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OGC seeks comment on candidate InfraGML Part 7 Land Division Standard


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Release Date: 
20 April 2017

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking public comment on the candidate InfraGML 1.0: Part 7 – LandInfra Land Division - Encoding Standard.

The candidate OGC InfraGML Encoding standards define the implementation-dependent, GML encoding of concepts supporting land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities. InfraGML is a GML implementation of the OGC Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra). Developers can use InfraGML to implement software and services that enable users of diverse technologies and vendor platforms to efficiently exchange information about land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities.

In order to achieve consensus on the concepts supporting land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities, a Conceptual Model, LandInfra, was developed by the OGC in cooperation with buildingSMART International (bSI) and approved as an OGC standard in August, 2016. This model provides a unifying basis for encodings including InfraGML and similar work in bSI.

Part 7 of InfraGML focuses on the land upon which infrastructure facilities are built. Information about land parcel ownership, administrative boundaries, and easements is critical to infrastructure designers, as they need to understand what land is available for use and if any additional land will need to be acquired before construction. Traditional 2D cadastre is supported, as well as the newer 3D land ownership exemplified by condominiums.

The Candidate OGC InfraGML 1.0: Part 7 – LandInfra Land Division - Encoding Standard is available for review and comment at Comments are due by 22 May 2017 and should be sent to requests [at]

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