Testbed 14

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OGC Testbed-14

OGC Testbeds are the largest OGC Innovation Program (OGC IP) activities. The OGC IP provides global, hands-on, collaborative prototyping for rapid development and delivery of geospatial IT solutions. All results are publicly available once approved by the OGC Technical Committee. Testbeds provide a unique platform where sponsors can outsource the rapid generation of prototypes and test environments with a number of leading organizations in their field. Testbeds result in more than just new and updated standards: outcomes include guides, overviews, videos and best practices for solving leading-edge geospatial problems.

Testbed-14 Scope

Testbed-14 explored a variety of geospatial data modeling, access, exchange, processing, and visualisation aspects. More than 200 experts address research questions, prototype services and solutions, and develop guidelines and best practices in 15 different themes as listed below.

  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence: exploring AI in standardised environments
  • Next generation OGC web services & Web APIs: OpenAPI data access
  • Exploitation platforms and Big Data cloud processing: Application handling close to Big Data
  • Information registries & semantic enablement: Strong semantics in distributed environments
  • Federated clouds: Accessing services and data across clouds
  • Security & secure workflows: Authorisation mediation across platforms
  • Complex feature handling: Complex data structures at Web interfaces
  • Swath data encodings as coverages: Opening the full potential of satellite data
  • Application schema modeling and conversion
  • LiDAR point cloud data handling
  • CityGML and augmented reality
  • Portrayal: Enhanced visualization of geospatial data
  • MapML: Native map support in browsers
  • Quality of service & experience: How to find the best services offering
  • Compliance and interoperability testing

Testbed-14 Threads

Testbed 14 was organized into the following threads. These integrated both architectural and thematic views, allowing a grouping of closely related work items and reduction of cross-thread dependencies.

  • Compliance and Interoperability Testing (CITE)
  • Earth Observation & Clouds (EOC)
  • Modeling, Portrayal, and Quality of Service (MoPoQ)
  • Next Generation Services (NextGen)

Testbed-14 Documentation

The activities and results of Testbed-14 are documented in a set of Engineering Reports (ERs). ERs from many recent OGC initiatives are available on the OGC Public Engineering Report Repository. For Testbed-14, the following ERs have been published:

Testbed-14 Demonstrations and Videos

In addition to the Engineering Reports, the achievements were presented in a number of focused Demonstration Events to showcase Testbed-14 results:

Testbed-14 participants have also created a number of videos highlighting the achievements and implementations: OGC Testbed-14 YouTube Channel

Testbed-14 Sponsors

Work on Testbed 14 commenced with the elicitation of Sponsor requirements in 2017. Among the organizations providing testbed sponsorship are the following OGC members:

  • Atos
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
  • European Space Agency (ESA) / CGI
  • European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Program
  • Geonovum
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Ordnance Survey Great Britain (OS)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Get in Touch!

Anybody wishing to learn more about this initiative, or about the OGC Interoperability Program in general, can contact the Innovation Programs Team at ip [at] ogc.org (subject: OGC%20Testbed%2014%20Information)