3D Data Container and Tiles API Pilot

For more information please contact the project lead - tidol [at] ogc.org (subject: 3D%20Data%20Container%20and%20Tiles%20Pilot%20Involvement) (Terry Idol), Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.


The goal of the 3D Data Container and Tiles API Pilot is to explore an integrated suite of draft specifications for 3D tiled geospatial resources and compatibility with existing OGC 3D delivery standards such as the 3D Portrayal Service, I3S, and 3D Tiles Community Standard. This suite will support smooth transitions between 2D and 3D environments; allow applications working with 2D tiled resources to get 3D tiled resources; and enable 3D tile bounding volumes to support multiple data containers.

To achieve these goals, the Pilot will develop a draft API that is compatible with the OGC API group of standards (and candidate standards) and which allows access to, and query of, 3D geospatial data and a corresponding container format for streamed data delivery compatible with glTF. The Pilot funds a number of data server and client implementations to test the new API and data delivery. Further, the Pilot will include an analysis of characteristics and capabilities of the new API in comparison with existing or emerging 2D standards.


The Call for Participation has closed but is still available ONLINE. A PDF version of the call is available online as well.



M01     25 October 2019 Release of Call for Participation (CFP)

M02     09 December 2019        Responses due

M03     20 December 2019        Participant selection and agreements

M04     10 January 2020          Virtual Kick-off meeting

M05     31 March 2020           Draft Recommendations for 3D Tiles Container

M06     31 March 2020           Draft Recommendations for 3D Tiles OpenAPI

M07     30 June 2020            TIEs Completed

M08     30 June 2020            Draft Engineering Report(s)

M09     8-9 June TC 2020        Virtual Final Demonstration of results

M10     30 June 2020            Documentation and Engineering Report(s) due

M11     15 July 2020            Participant(s) Summary Report(s) due