OGC Testbed 16 Findings
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently completed its Testbed-16 Innovation Initiative, a collaborative effort to rapidly prototype, design, develop and test solutions to location-related problems. Testbed-16 outcomes are expected to shape the future of geospatial software architectures, processing, and data handling. Testbed sponsors supported this vision with cost-sharing funds to partially offset the costs associated with development, engineering, and demonstration of these outcomes. These funds enabled participants to recoup a portion of their initiative expenses.
As an OGC Innovation Program (IP) activity, Testbed-16 emphasized the evaluation of what should be in a specification, how the specification should act, and how specification-based software should respond. Draft specifications and change requests are feeding the OGC Standards Program, where they are being reviewed, revised, and potentially approved as new international open standards that can reach millions of individuals.
Join OGC for a one hour session recapping the key findings of Testbed-16, and how they will feed into our upcoming Testbed-17 iniatitive. Innovation starts here.