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OGC Update - August 2019

Welcome to the next edition of OGC Update. This issue sees the usual TC Wrap-up info, including the

OGC Update

August 5 · Issue #7 · View online
The quarterly update from OGC concerning the latest happenings from the organization and its members.

Welcome to the next edition of OGC Update.
This issue sees the usual TC Wrap-up info, including the Earth Observation Summit. Plus there’s OGC CTO George Percivall’s quarterly Tech Trends update; an overview of our revolutionary OGC API movement, including the recent hackathon; our work on discovery services for Earth Observation data; standards for Smart Cities; OGC API - Features WFS3; Land Admin; Digital Underground; our new Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Tech DWG; status updates for our current initiatives; and more!

Athina Trakas' wrap-up of the Leuven TC Meeting
The TC dinner was held at the beautiful Palais des Colonies
The TC dinner was held at the beautiful Palais des Colonies
The recent 111th OGC Technical Committee (TC) Meeting was one of our biggest, with more than 280 people attending, including key standards leaders and regional experts from industry, academia, and government. The Meeting was held at the House of the Province of Vlaams-Brabant in Leuven, Belgium from 24–27 June, 2019, and was sponsored by KU Leuven, Hexagon, Informatie Vlaanderen, and Merkator.
In addition to the many Working Group meetings, this TC Meeting featured an Earth Observation (EO) Summit, a special Sharing Data in Agriculture Session, special sessions on Innovation Program activities in Europe, as well as two social events held across two beautiful local venues.
Read more on the OGC Blog.
More From The OGC Blog
Tech Update 2019 Q2 from OGC CTO, George Percivall
The Earth Observation Summit at the Leuven TC Meeting
OGC API Hackathon 2019 - How it went! OGC API Hackathon 2019 - How it went!
OGC APIs and the evolution of OGC standards
The Art of Discovery: Data, Services, and Applications
Interesting Finds From Around The Web
Using data standards for smart urban planning
OGC API - Features WFS3 is a novel OGC API for feature access
Will Hydrographic Geospatial Data Pass the Fit-for-purpose Test?
Fifty Years of Commercial GIS – Part 2: 1994-2019
Standards Are a Great Help for Establishing Land Administration
First international workshop on digitally mapping the underground
Current OGC Initiatives
3D IoT Platform for Smart Cities Pilot: Call for Participation is now available. Responses are due Sept 2nd. The Pilot will advance the use of open standards for integrating environmental, building, and Internet of Things (IoT) data in Smart Cities.
Combined Disasters Resilience 2019 & GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot: Work is underway, focusing on end-to-end wildfire, hurricane, landslides, and agriculture and food security scenarios, including the prototyping of a health SDI for disasters. Work will be briefed at the AmeriGEO meeting in Lima in Aug 19th.
H2020 CYBELE: Kick-off meeting occurred in January in Barcelona. 
H2020 DataBio: Conference session occurred at the Living Planet Symposium in Milan this May.
H2020 NextGEOSS: Pilots coming soon: Marine, Agriculture, Disasters, AIP-10, and others. 
Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot: Findings and recommendations were presented at the Public Safety Broadband Stakeholders Meeting in Chicago on July 10. The draft Engineering Report is nearing completion, with a publication vote expected at the OGC September TC Meeting.
Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Phase 1 - CDS: The final report is close to being released!
Maritime Limits and Boundaries Pilot: Geoscience Australia, the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Natural Resources Canada, and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office are sponsoring Pilot Phase 1. The Kickoff took place in Ottawa in May. Initiative execution will continue into the fall. Phase 2 planning is also underway.
Mixed Reality to the Edge Concept Development Study: The final report is close to being released!
Routing API Pilot: Seven participants are working feverishly on different types of routes and data sets to complete the Pilot by a September deadline.
Second Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment (SELFIE): The Kickoff meeting took place April 29. The activity is moving ahead at light speed.
Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA): The SCIRA Pilot initiative is being sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T). The purpose is to advance smart-city standards and develop open, interoperable designs for incorporating Internet of Things (IoT) sensors into city services. The City of St. Louis, Missouri will host several of the Pilot activities, which will be performed by eight OGC member participants. The Virtual Kickoff took place July 23, and initiative execution will continue through the end of the year. An Engineering Report is expected to be published in 1st Quarter 2020.
Testbed 14: The Testbed-14 Engineering Reports (ERs) have been published and are available at the OGC Public Engineering Report Repository.
Testbed 15: Initiative execution is underway and will continue through November. 
Testbed-16: The OGC annual Testbed for 2020 is still open for new requirements and sponsors. Requirements will be frozen on October 31st.
Latest Press Releases
OGC Calls for Participation in its 3D IoT Platform for Smart Cities Pilot
OGC invites you to its CityGML Challenge
OGC and RTCA Announce Signing of Memorandum of Understanding
OGC’s Dr. Nadine Alameh receives GeoIgnite’s inaugural ‘Diversity in Leadership’ award
OGC announces the creation of a new Domain Working Group for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
OGC publishes Engineering Reports and Videos documenting successful Vector Tiles Pilot
OGC calls for Sponsors of a major Innovation Initiative, Testbed 16
OGC leads Geospatial Track at ApacheCon NA 2019
OGC publishes results from its Testbed-14 Innovation Initiative
Upcoming Events
OGC China Forum
FOSS4G 2019
September '19 OGC TC/PC Meetings
ApacheCon 2019 - Geospatial Track
BIM Middle East 2019 Conference and Expo
11th International Symposium on Digital Earth
The 14th 3D GeoInfo Conference
8th FIG Land Administration Domain Model Workshop
CityGML Challenge Judging and Award Ceremony
Commercial UAV Expo Americas
November '19 OGC TC/PC Meetings
Newly Certified Products
The following companies have had one or more products (re)certified compliant with OGC standards since the March issue of OGC Update:
  • AllforLand Co.Ltd.
  • Carmenta Geospatial Technologies AB
  • EGIS CO., LTD.
  • eSpatial
  • Esri
  • GE Smallworld
  • GEOMEX SOFT Co., Ltd.
  • GIS Consult GmbH
  • Global Energy Consulting Engineers
  • Hexagon
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
  • K2 Geospatial
  • lat/lon GmbH
  • Oracle USA
  • Pitney Bowes Software
  • (OSGEO project)
  • Skyline Software Systems, Inc.
  • Tata Power SED
  • Tuxuri Sdn Bhd
  • US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Attendees of the CityGML Hackathon in June
Attendees of the CityGML Hackathon in June
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