OGC seeks public comment on version 1.1 of CDB standard

Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 30 April 2018.
Open Date: 
Thursday, 2018-03-29
Closing Date: 
Monday, 2018-04-30

OGC seeks public comment on version 1.1 of CDB standard

Minor update to CDB standard brings guidance on metadata, vector network priority, and more.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks comments on the candidate CDB version 1.1 standard. CDB version 1.1 is a minor revision and is fully backwards compatible with Version 1.0.

The CDB standard defines a conceptual model, as well as rules for implementing the model, for the storage, access, and modification of a synthetic environment data store as required in high-fidelity simulation and mission rehearsal, such as for battlefield simulation. The standard addresses the challenge of full plug-and-play interoperability and reuse of geospatial data in a modeling and simulation environment. CDB data stores can also be exposed by OGC web services, such as a Web Map Service (WMS) or Web Feature Service (WFS) to permit visualization of the content outside of the traditional simulator hardware environment.

The main revisions for this version of the CDB standard are:

  • Detailed guidance on how to implement geospatial metadata in a CDB data store. This guidance is independent from the metadata standard that an organization wishes to use;
  • Incorporation of additional guidance requested by the CDB user community on such topics as vector network priority and significant size;
  • Updates to the CDB schema to add additional lights and feature types as well as spelling corrections and changes to support geospatial metadata;
  • Numerous minor changes to correct ambiguous wording, incorrectly formatted tables, spelling errors and so forth.


A detailed description of the changes to the CDB standard can be found in the CDB 1.1 release notes.


Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a thirty day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: requests [at] lists.opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template


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