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OGC Compliance Certification Available for v2.0 of the Sensor Model Language (SensorML): Model and Encoding Standard

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info [at] ogc.org

Release Date: 
4 June 2021

Implementers of SensorML v2.0 are invited to validate their products using the new test suite.

Banner announcing OGC Compliance test is now available for SensorML v2.0

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is excited to announce that the Executable Test Suite (ETS) for version 2.0 of the Sensor Model Language (SensorML): Model and XML Encoding Standard has been approved by the OGC Membership. Products that implement the SensorML 2.0 Standard and pass the tests in the ETS can now be certified as OGC Compliant.

Implementers are invited to validate their products using the new test suite, which is available on the OGC validator tool. Testing involves submitting a SensorML 2.0 file produced by the product being assessed. These tests typically take only 5-10 minutes to complete. Once a product has passed the test, the implementer can submit an application to OGC for use of the OGC Compliant trademark on their product.

The primary focus of SensorML is to provide a robust and semantically-tied means of defining processes and processing components associated with the measurement and post-measurement transformation of observations. This includes sensors and actuators as well as computational processes applied before and after measurement. The encoding has been used extensively across areas such as air quality monitoring, hydrology, environmental protection, defense, security, public safety, and Earth Observation. 

To support developers of products that implement the SensorML 2.0 Standard, the 52N Sensor Observation Service (SOS) 5.3.1 product has been designated a reference implementation of the standard after the software successfully passed the compliance tests. 

The OGC Compliance Program is a certification process that ensures organizations' solutions are compliant with OGC Standards. It is a universal credential that allows agencies, industry, and academia to better integrate their solutions. OGC compliance provides confidence that a product will seamlessly integrate with other compliant solutions regardless of the vendor that created them. 

More information about the OGC compliance process is available at ogc.org/compliance. Implementers of the SensorML 2.0 Standard - or other OGC standards - can validate their products using the OGC validator tool.

 

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