Active OGC Initiatives

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Name Project Scope
3D Data Container and Tiles Pilot (3DT)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.
3D IoT Platform for Smart Cities Pilot (3d-iot-platform)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.
Building Energy Mapping and Analytics CDS (BdgEnergyCDS)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
Citizen Science Interoperability Experiment (citsci-ie)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.
CYBELE (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.
DEMETER (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
e-shape (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.
Earth Observation Applications Pilot (EOA-Pilot)The goal of the pilot is to evaluate the maturity of the Earth Observation Applications-to-the-Data specifications that has been developed over the last two years as part of various OGC Innovation Program (IP) initiatives in a real-world environment. ‘Real-world’ includes integration of the architecture in an environment requiring authenticated user identity, access controls and billing for resources consumed.
Energy Utilities Data Sharing for Wildfires Study (wildfire-cds-19)The overall goal of this initiative is to advance the interoperability of information systems to help energy utility companies share data and improve wildfire risk reduction, response, recovery and resilience. The envisioned project has two parts. This initial phase is a Concept Development Study. A subsequent phase will take the form of an Interoperability Pilot.
Interoperable Simulation and Gaming (ISG) Plugfest (ISG-Plugfest)This plugfest will advance geospatial interoperability of systems exchanging 3D content.
Maritime Limits and Boundaries (MLP) Pilot (mlbp)Implement prototypes based on the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) S-121 standard for maritime limits and boundaries data structure and exchange. Advance the implementation of the S-121 data model and architecture and implement operational prototypes to support the creation, management, integration, dissemination and onward use of official data for maritime baselines, limits, zones and boundaries.
Modernizing SDI: Data Interoperability for Cumulative Effects CDS (Modernizing SDI)The goal of the Concept Development Study 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?”
NextGEOSS (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
OGC Sprints (OGCSprints)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.
OGC Testbed-16 (T-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.
OGC UML-to-GML Application Schema Pilot 2020 (UGAS-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.
Second Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment (SELFIE) (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.
Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA) (SCIRA)The Smart Cities Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA) Pilot developed and tested an interoperable requirements-based architecture framework for Smart Cities in support of the public safety sector. It researched, designed, and tested SCIRA as an interoperable framework that integrates commercial proprietary IoT sensors for public safety applications at the community level.
Vector Tiles Pilot Phase 2 (VTP2)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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