Temporal DWG


Baumann, Peter (Jacobs University Bremen GmbH) - Co-Chair,
Little, Chris (UK Met Office) - Co-Chair

Group Charter:

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Group Description:

General Description

The goal of this Working Group is to clarify the role of time as a first-class alignment concept next to space, and to strive for a handling of time which is coherent and integrated with that of space. As the issue of time in CRSs is an overarching one across all OGC, the WG will seek to include background from as many OGC stakeholder groups and WGs as possible.

To this end, the Temporal DWG is open to participation by both non-members and members and is intended to be a public forum for communication, and both the temporal [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (mailing list) and the group Twiki are open to interested parties.

The group is chaired by Chris Little (UK MetOffice) and Piero Campalani (Jacobs University Bremen).

Detailed Scope of Work

The Temporal Domain Working Group, a subgroup of the OGC Technical Committee, will solve interoperability problems of data and metadata specifications, automatic conversion of
temporal Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs) and propose and establish an authoritative
framework for temporal CRSs, for recommendation to the Technical Committee.

Specifically, the Temporal Domain Working Group will:

  • Provide a forum for discussion and documentation of interoperability requirements for those
  • interested in the temporal aspects of geospatial data and services;Provide a forum to discuss and recommend document actions related to Interoperability Program Reports;
  • Develop ChangeRequest proposals for existing OGC Standards;
  • Collaborate as required with other DWGs;Identify and document problems with temporal aspects of other, non-OGC, standards;Develop engineering reports with the intent of seeking approval by the
  • Technical Committee for release of these documents as OGC White Papers, Discussion Papers or Best Practices Papers;
  • have all-member voting policies (unless otherwise stated);

The Temporal DWG will not work on Request For Comment (RFC) submissions, candidate standards, or revisions to existing OGC Standards, but will develop change requests to document interoperability requirements that can be submitted as work items to a Standards Working Group.