OGC seeks public comment on new Interoperable Simulation and Gaming Domain Working Group

Please note:  This Request is scheduled to close on 28 May 2018.
Open Date: 
Monday, 2018-05-07
Closing Date: 
Monday, 2018-05-28


The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks comments on the draft charter of a proposed Interoperable Simulation and Gaming Domain Working Group (DWG).

Gaming systems and technologies, while originally developed for entertainment, are increasingly being used as an interoperable mechanism for simulation of real world activities. Such gaming systems traditionally relied upon fictitious or highly-simplified representations of the world. However, recent years have seen widespread use of realistic depictions of environments and capabilities that can represent large areas of the Earth.

Considerable innovation and enhancements in virtual environment fidelity, as well as reductions in system costs, are expected to result from increased use of cloud, mobile, and immersive technologies. However, most computer-based gaming systems have technical architectures that are different from traditional simulation systems. This DWG will assess how gaming systems might be leveraged for geospatial use cases, including how existing individual vehicle and system operations may be significantly enhanced by interoperation with game-based simulations.

Additionally, the DWG will examine how geospatial data can fit into standard formats and conceptual models compatible with the fast and deterministic storing, retrieval, and rendering of high-quality 3D virtual environments that is required by simulations.

This DWG will provide a forum for the discussion of requirements and use cases for standards and the registration of implementations related to use and re-use of geospatial data within the Interoperable Simulation and Gaming (ISG) community, as well as broader discussion of ISG topics and research activities.

Further, the DWG will aim to increase awareness of the advantages of ISG in general, to define the qualities of ISG systems, to enhance their interoperability, and to support activities to standardize operations within and among them related to the use and re-use of geospatial data


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: charter-requests [at] 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