keighan, Benjamin Pross, Hervé Caumont 2014
This document characterizes the performance and scalability of OGC data services in the Cloud. Three use cases highlighting different geo-processing aspects of OGC data services have been developed, implemented, and benchmarked. Each use case is presented in a separate section of this document with ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Web Services Facade for OGC IP Engineering Report  12-133  John Hudson 2014
This document describes the Web Services Façade which was developed by LISAsoft as part of the OWS-9 testbed. The document also includes discussions about lessons learned during the development, and suggestions for future development. This Engineering Report documents the Web Services Façade work ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Aviation Human Factor Based Portrayal of Digital NOTAMs ER  14-039  Thibault Dacla, Daniel Balog 2014
This activity is part of OGC Testbed 10. The aviation thread was focused on developing and demonstrating the use of the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and the Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM), building on the work accomplished in prior testbeds to advance the applications of ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) Hydro Model Interoperability Engineering Report  14-048  Genong (Eugene) Yu, Liping Di 2014
This OGC® document gives guidelines for enabling interoperability among different hydro data models and services. The demonstration specifically gives out best practices for supporting interoperability among the National Hydrographic Network (NHN) of Canada, the National Hydrographic Dataset Plus ( ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) Ontology Engineering Report  14-049  Ingo Simonis, Stephane Fellah 2014
Testbed 10 ontology work focused on: • A general examination of ontologies in the context of OGC data modeling, handling, and organization. Testbed-10 has started to define a consistent set of ontologies implementing solid theoretical foundations and semantics. • The definition of a core onto ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Flight Information Exchange Model GML Schema  14-037  Thomas Forbes, Ballal Joglekar 2014
This report provides guidance for implementing the Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM) using the same best practice as the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and the Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) by adopting ISO and OGC standards. The report is aimed at system and clien ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Virtual Global Gazetteer Engineering Report  14-029r2  Martin Klopfer 2014
This document provides a technical description of the Virtual Global Gazetteer implemented for OGC Testbed 10. The Virtual Global Gazetteer integrates two gazetteers – a copy of the USGS gazetteer containing domestic names and a copy of the NGA gazetteer containing non-domestic names (hosted by ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Annotations Engineering Report  14-002  Joan Masó and Raj Singh 2014
This OGC Engineering Report provides guidelines for dealing with geospatial annotations in OGC standards. It proposes a generic data model and a set of mappings into different popular encodings This OGC® document is applicable to OWS context, GMLJP2 and any other standards that can require annot ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Recommendations for Exchange of Terrain Data  14-006r1  Daniel Balog 2014
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 10 (Testbed-10). Its contents cover the summary of the work carried out regarding the recommendations for the exchange of terrain data. Suggested additions, changes, and comments on this draft report are welcome and encouraged. Such suggestions may ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Report on Aviation Architecture  14-008  Matthes Rieke 2014
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 10 (Testbed-10). This document describes the architecture that was implemented in the Testbed-10 Aviation thread. Additionally, it provides descriptions of all software components involved in the Aviation architecture as well as a dedicated chapte ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Report on Aviation Binding AIXM to Development Tools  14-007  Matthes Rieke 2014
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Testbed 10 (Testbed-10). Its contents cover the summary of the work carried out regarding the creation and evaluation of generated data bindings for the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) for established programming languages. Suggested addition ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-10 CCI VGI Engineering Report  14-016  Arne Bröring;Simon Jirka;Matthes Rieke, Benjamin Pross 2014
This Engineering Report was created as a deliverable for the OGC Testbed 10 (Testbed- 10) initiative of the OGC Interoperability Program. This report describes an approach for integrating Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) into a spatial data infrastructure and reports on findings about the ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Provenance Engineering Report  14-001  Joan Masó, Guillem Closa Yolanda Gil and Benjamin Proß 2014
The provenance activities reported in this document were part of the OGC Testbed 10 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) thread. This OGC® document gives guidelines for the capture and documentation of provenance information at dataset, feature and attribute level. It only considers vector fea ...Click to continue reading

Testbed 10 Engineering Report: GML for Aviation Conformance Testing  14-000  R. Martell 2014
This activity is part of OGC Testbed 10. The aviation thread was focused on developing and demonstrating the use of the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and the Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM), building on the work accomplished in prior testbeds to advance the applications ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-10 Service Integration Engineering Report  14-013r1  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2014
This document specifies technical changes to the OGC web service architecture baseline to support better integration among the services. Although integration may be achieve in a number of ways and using a number of other technologies, the goal of this document is to achieve this integration within ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Climate Challenge Integration Plugfest 2009 Engineering Report  10-002  Raj Singh 2014
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) documents findings of the CCIP 2009 Plugfest, which was conducted via the public Internet to address requirements stated in the CCIP Call for Participation . It addresses concept development, specifications tested, and interoperability experiments conducted. The ER c ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 CCI Profile Interoperability Engineering Report  14-021r2  Gobe Hobona, Roger Brackin 2014
This Engineering Report was prepared as a deliverable for OGC Testbed 10, an initiative of the OGC Interoperability Program. The document presents the work completed with respect to the Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) thread within the testbed. The work has been commissioned in order to infor ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 OWS Context in NIEM Engineering Report  14-017  Gobe Hobona, Roger Brackin 2014
This Engineering Report was prepared as a deliverable for OGC Testbed 10, an initiative of the OGC Interoperability Program. The document presents the work completed with respect to the Open Mobility thread within the testbed. The Engineering Report describes and evaluates options for integrating O ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-7 Schema Automation Engineering Report  10-088r3  Clemens Portele 2014
The capabilities of OGC’s KML 2.2 as a format for exchange and visualization of U.S. National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) Application Schema (NAS) data is explored. ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed-10 Rules for JSON and GeoJSON Adoption: Focus on OWS-Context  14-009r1  Pedro Gonçalves 2014
This document identifies the generic rules for obtaining JSON documents directly from existing XML documents and schemas elements. It is primordially targeting the OWS Context JSON Encoding design, but is presented in a generic approach. Such generic approach can offer the guidelines for other OGC s ...Click to continue reading

OGC CHISP-1 Summary Engineering Report  13-046r2  Lew Leinenweber 2014
This report summarizes the results of OGC’s Climatology-Hydrology Information Sharing Pilot, Phase 1 (CHISP-1). The objective of this initiative was to develop an inter-disciplinary, inter-agency and international virtual observatory system for water resources information from observations in the ...Click to continue reading

OGC® CHISP-1 Engineering Report  130=-053r1  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2014
This document provides a technical description of the work completed for the Climatology-Hydrology Information Sharing Pilot, Phase 1 project. This document describes a profile of SOS, the NRCan GIN SOS 2.0 profile, developed in order to define a baseline of interoperability among the sensor obser ...Click to continue reading

Summary and Recommendations of the Geospatial Enhancement for the National Information Exchange Model (Geo4NIEM) Interoperabi  13-054r1  Richard Martell 2013
Geospatial information technologies are increasingly a foundation for supporting Information Sharing Environment (ISE), homeland security (HLS), homeland defense (HLD), law enforcement (LE), emergency management (EM) and public safety missions in the US. The inability to transport, deliver and exch ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Military Operations Geospatial Interoperability Experiment (MOGIE)  13-080r3  Frank Klucznik, Matthew Weber, Robin Houtmeyers, Roger Brackin 2013
experiment demonstrated that GML content can be embedded in NIEM conformant XML and be exploited by commercial and open source tools without loss of precision (e.g., right number of bits) or accuracy (e.g., physical location on a map). Embedding GML in NIEM conformant XML was accomplished in MOGIE ...Click to continue reading

OGC® SWE Implementation Maturity Engineering Report  13-032  George Percivall 2013
This report summarizes the outcomes of a process to assess the maturity of implementations based on SWE standards. This report covers the following areas: • SWE standards overview • Implementations of SWE in major systems • SWE software implementations and compliance • SWE implementati ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 Engineering Report - OWS Innovations - Map Tiling Methods Harmonization  12-157  Joan Masó 2013
This engineering report proposes a profile for WMTS that limits the flexibility or the standard and mimics what some other tile initiatives are doing. It also proposes some improvements in WMTS to accommodate the need for requesting several tiles of a region at different scales that has been identif ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 Web Feature Service Temporality Extension Engineering Report  12-146  Timo Thomas 2013
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Web Services (OWS) Initiative - Phase 9 (OWS-9). This Engineering Report summarizes the OWS-9 activity regarding the extension of the Web Feature Service (WFS) and Filter Encoding (FE) standards to support dynamic feature data. Specifically this document de ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 Report on Aviation Performance Study  12-158  Matthes Rieke 2013
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Web Services (OWS) Initiative - Phase 9 (OWS-9). The report summarizes the work carried out regarding performance and endurance testing of data provision services, namely Web Feature Service and Event Service. More specifically, the report deals with the per ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 OWS Innovations WCS for LIDAR Engineering Report  12-155  Weiguo Han, Yuanzheng Shao, Liping Di 2013
This Engineering Report is prepared as a deliverable for the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) initiatitive of the Innovations Coverages Sub-Thread. This document represents the OWS-9 OWS Innovations WCS for LIDAR Engineering Report. In this report, the implementation of WCS 2.0 service that serves ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 Innovation - Coverages: Coverage Access (OPeNDAP) Study  12-095  James Gallagher, Peter Baumann 2013
This document represents the OWS-9 OWS Innovations Coverage Access Study Engineering Report. It contributes knowledge based on the experience prototyping the WCS 2.0 Service – Access Innovations component, established in close collaboration with the OPeNDAP group. To this end, accessing a varie ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 Engineering Report - CCI - Single Point of Entry Global Gazetteer  12-104r1  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2013
This document provides a technical description of the Single Point of Entry Global Gazetteer (SPEGG) implemented for the OWS9 test bed. The SPEGG integrates two gazetteers – a copy of the USGS gazetteers containing domestic names (hosted by CubeWerx Inc.) and the NGA gazetteer containing foreign ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 Data Transmission Management  12-163  Thibault Dacla; Eriza Hafid Fazli; Charles Chen; Stuart Wilson 2013
This OWS-9 Engineering Report documents investigations, findings, lessons learned and proposed future work for the Data Transmission Management unit, invented and prototyped in OWS-9. The purpose of the Data Transmission Management unit is to optimize, customize and make reliable the information ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 CITE Help Guide Engineering Report  12-152r1  Luis Bermudez 2013
This Engineering Report was created as a deliverable of the CITE Thread as part of the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) initiative of the OGC Interoperability Program. This OGC® Engineering Report describes how to execute the CITE tests, how to select the conformance classes, how to access and dow ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 Architecture - Registry Engineering Report  12-144  David Burggraf 2013
This OGC® Engineering Report provides guidelines for the harvest, registration and retrieval of aviation resources from an OGC web catalogue/registry service (OGC CSW-ebRIM), with particular emphasis on ISO metadata resources. Alternatives for selective and efficient retrieval of such resources are ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS-9 - OWS Context evaluation IP Engineering Report  12-105  Joan Masó 2013
This OGC Engineering Report describes the results of the OWS-9 IP on OWS Context 1.0. OWS Context is a draft OGC candidate standard. The OWS Context activity tested and evaluated the relative benefits of different encoding methods prior to finalization of the candidate standard. OWS Context has been ...Click to continue reading

OGC® OWS 9 Data Quality and Web Mapping Engineering Report  12-160r1  Jon Blower, Xiaoyu Yang, Joan Masó and Simon Thum 2013
This Engineering Report specifies conventions for conveying information about data quality through the OGC Web Map Service Standard (known hereafter as the “WMS-Q conventions”), OGC Web Map Tile Service Standard (known hereafter as the “WMTS-Q conventions”), OGC KML (known hereafter as th ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9: Summary of the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) Interoperability Testbed  13-011  Nadine Alameh 2013
This report summarizes the results of OGC Web Services Initiative, Phase 9 (OWS-9). ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 Engineering Report - SSI - Bulk Data Transfer (GML Streaming)  12-097  Jeff Harrison 2013
This document provides a description of the Bulk Data Transfer investigations related to Geography Markup Language (GML) streaming and feature data transportation implemented in the OGC OWS-9 test bed. This document extends the concept of Bulk Data Transfer to the dissemination of large payload ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 Reference Architecture Profile (RAP) Advisor Engineering Report  12-156  George Percivall 2013
The Reference Architecture Profiler (RAP) Advisor™ is a web based application that recommends OGC Standards and OGC Reference Model (ORM) Sections that are relevant to a system development; such that a community of interest could derive and build a profile of suitable OGC standards to meet thei ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 Security Engineering Report  12-118  Andreas Matheus 2013
This Engineering Report describes the approaches to security taken in the OWS-9 initiative. This document presents the results of the work within the OWS-9 Security and Services Interoperability (SSI) thread and results from CCI and Innovations Cross Thread activities. The report also describes th ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 Aviation Portrayal Engineering Report  12-151  Daniel Balog, Roger Brackin, Robin Houtmeyers 2013
This document provides an overview of the portrayal work within the OWS-9 Aviation thread. Using open standards, a web services architecture was designed and prototyped to enable the retrieval of static airport maps in support of an ePIB. An ePIB, or Digitally Enhanced Pre-Flight Information Bulleti ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 Aviation Architecture Engineering Report  12-147  Claude Speed 2013
This OGC® document describes the architecture implemented in the OWS-9 Aviation thread, including: • A description of the architecture used for the implementation of the OWS-9 Aviation Use Cases. • An overview of the implemented components and workflows followed by a short description of each ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 Aviation: AIRM Derivation  12-094  Debbie Wilson, Clemens Portele 2013
This report describes the architecture, rules and tools developed within the OWS-9 Aviation Thread AIRM Derivation task. These rules and tools were demonstrated by transforming the AIRM Meteorology package into a Weather Exchange Model (WXXM) and GML/JSON implementation schema. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 CCI Conflation with Provenance Engineering Report  12-159  Matthes Rieke, Benjamin Pross 2013
This OGC® Engineering Report describes the architecture of a WPS capable of conflating two datasets while capturing provenance information about the process. The report also provides information about defining and encoding conflation rules and about encoding provenance information. This Engineeri ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 CCI Semantic Mediation Engineering Report  12-103r3  Gobe Hobona, Roger Brackin 2013
The OWS-9 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) thread built on progress made in the recent OWS-8 initiative by improving interoperability between communities sharing geospatial data through advances in semantic mediation approaches for data discovery, access and use of heterogeneous data models an ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 OWS Innovations GMLJP2 for National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) Engineering Report  12-154  Darko Androsevic 2013
This OGC® document provides mapping of the national imagery transmission format (NITF) version 2.1 format and NITF tagged record extensions (TRE) to GMLJP2 v2.0 (draft) format. This Engineering Report was prepared as a deliverable for the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) initiative. This docume ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9: SSI Security Rules Service Engineering Report  12-139  Jan Herrmann, Andreas Matheus 2013
In this engineering report we describe how to administrate XACML v2.0, XACML v3.0 and GeoXACML v1.0.1 access control policies through a “Security Rules Service”. Following the XACML and ISO terminology this service plays the role of a Policy Administration Point (PAP) and is therefore called XAC ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9: UML-to-GML-Application-Schema (UGAS) Conversion Engineering Report  12-093  Clemens Portele 2013
The main scope of the schema automation activities in the OWS-9 initiative was twofold: • Support for the SWE Common 2.0 XML Schema encoding rule • Development of and support for an encoding rule for JSON instance data In both cases the scope includes implementation of the encoding rules in S ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9: Engineering Report: Use of SWE Common and SensorML for GPS Messaging  12-096  Mike Botts 2013
This document is an Engineering Report for the OWS-9 Interoperability Test Bed. The focus of the document is discussion and demonstration on the use of SWE Common Data 2.0 encodings to support an interoperable messaging description and encoding for the next generation GPS message streams into and ou ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9: OGC Mobile Apps: Definition, Requirements, and Information Architecture  12-119r1  Ingo Simonis 2013
This engineering report represents the results of the OWS-9 innovations thread on mobile applications. Initially, the goal was to help understanding the requirements for developing standards-based geospatially-enabled mobile applications. The report describes how OGC Enabled Mobile Apps can be integ ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Surface Water Interoperability Experiment FINAL REPORT  12-018r2  Peter Fitch 2012
This report describes the methods, results, issues and recommendations generated by the Surface Water Interoperability Experiment (SW IE), carried out as an activity of the OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group (HDWG). The SW IE was designed to advance the development of WaterML 2.0 and test its use wi ...Click to continue reading

OGC 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment FINAL REPORT  12-075  Arne Schilling, Benjamin Hagedorn, Volker Coors 2012
This document describes the results of an OGC Interoperability Experiment (IE) on the portrayal of 3D geospatial information. It contains technical details on processing 3D information in an OGC service environment as well as best practices on how to portray large data sets in urban planning scenari ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Analysis of OGC Standards for Supporting Mobile Object Processing Implementation (Engineering Report)  11-108  Ingo Simonis 2012
This document describes the usability of OGC services and encodings to implement the OWS-8 observation fusion and tracking thread in an abstract way. The real deployment and an actual perspective on the engineering and technology viewpoint can be found in OWS-8 engineering report OGC 11-134, ‘O ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Tracking: Moving Target Indicator Process, Workflows and Implementation Results ER  11-134  Rob Cass, Mark Simms 2012
The scope of this report is to provide a description of services, data storage and data movement within the OWS-8 Tracking sub-thread. The paper outlines the development of Sensor Observation Services (SOS), a Web Feature Service(WFS), a Notification Service and a Web Processing Service (WPS) for ...Click to continue reading

Surface Water Interoperability Experiment FINAL REPORT  12-018r1  Peter Fitch 2012
This report describes the methods, results, issues and recommendations generated by the Surfacewater Interoperability Experiment (SW IE), carried out as an activity of the OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group (HDWG). The SW IE was designed to advance the development of WaterML 2.0 and test its use ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Engineering Report for the OWS Shibboleth Interoperability Experiment  11-019r2  Chris Higgins 2012
This document reports on outcomes from the OGC Web Services Shibboleth Interoperability Experiment (OSI). The main objective of OSI was to advance the use of Shibboleth (an open source implementation of SAML) as a means of protecting OWS. In the process, OSI helped develop further understanding of ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Report on Digital NOTAM Event Specification  11-092r2  Johannes Echterhoff, Matthes Rieke 2012
This document is a deliverable of the OGC Web Services (OWS) Initiative - Phase 8 (OWS-8). It describes the results of the conceptual and schematron rule based validation of the Digital NOTAM Event Specification (DNES). Various conceptual aspects were identified which need clarification and/or revis ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 AIXM Metadata Guidelines Engineering Report  11-061r1  David Burggraf 2012
This OGC® Engineering Report provides guidelines for ISO metadata usage in AIXM 5.1 conformant to the requirements of OGC 10-195 (Requirements for Aviation Metadata) and the recommendations of OGC 10-196r1 (Guidance on the Aviation Metadata Profile), with the exception of non-ISO metadata elemen ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Aviation: Guidance for Retrieving AIXM 5.1 data via an OGC WFS 2.0  11-073r2  Debbie Wilson, Ian Painter 2012
The scope of this guidelines report is to provide: 1. Overview of the OGC WFS 2.0 standard 2. Recommendations for a minimum set of operations and behaviours that should be supported to ensure consistency across software implementations. 3. Guidance for configuring the WFS 2.0 to retrieve AIXM 5 ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Review of the WXXS exchange schemas  11-091  Richard Martell 2012
This aim of this review is to assess the the WXXS 1.1.1 exchange schemas for compliance with ISO 19136:2007 (GML 3.2.1). This international standard stipulates rules and recommendations regarding the construction of GML application schemas; these constraints are documented in the following clause ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Aviation Thread - Authoritative AIXM Data Source Engineering Report  11-086r1  Jan Herrmann, Andreas Matheus 2012
This engineering report describes how to provide access control for WFS-T 2.0 instances in the OWS-8 Authoritative AIXM Data Source scenario. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Aviation - WXXM Engineering Report  11-072r2  Wenny Rahayu, Torab Torabi, Andrew Taylor-Harris, Florian Puersch 2012
This OGC™ document specifies the advancement of WXXM and Weather Concepts in the OWS-8 Aviation Thread. The focus is on investigating and demonstrating the applicability and suitability of WXXM in producing accurate, real-time aircraft weather radar data using OGC™ Web Coverage Services (WCS) ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 AIXM 5.1 Compression Benchmarking  11-097  Jérôme JANSOU, Thibault DACLA 2011
AIXM stands today for the de-facto standard for Aeronautical Information Publication, used by air control service providers from Europe, USA and Australia. With version 5.1, it reaches a level of maturity allowing the support of Digital NOTAMs, as the first official version of these messages was pub ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Aviation Architecture Engineering Report  11-093r2  Johannes Echterhoff 2011
This OGC® document describes the architecture implemented in the OWS-8 Aviation thread, including general workflows. The document contains a summary description of the various components within the architecture. An introduction to the Access Control System is provided. Furthermore, the document des ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Digital NOTAM Refactor  11-106r1  Rob Atkinson, James Groffen 2011
AIXM is a GML Application Schema described in UML using the relevant ISO / OGC standards from the 19100 series. The Digital NOTAM Events Specification (DNES) is an extension of AIXM that can describe notices to airmen using the AIXM standard. This document has been produced in conjunction with the ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Geoprocessing for Earth Observations Engineering Report  11-116  Peter Baumann 2011
Ad-hoc processing of Earth Observation (EO) data available through online resources is gaining more and more attention. Expected benefits include - More versatile EO data access - More convenient EO data access - Consequently, broadened use and exploitation of EO data - An important step toward ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 WCS 2.0 Earth Observation Application Profile Compliance Tests Engineering Report  11-095r1  Stephan Meissl, Peter Baumann 2011
This Engineering Report describes and evaluates the specification of EO-WCS ATS and the implementation of ETS for use within an OGC SOA processing chain. ...Click to continue reading

Summary of the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Interoperability Testbed  11-139r2  David Arctur 2011
The OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Testbed was an initiative of OGC’s Interoperability Program to collaboratively extend and demonstrate OGC’s baseline for geospatial interoperability. The majority of work for OWS-8 was conducted from March to September 2011. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 WCS 2.0 Earth Observation Application Profile Engineering Report  11-096  Stephan Meissl, Peter Baumann 2011
This Engineering Report describes progress on EO-WCS in the course of OWS-8. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Information Model for Moving Target Indicators and Moving Object Bookmarks (Engineering Report)  11-113r1  Ingo Simonis 2011
This report aims at providing an information model for the usage of video moving target indicator data (VMTI), ground moving target indicator (GMTI) and tracking information (STANAG 4676) in the context of standardized spatial data infrastructures compliant to OGC and ISO standards. If possible, pre ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Engineering Report - Guidelines for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) portrayal using SLD/SE  11-089r1  Daniel Tagesson 2011
This OGC® document gives guidelines to portrayal of AIXM according to ICAO aviation symbology using SLD/SE. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) Semantic Mediation Engineering Report  11-063r6  Gobe Hobona, Roger Brackin 2011
The OWS-8 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) thread built on progress made in the recent OWS-7 initiative to cover key technology areas that could not be addressed within the scope of that initiative. The OWS-8 CCI thread aimed to increase interoperability within communities sharing geospatial d ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 CCI Schema Automation Engineering Report  11-064r3  Clemens Portele, Reinhard Erstling 2011
This OGC® document specifies improvements to the processing of information represented in or referenced from an application schema in UML to create derived, implementation level resources, in particular: • XML Schema documents to represent types and their properties • Schematron schema docume ...Click to continue reading

OGC SAA Pilot Study Engineering Report  11-055  Steve Miller 2011
This OGC® document describes the architecture used for the implementation of the SAA Dissemination Pilot Study demonstrations. This includes an overview of the implemented components and workflows, and discussions of lessons learned. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 CCI Portrayal Registries Engineering Report  11-062r2  David Burggraf, Ron Lake 2011
The OWS-8 Cross Community Interoperability (CCI) thread was built on progress made in the recent OWS-7 initiative to cover key technology areas that could not be addressed within the scope of that initiative. The OWS-8 CCI thread aimed to increase interoperability within communities sharing geospati ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Bulk Geodata Transfer with File Geodatabase  11-114  David Danko, Lance Shipman, Paul Ramsey 2011
This document provides an overview of the File Geodatabase API and documents the testing performed in the OWS 8 Testbed. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-8 Bulk Geodata Transfer Using GML Engineering Report  11-085r1  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2011
This document describes the work done during the OWS-8 test bed investigating methods and apparatus for distributing individual geospatial data sets and/or collections of data sets in a consistent manner between machines that may or may not be connected via a network. The investigation focuses on t ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Engineering Report: Water Information Services Concept Development Study  11-013r6  Luis Bermudez, David Arctur 2011
The purpose of this report is to recommend appropriate architectures and procedures for migrating the CUAHSI HIS to the OGC-based WaterML 2.0 encoding (profile of OGC O&M standard) and OGC web services such as Sensor Observation Service (SOS), Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Mapping Service (WMS) ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Groundwater Interoperability Experiment FINAL REPORT  10-194r3  Boyan Brodaric, Nate Booth 2011
This report describes the methods, results, issues and recommendations generated by the Groundwater Interoperability Experiment (GWIE). As an activity of the OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group (HDWG), the GWIE is designed to: (1) test the use of WaterML2 with the SOS interface, and Groundwater ML ...Click to continue reading

Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment Phase II Report  09-156r2  Luis Bermudez 2011
This OGC Engineering Report documents the work performed by the participants of the Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment Phase II. This work is a follow-on to the OGC Oceans IE Phase 1 activity. Specifically, this IE addressed the following tasks: • Automated metadata/software installation v ...Click to continue reading

Authentication IE Enginerring Report  10-192  Jeff Harrison 2011
Results of the Auth IE are presented in this Engineering Report document and serve as guidance to both implementers and organizations deploying solutions that involve basic authentication. It is the belief of the Auth IE participants that if such a document is made available to the community more OG ...Click to continue reading

Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment Phase 1 Report  08-124r1  Luis Bermudez 2011
This OGC Engineering report details lessons learned and best practices defined as part of the Phase 1 Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment (Oceans IE). The Oceans IE was performed to investigate the use of OGC Web Feature Services (WFS) and OGC Sensor Observation Services (SOS) for representing ...Click to continue reading

OGC Fusion Standards Study, Phase 2 Engineering Report  10-184  George Percivall 2010
This Engineering Report summarizes two phases of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Fusion Standards study and of the fusion prototypes developed during the OWS-7 Testbed which occurred between the two study phases. Recommendations from the first phase of the study were implemented in OWS-7. B ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7: Summary of the OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Interoperability Testbed  10-094  David Arctur 2010
The OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed was an initiative of OGC’s Interoperability Program to collaboratively extend and demonstrate OGC’s baseline for geospatial interoperability. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Aviation Architecture Engineering Report  10-079r3  Thomas Everding 2010
The document describes the architecture that was implemented in the Aviation thread of OWS-7. The document provides an overview of the architecture and describes the implemented components. In addition it discusses “eventing” and notification techniques relevant for the aviation domain. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Information Sharing Engineering Report  10-035r2  David Rosinger, Stan Tillman 2010
This Engineering Report describes an investigation and evaluation of various methods of sharing information within a collaborative environment accomplished during the OGC Web Services Testbed, Phase 7 (OWS-7). The intent of the OWS-7 Information Sharing activity was to move toward a standardized met ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Web Processing Service Profiling Engineering Report  10-059r2  Christian Kiehle, Theodor Foerster 2010
The overall scope of this OWS-7 Engineering Report is to clarify how to write and register a WPS profile. WPS profiles enable clients to search and identify equivalent WPS-based processes distributed on the web. Therefore, this ER provides guidelines for designing WPS Profiles based on WPS interface ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Motion Video Change Detection  10-036r2  Stan Tillman 2010
This Engineering Report documents the development effort to build a Web Processing Service (WPS) to perform a change detection algorithm on two motion video streams. It will examine the WPS Motion Video Change Detection architecture from various viewpoints in order to describe its purpose, data mod ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Motion Imagery Discovery and Retrieval Engineering Report  10-087  Wenli Yang, Liping Di 2010
This Motion Imagery Discovery and Retrieval Engineering Report (ER) documents the metadata used to tag geolocation of Motion Imagery (MI) for discovery, retrieval and linkage with other data sources over the same location, especially the metadata information required to geometrically co-register mul ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Feature and Statistical Analysis Engineering Report  10-074  Theodor Foerster, Bastian Schäffer 2010
This Engineering Report (ER) is a deliverable for the OGC Web Service 7 testbed. The focus of this ER is using the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) interface standard for Feature and Statistical Analysis (FSA). Specifically, the ER documents how to enhance interoperability of FSA processes that are ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Aviation - WXXM Assessment Engineering Report  10-132  Bruno Simmenauer 2010
The document describes the results of using OGC Web Services for accessing and using WXXM data, notably within aviation scenarios involving rerouting procedures motivated by the sudden closure of airspace areas caused by the eruption of a volcano. The focus of this document will be to evaluate the a ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Engineering Report - Aviation Portrayal  10-127r1  Roger Brackin 2010
This document describes the requirements, design, technical implementation and technology trialed for the Feature Portrayal service chain used in OWS-7. This includes the interfaces to the OWS Data Services deployed, the feature portrayal servers, the interfaces to clients and the registry informati ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Aviation - FUSE Deployment Engineering Report  10-130  Debbie Wilson 2010
This document describes the integration results of deploying OGC Web Services on the FAA chosen Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) - FUSE. Snowflake Software were commissioned to evaluate the impacts of the FAA SWIM security requirements for both secure messaging and user authentication and gain an unders ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Aviation - AIXM Assessment Report  10-131r1  Debbie Wilson 2010
This report shall focus on evaluating the ability to: - Serve, filter and update AIXM 5.1 data via the OGC WFS-T 2.0 interface - Recommend guidelines or cross-walks for interpreting the new AIXM 5.1 schedules in conjunction with the Timeslice model in a web services environment ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 - Towards secure interconnection of OGC Web Services with SWIM  10-155  Andreas Matheus 2010
This Engineering Report provides guidance and generate action items for the OGC standardization effort to properly enable security in the near future such that a seamless, interoperable but secure interconnection between OGC Web Services and FUSE ESB technology stack as selected by use in the System ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 - Authoritative Data Source Directory Engineering Report  10-086r1  Andrew Turner 2010
This document presents the Authoritative Data Source Directory (ADSD) engineering suggestions and results of the OGC OWS-7 ADSD thread. This group focused on creating a workflow for geospatially referencing, finding, and federating data sources with associated authority and relevance. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Engineering Report - Geosynchronization service  10-069r2  Panagiotis (Peter) A. Vretanos 2010
This candidate standard describes a service that allows data collectors to propose changes to be made to a data provider's features. A change proposal can be made to create new data or to modify/delete existing data. Proposed changes are reviewed (either manually or automatically) an are either acc ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Event Architecture Engineering Report  10-060r1  Johannes Echterhoff 2010
This document is applicable to use cases in which event-driven architecture principles are applied in Spatial Data Infrastructures. The document specifies publish/subscribe functionality for OGC web services. This is done by first defining an abstract publish / subscribe model and then deriving f ...Click to continue reading

OGC® NSG Plugweek Engineering Report  09-140r2  Paul Daisey 2010
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) conducted a series of tests that examined the interoperability, suitability and performance of National System for Geospatial- Intelligence (NSG) Profiles provided by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) of four OGC Standards, Web Map Service (WMS) ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 Dynamic Sensor Notification Engineering Report  10-061r1  Johannes Echterhoff, Ingo Simonis 2010
This document is applicable to scenarios where moving sensors need to be tracked and their entry into an area of interest needs to be detected. The document presents a detailed discussion of different approaches for encoding tracked object position. Two approaches for implementing dynamic sens ...Click to continue reading

OWS-7 CCSI-SWE Best Practices Engineering Report  10-073r1  Scott Fairgrieve 2010
This document seeks to define the Best Practices for integrating Common Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Sensor Interface (CCSI) compliant and potentially other CBRN-based sensors into an OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)-based environment. The document focuses on the practical ...Click to continue reading

Fusion Standards Study Engineering Report  09-138  George Percivall 2010
This OGC Engineering Report (ER) provides discussions and recommendations for information fusion, with a focus on geospatial information. In this ER, fusion is discussed in three categories: sensor fusion, object/feature fusion, and decision fusion. Recommendations in this ER will be considered in t ...Click to continue reading

AIP-2 Use Cases GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2 Engineering Report  09-129  Nadine Alameh 2010
This AIP-2 Engineering Report (ER) describes a set of transverse technology Use Cases developed and applied in the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot Phase 2 (AIP-2). Such Use Cases define reusable activities within a service-oriented architecture, tailored for the GEOSS environment. This rep ...Click to continue reading

End to End Discovery and Access Engineering Report GEO Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2  09-182r1  Josh Lieberman 2010
This Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2 Engineering Report (AIP-2 ER) describes the practice of deploying, documenting, and registering contributed resources from the point of view of classes of GEOSS users who rely on GEOSS to support discovery and access to those resources. It emphasizes t ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Common CBRN Sensor Interface (CCSI)-Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Engineering Report  09-007  Scott Fairgrieve 2009
This document outlines the concepts, best practices, and lessons learned gathered from integrating Common Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Sensor Interface (CCSI) standard-compliant sensors into an OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)-based architecture. The document also specifies ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Geoprocessing Workflow Architecture Engineering Report  09-053r5  Bastian Schäffer 2009
This document covers Geoprocessing Workflow best practices and methods in a SOA environment. A RESTful approach was also conducted in this testbed, but no specific implementation details were available to be included in this ER; also, the RESTful workflow approaches and technology used in this testb ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Outdoor and Indoor 3D Routing Services Engineering Report  09-067r2  Akiko Sato, Nobuhiro Ishimaru, Guo Tao, Masaaki Tanizaki 2009
This document described the Outdoor and Indoor 3D Routing and Services which are used in the OGC OWS-6 Decision Support Systems (DSS) thread. The objective is to enhance a network topology for the current CityGML specification based on the knowledge acquired through the development and experimental ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Security Engineering Report  09-035  Rüdiger Gartmann, Lewis Leinenweber 2009
This Engineering Report describes work accomplished during the OGC Web Services Testbed, Phase 6 (OWS 6) to investigate and implement security measures for OGC web services. This work was undertaken to address requirements stated in the OWS-6 RFQ/CFP originating from a number of sponsors, from OGC s ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Symbology Encoding (SE) Changes ER  09-016  Craig Bruce 2009
This OGC® document reports the results achieved in the Decision Support Services (DSS) subtask of the OWS-6 testbed initiative as it relates to the extension of the OGC Symbology Encoding (SE) symbology format for improved capability and harmonization with ISO 19117 symbology, International Hydrogr ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) Changes ER  09-015  Craig Bruce 2009
This OGC® document reports the results achieved in the Decision Support Services (DSS) subtask of the OWS-6 testbed initiative as it relates to the extension of the OGC Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) symbology format for improved capability and harmonization with ISO 19117 symbology, International H ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Engineering Report  09-064r2  Ingo Simonis 2009
This OGC® document summarizes work completed in the OWS-6 Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) thread. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 GeoProcessing Workflow Thread Summary ER  09-063  Lewis Leinenweber 2009
This OGC® document summarizes work completed in the GeoProcessing Workflow thread of the OWS-6 Testbed, it is applicable to the OGC Interoperability Program testbed. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Symbology-Encoding Harmonization ER  09-012  Craig Bruce 2009
This OGC® document reports the results achieved in the Decision Support Services (DSS) subtask of the OWS-6 testbed initiative as it relates to the harmonization of OGC Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) and Symbology Encoding (SE) symbology formats with ISO 19117 symbology format, International Hydrogr ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 GML Profile Validation Tool ER  09-038r1  Clemens Portele 2009
This document outlines an approach for validating data accessed from a Web Feature Service. Two types of validation are supported: • XML Schema validation against the GML application schema • Validation of additional constraints encoded in Schematron This report describes the validation tool, ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 3D Flythrough (W3DS) Engineering Report  09-075r1  Arne Schilling 2009
This document describes the 3D portrayal server components which were used in the OGC OWS-6 Decision Support Systems (DSS) thread. The objective pf this activity was to efficiently stream and display GML 3 content in internet or wireless networks with limited bandwidth, especially focusing on the Ci ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 CITE TEAM Engine Engineering Report  09-072  James Ressler 2009
This document summarizes the work done on the TEAM compliance test engine and DGIWG Profile compliance test by Northrop Grumman for the CITE thread of OWS-6 in 2008-2009. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 DSS Engineering Report - SOAP/XML and REST in WMTS  09-006  Keith Pomakis 2009
This OGC® document reports the results achieved in the Decision Support Services (DSS) subtask of the OWS-6 testbed initiative as it relates to the development of SOAP/XML and REST interfaces for the Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS). ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 SWE PulseNet™ Engineering Report  09-073  James Ressler 2009
This document summarizes work delivered on the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) thread of OWS-6. In particular, Northrop Grumman’s contribution from PulseNet™ to the Common Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Sensor Interface (CCSI) standard-compliant sensors into an OGC SWE-based ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 SWE Event Architecture Engineering Report  09-032  Thomas Everding, Johannes Echterhoff 2009
The document describes an abstract event architecture for service oriented architectures. Furthermore various techniques for implementing an event architecture and working with events are discussed. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Secure Sensor Web Engineering Report  08-176r1  Andreas Matheus 2009
The main purpose of this Engineering Report is to introduce standards-based security solutions for making the existing OGC Sensor Web Services, as described in the OWS-6 SWE baseline, ready towards the handling of sensors in the intelligence domain. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 SensorML Profile for Discovery Engineering Report  09-033  Simon Jirka, Arne Bröring 2009
This document defines a basic SensorML profile for discovery purposes. Besides a minimum set of metadata also the structure of according SensorML documents is defined in order to ensure a consistent metadata description. This goal is achieved by a set of Schematron rules that can be used to validate ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 Georeferencable Imagery Engineering Report  09-034  Genong (Eugene) Yu, Liping Di 2009
This document discusses considerations about and recommendations for approaches for georeferenceable imagery under the Sensor Web Enablement thread during OGC Web Services Phase 6. This is an extension to the work described in the previous engineering report number OGC 08-071 . Georeferencealbe imag ...Click to continue reading

OGC OWS-6-AIM Engineering Report  09-050r1  Hans Schoebach 2009
This report establishes a baseline for the technical architecture, its alternatives and issues for implementing the use cases as specified in the OWS-6 AIM thread RFQ including the temporal WFS supporting the temporal FE 2.0 operators, the Event Service Notification architecture and the client EFBs. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 GeoXACML Engineering Report  09-036r2  Jan Herrmann, Andreas Matheus 2009
The aim of this OGC Engineering Report is to show how to provide access control for OGC Web Services (OWS). In the first part of this document we will briefly introduce the relevant details of XACML 2.0, OGC GeoXACML 1.0 and some related profiles. ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 WPS Grid Processing Profile Engineering Report  09-041r3  Bastian Baranski 2009
This OGC Engineering Report describes and reviews the Grid Computing related activity completed during the OGC OWS-6 Interoperability testbed. The document describes the WPS processes deployed in the different demonstration scenarios and offers recommendations to the OGC community as to how to bette ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 UTDS-CityGML Implementation Profile  09-037r1  Clemens Portele 2009
This OGC document specifies a CityGML-based application schema for a subset of an Urban Topographic Data Store (UTDS) as specified by the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The particular focus of this implementation profile was to test the applicability of CityGML to UTDS data. Th ...Click to continue reading

OWS-6 SWE Information Model Engineering Report  09-031r1  Thomas Everding 2009
This OGC® document is an OGC Engineering Report for the “Harmonization of SWE Information Models” activity within the OWS-6 SWE thread. The document discusses relations between OGC standards SensorML, SWE Common and GML and investigates solutions for increased synergy between these standards. ...Click to continue reading

OGC® Testbed 10 Engineering Report: Aviation Dissemination of Weather Data  14-038r1  Mark Hughes 0000
This OGC document provides an analysis of the mapping between the NOAA Web Gridded Document Service (WGDS) and the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) and describes an adapter which translates WCS 2.0 requests to WGDS requests and then translates WGDS responses to WCS 2.0 responses. This Engineering R ...Click to continue reading

OWS-9 WCS Conformance Testing Engineering Report  12-162r1  Jinsongdi Yu, Peter Baumann 0000
This Engineering Report was prepared as a deliverable for the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) initiative of the OGC Interoperability Program. The document presents the work completed with respect to the Conformance & Interoperability Testing & Evaluation sub-thread within OWS-9. This E ...Click to continue reading