For more information please contact the project lead - sserich [at] ogc.org (subject: OGC%20Testbed-17%20Involvement) (Scott Serich), Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
OGC is currently preparing its next major Innovation Initiative, Testbed-17, which builds upon the success and outcomes of Testbed-15, Testbed-16, and other Innovation Program initiatives. OGC is now inviting any potential sponsor organizations to bring forward their technology/integration challenges.
The Testbed-17 Call For Sponsors is avalable here. Responses are due by September 1, 2020.
Challenges put forth by sponsoring organizations will be refined and mapped to a set of work items that OGC member organizations will apply to solve. The OGC Innovation Program team, together with the sponsors, will then select the most qualified organizations to join Testbed-17 and help solve these challenges.
In a collaborative effort, all Testbed participants, sponsors, and the OGC team work together to stepwise increase Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) for geospatial IT solutions, including software architecture, interface design, information & data models, and related standards and specifications. Testbed participants follow a rapid prototyping approach to design, develop, and test solutions to sponsors’ location-related problems.
OGC’s annual Testbeds are the Consortium’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. Solutions developed in OGC Testbeds have gone on to form standards and technologies that now play critical roles in numerous domains across the world.
The technical scope of Testbed-17 is determined in a collaborative process between OGC staff and OGC sponsor organizations. Potentially fruitful technology areas for Testbed-17 to address include, but are not limited to:
- Geospatial Data Science and Analytics
- Spatial Data on the Web
- Big Data processing, including datacubes, containerized applications, and exploitation platforms
- Aviation information management
- Analysis Ready Data: The “all-in” architecture that integrates the various technologies and current efforts available in OGC
- Tiling and Streaming: Optimized data access to 2D and 3D data
A longer list of further potential technology areas that could be addressed in Testbed-17 is available in the Call For Sponsors document.
If you are interested in sponsoring Testbed-17, OGC staff will help you develop detailed requirements, and will identify cross-sponsor synergies for you. Please see the issued Call For Sponsors for more information. Responses are due by September 1, 2020.
To learn about the benefits of sponsoring an OGC IP Initiative such as Testbed-17, visit the OGC Innovation Program webpage.
The currently envisioned timeline for Testbed-17 is displayed below.