Active OGC Initiatives

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Initiative Project Scope
image_icon  3D IoT Platform for Smart Cities Pilot Advance the use of open standards for integrating environmental, building, and IoT data in Smart Cities. Better understand the capabilities to be supported by a 3D IoT Smart City Platform under CityGML, IndoorGML, and SensorThings API. Scenarios being explored include real-time monitoring of micro-dust and indoor occupancy.
image_icon  Building Energy Mapping and Analytics CDS Concept Development Study investigating the broad state of development of energy mapping and analytics in building stock as well as delineating architecture and standards to enable mapping and analytics of residential energy use efficiency
image_icon  Citizen Science Interoperability Experiment The first phase of the interoperability experiment focuses on the use of SOS as a standard service to distribute data coming from citizen science observations. This idea is based in the COBWEB recommendation to use the classical OGC services in the Sensor Web Enablement. The second phase now focuses on SensorThingsAPI and OpenAPI in general.
image_icon  CYBELE CYBELE develops large scale HPC-enabled test beds in the domain of agri-food and delivers a distributed big data management architecture and a data management strategy for Precision Agriculture and Precision Lifestock Farming. OGC primarily supports the CYBELE Common Semantic Data Model design and standardization activities. CYBELE is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 825355.
image_icon  DEMETER The DEMETER Project is a large-scale deployment of farmer centric interoperable smart farming-IoT based platforms delivered through a series of 20 pilots across 18 countries (15 States in the EU). OGC's role in DEMETER is to coordinate the pilots and facilitate the communication between pilots and work packages. DEMETER is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857202
image_icon  Disaster Pilot This Pilot will use different techniques described below to improve advanced planning and response for flooding and wildland fire events that can greatly improve the ability of End Users to address different situations.
image_icon  e-shape The E-SHAPE proposal is driven by the need to develop operational EO services with and for the users and to create a conducive environment whereby the strengths of Europe are exploited towards addressing societal challenges, fostering entrepreneurship and supporting sustainable development. The project puts a lot of emphasis on co design, coordinated implementation encouraging adoption of standards and compliance testing, user Uptake and Capacity Building.
image_icon  Health Spatial Data Infrastructure The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that global crisis response and preparedness cannot be executed without (1) location-related information of people and resources, and (2) trusted information sharing across stakeholders from traditional sources (such as health, defense, public safety) to new sources of information (such as privately-collected mobility data). In addition, information critical to response efforts may come from unexpected sources and domains that previously had little reason to collaborate or involvement with emergency response efforts.
image_icon  Interoperable Simulation and Gaming (ISG) Sprint The goal of the Sprint is to advance the use of relevant OGC and Khronos standards in the modeling and simulation community through practical exercise and testing of the draft specification produced by the 3D Data Container and Tiles API Pilot. Of particular interest is the handling and integration of glTF models coming from multiple sources. There is secondary interest in the spec's implementability, consistency, completeness, and maturity. Implementation experiences obtained from the Sprint will advance the interests and work of the OGC Interoperable Simulation and Gaming Domain Working Group (ISG DWG) and of the OGC Standards Baseline in general.
image_icon  Modernizing SDI: Data Interoperability for Cumulative Effects CDS The goal of the Concept Development Study (CDS) is to answer the primary question “How can an ocean of environmental, foundational/framework, biological, socio economic and other data, from multiple different sources, and with varying levels of standardization, be readily consumed and integrated by scientists and citizens alike with a specific focus on cumulative effects?”
image_icon  NextGEOSS The main general objectives for NextGEOSS are to 1) Deliver the next generation data hub and Earth Observation exploitation for innovation and business; 2) Engage communities, promoting innovative GEOSS powered applications from Europe; and 3) Advocate GEOSS as a sustainable European approach for Earth Observation data distribution and exploitation. NextGEOSS is a European contribution to GEOSS
image_icon  OGC Sprints OGC Sprints are collaborative events driven by rapid code development to implement and test specific capabilities of a technical approach or standard. This project provides an overview of all future and completed OGC Sprints.
image_icon  OGC Testbed-16 The OGC Testbed is an annual research and development program that explores geospatial technology from various angles. It takes the OGC Baseline into account, though at the same time allows to explore selected aspects with a fresh pair of eyes. Testbed-16 evaluates the maturity of the Earth Observation Cloud Architecture that has been developed over the last two years as part of various OGC Innovation Program (IP) initiatives in a real world environment.
image_icon  OGC Testbed-17 OGC Testbeds are OGC’s largest Innovation Program (IP) initiatives. Testbeds boost research and development to make location data and information more FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-Usable. Testbeds provide a unique opportunity for sponsors to tackle location data and processing challenges together with the world’s leading geospatial IT experts.
image_icon  OGC UML-to-GML Application Schema Pilot 2020 (UGAS-2020) The goal of this Pilot is to advance the state-of-the-art in UML-to-GML Application Schema (UGAS) transformations and related technologies.
image_icon  Second Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment (SELFIE) Building on the content-focused outcomes of the first ELFIE, the Second ELFIE (SELFIE) is designing and vetting Web-resource model and network behavior for cross-domain linked feature data that compliments and uses WFS3 as a building block.
image_icon  SWIM Discovery Service Workshop This Workshop is being used by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to solicit feedback from the OGC technical community on the SWIM Discovery Service (SDS) Implementation Specification. This specification describes the enabling technologies and practices that support service discovery among independently developed and autonomously managed discovery mechanisms. The specification is designed to work specifically to improve service discovery across SWIM environments and to improve inter-SWIM interoperability discovery. Participants will provide feedback on its design and modeling, expected ease of implementation by developers, and scalability at a global level.
image_icon  Vector Tiles Pilot Phase 2 The objective of Vector Tiles Pilot Phase 2 is to deliver a consistent, interoperable online/offline architecture for vector tiles based on feature and tile servers, and GeoPackage.

Completed Initiatives

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