R & D Project Name: OGC Web Services Phase 6 (OWS-6)
Collaboration: Open Geospatial Consortium
OGC's Interoperability Program is a global, hands-on and collaborative prototyping program. It was designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate specifications into OGC's Specification Program, where they were formalized for public release. In OGC's Interoperability Initiatives, an international team of technology providers' worked together to solve specific geo-processing interoperability problems posed by the initiative's sponsoring organizations. OGC Interoperability Initiatives include test beds, pilot projects, interoperability experiments, and interoperability support services - all designed to encourage rapid development, testing, validation and adoption of open, consensus based standards specifications.
In April 2008, the OGC issued a call for sponsors for an OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) Testbed activity to advance OGC's open framework of standards based on priority geospatial and location based interoperability requirements. Several meetings were conducted with potential OWS-6 sponsors to review and assess the state of the OGC technical baseline, to discuss previous testbed results, and to identify new requirements to be addressed in OWS-6.
After analyzing input provided in Sponsor meetings, the OGC Interoperability Team recommended to the sponsors that the content of the OWS-6 initiative be organized around the following areas of focus or threads:
- Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)
- Geo Processing Workflow (GPW)
- Aeronautical Information Management (AIM)
- Decision Support Services (DSS)
- Compliance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation (CITE)
- Compusult was involved with the first area of focus - Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)
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