OpenGIS® Sensor Model Language (SensorML): Request for Public Comments

Please note: This Request is closed. The documents listed below have been adopted by the OGC Technical and Planning Committee. These specifications are under control of the specification Revision Working Group and will be released after the edits and revisions. For the most current version please check our Standards Page.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is contemplating adoption of a technology called OpenGIS® Sensor Model Language (SensorML). OGC invites public comment on a candidate specification that will soon be presented for approval by OGC members as an OpenGIS(R) Implementation Specification. The purpose of this Request for Public Comment (RFPC) is to obtain comments on the proposal for technologies and needed encodings required for OpenGIS® Sensor Model Language (SensorML). Documentation of this draft specification can be downloaded here:

Candidate Submission: Wed, 2006-02-01 16:00
Close request period: Fri, 2006-03-10 16:00
TC and PC vote to issue request: Wed, 2006-04-05 16:00
Begin request period: Fri, 2006-05-05 16:00


This document specifies models and XML encoding for the core SensorML. SensorML provides a common framework for any process and process chain. Within SensorML, sensors and transducer components (detectors, transmitters, actuators, and filters) are all modelled as processes that can be connected and participate equally within a process chain, and which utilize the same process model frame as any other process.
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