19 February 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced theformation of the Moving Features Standards Working Group (Moving Features SWG).”Moving features” data describes such things as vehicles, pedestrians, airplanes and ships.
This group is chartered to develop a candidate Moving Features standardfrom the discussion paper (OGC 12-117r1, OGC Standard for Moving Features; Requirements),which summarizes the requirements and basic idea of an encoding standard for movingfeature data. This candidate standard will be brought into the OGC consensusprocess to be vetted and approved as an adopted OGC standard.
The OGC members convening this group invite the public to comment on theMoving Features SWG Charter (https://portal.ogc.org/files/?artifact_id=52701) and willconsider comments received before 13 March 2012.
The proposed OGC Moving Features Encoding Standard will provide a standardfor web-based Applications usingmoving feature data. The volume of such data, typically describing vehicles andpedestrians, has begun growing at an exponential rate along with the growth inlocation-aware mobile devices. Innovative applications are expected to requirethe overlay and integration of moving feature data from different sources tocreate social and business value. A standard that supports smoother handlingand integration of moving feature data across applications and platforms will broadenthe market for geo-spatial information of this type.
The OGC is an international consortium of more than 480 companies,government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating ina consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGCStandards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web,wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empowertechnology developers to make geospatial information and services useful withany application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website athttp://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.