Indian Plugfest

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Indian OGC Interoperability Plugfest

To support the National Programs on Smart Cities and National GIS / National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) of the Government of India (, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under Government of India is interested in planning and convening an Indian OGC Interoperability Plugfest. This initiative would create a supportive environment for public private partnership to actively test their ability to apply the benefits of OGC standards in improving the ability and efficiency of accessing, sharing   and processing various types of government geospatial data/ information via OGC Web Services in support of the above noted Programs as well as governance in general.

The Indian OGC Interoperability Plugfest focuses on an initial set of OGC standards deemed by NSDI under DST to be of critical importance to support advancement of the NSDI for sharing geospatial data/ information across the Indian community, including both the public and private sectors. These standards are initially proposed to include: WMS 1.1.1, WMS 1.3, WMTS 1.0, WFS 1.1.0, WFS 2.0.2, City GML 2.0, and GML 3.2.1. 


Call for Participation (CFP)

This Call for Participation (CFP), developed by OGC and reviewed by NSDI, is issued by OGC to attract the interest and commitment of Indian and international vendors doing business in India to test and demonstrate the ability of their products to access and process geospatial data/ information made available and implement the above mentioned standards.

Participants will reply with totally in-kind proposals indicating their desire to participate at no cost to the Plugfest. 

NSDI will provide operational OGC web services and data encoded in OGC standards from one or more servers. It is anticipated that the content will include LOD1 City model data in CityGML 2.0, feature data and an associated GML 3.2.1 application schema, and WMS / WMTS / WFS services accessed over a 50 mbps line.


Use Cases for Plugfest

In the OGC India Forum Meeting held on 3 November 2015 in NSDI, the following Use Cases were decided. A review of the data available / proposed to be used for exercising these Use Cases is provided below.


  1. Water supply / waste water management – Synthetic overlays proposed to be created on the Boudh Town map base.
  2. Watershed Management (while not directly related to smart cities, important contributor to the water supply for cities) -Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), of Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources - ORSAC has provided ‘micro watershed data’ for Boudh Town.
  3. Air Quality –  In the absence of actual data, synthetic overlays would be utilized. Urban Property Ownership Information System- Boudh Town urban cadastre data meets this requirement.
  4. Health – Monitoring of communicable diseases –Synthetic overlays on Boudh Town maps would meet this requirement.


The Call for Participation for the Indian Plugest can be downloaded here:


For more information, please contact Dr. MK Munshi at mmunshi [at]


Responses are due 15 February 2017.