Interoperable Simulation and Gaming (ISG) Sprint

For more information please contact the project lead - sserich [at] (subject: Interoperable%20Simulation%20and%20Gaming%20%28ISG%29%20Sprint%20Involvement) (Scott Serich), Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.


Call for Participation

The Call for Participation is available here (download PDF version).

Responses are due August 21, 2020.

The Sprint Week will be a full virtual event (no physical meeting). The event is scheduled to take place September 21-25, 2020.


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.


The Sprint Week event is scheduled for 21-25 September 2020.


The event will be held virtually (no physical meeting).


Proposals from both OGC members and non-members will be considered. Stipend funding is available to OGC members (or to organizations that submit a letter of intent to become a member if selected).


The the 3D Data Container and Tiles API Pilot project was built upon work from Testbeds 13 through 15, 3D Tiles, and I3S; combined with the introduction of resource-oriented OGC APIs built on the OpenAPI framework. These provide the foundation for the draft specification that is the test subject for this Sprint.

Several OGC members participated in the Pilot along with the OGC, Khronos Group, and an initiative sponsor to develop the draft spec. This spec allows 2D assets (maps, vector graphics), building data, and 3D assets (glTF models, OGC building models, digital elevations) to be used together to produce a synoptic view of the region in question. 


Up to six organizations will be selected for funded participation, with each selected participant receiving a stipend of $15,000 to use as they see fit.

Stipend funding is available to OGC members (or to organizations that submit a letter of intent to become a member if selected).

Bidders not selected for funding may seek approval to participate at their own expense.


The schedule of significant events is listed below. This is subject to change depending on different conditions, such as possible hurricanes or how the national, state (Florida), and regional (Tampa) response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. All changes to the schedule will be noted here. If there are still significant travel restrictions either nationwide or in the Tampa area, then the Sprint will be held virtually with each organization working from their designated area. All dates are 2020.

  • 07 July – Call for Participation (CFP) released
  • 21 August – Response deadline - Bidder proposals due
  • 28 August – Notification of selection.
  • 01 or 02 September – Kickoff
  • 21-25 September – Sprint week
  • 05 October – Sprint reports due

Upcoming OGC APIs Sprints:

All OGC Sprints are open to the public. The following OGC Sprints are currently planned:

  • 28-29 July 2020: OGC API - Maps Sprint (virtual event). Register here.
  • 10-11 August 2020: OGC API - Coverages Sprint (virtual event). Register here.
  • 29-30 September 2020: OGC API - Common and OGC API - Features Sprint (virtual event). Register here.


All questions, comments, or concerns should be addressed to Scott Serich [sserich [at]] with the subject “Interoperable Simulation & Gaming Sprint”.