Sensor Model Language (SensorML)


The primary focus of the Sensor Model Language (SensorML) is to provide a robust and semantically-tied means of defining processes and processing components associated with the measurement and post-measurement transformation of observations. This includes sensors and actuators as well as computational processes applied pre- and postmeasurement. The main objective is to enable interoperability, first at the syntactic level and later at the semantic level (by using ontologies and semantic mediation), so that sensors and processes can be better understood by machines, utilized automatically in complex workflows, and easily shared between intelligent sensor web nodes. This standard is one of several implementation standards produced under OGC’s Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) activity. This standard is a revision of content that was previously integrated in the SensorML version 1.0 standard (OGC 07-000).


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Document title Version OGC Doc No. Type
OGC SensorML: Model and XML Encoding Standard 2.1 12-000r2 IS
OGC® SensorML: Model and XML Encoding Standard 2.0 12-000 IS
JSON Encoding Rules SWE Common / SensorML 1.0 17-011r2 BP
OpenGIS Sensor Model Language (SensorML) 1.0.0 07-000 IS
OpenGIS SensorML Encoding Standard v 1.0 Schema Corregendum 1 07-122r2 ISC
GML 3.2 implementation of XML schemas in 07-000 08-127 DP
OpenGIS Sensor Model Language (SensorML) 0.9.0 (1.0 beta 1) 05-086 D-BP
Sensor Model Language (SensorML) for In-situ and Remote Sensors 0.8.0 (1.0 beta) 04-019r2 D-RP
Sensor Model Language (SensorML) for In-situ and Remote Sensors 0.7 02-026r4 D-DP
SensorML 0.4d 02-026r1 D-DP
sensorML Extension Package for ebRIM Application Profile 0.3.0 09-163r2 DP
OWS-6 SensorML Profile for Discovery Engineering Report 0.3.0 09-033 PER

Official model files and encoding schemas

Official Schemas

Official sensorML schemas @

GML 3.2 implementation of SensorML XML schemas in 07-000 with change request 08-127 @

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