31 January 2013 – The Open Geospatial Consortium(OGC) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC MilOps GeospatialInteroperability Experiment (MOGIE). The CFP document is available at: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/97

Commandand Control (C2) Core (https://c2core.gtri.org) has been an emerging dataexchange capability within Department of Defense over the past threeyears.  DoD CIO is now moving towardadopting the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) (http://niem.gov). C2 Core, which is 93%aligned with NIEM technical standards, will be used as the foundation fordeveloping a Military Operations (MilOps) Domain in NIEM. 

Thepurpose of this experiment is to ensure interoperability of the MilOps Domainwith the OGC's geospatial standards and with tools built on those standards.This experiment will demonstrate that the MilOps Domain model and NIEM v2.1technical concepts work in combination with OGC standards, such as theGeography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard and the Web Feature Service (WFS)Web coverage Service (WCS) and Web Mapping Services (WMS) interface standards.

TheOGC members that are acting as initiators of the Interoperability Experimentare:

Expressionsof interest for participation are due by 4 March 2013.

ContactFrank Klucznik (Frank.Klucznik@gtri.gatech.edu) for further details andto register as a participant.

GeorgiaTech Research Institute (GTRI) is also one of the organizations that will beparticipating in the Interoperability Experiment. GTRI and other organizationsplanning to participate will develop tools, implement and deploy OGC servicecomponents or client applications, design a test plan, and prepare reports thatcontribute to the overall objectives of the experiment.

OGCtestbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments are part of the OGC'sInteroperability Program, a global, hands-on collaborative prototyping programdesigned to rapidly develop and test candidate specifications and then deliverthese proven specifications into the OGC's Standards Program, where they areformalized for public release as OGC standards. These initiatives enable usersand providers of geospatial technology to share the costs of developingstandards that provide a foundation for “future-proof” enterprisearchitectures. Providers reduce their costs of developing and maintaininginterfaces and encodings while gaining industry recognition, the confidence ofan initiative's sponsoring organizations, and the market growth that resultsfrom open standards.

AnOGC Interoperability Experiment is a rapid, low overhead, formally structuredOGC-facilitated activity in which members achieve specific technical objectivesthat further the OGC Technical Baseline.

TheOGC® is an international consortium of more than 480 companies, governmentagencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensusprocess to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standardsempower technology developers to make geospatial information and servicesaccessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatiallyenabled. Learn more about the OGC at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact. See our recent “What is the OGC?” video.