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OGC Update - December 2018


OGC Update

December 21 · Issue #5 · View online
The quarterly update from OGC concerning the latest happenings from the organization and its members.

Hello and welcome to the final issue of OGC Update for 2018. I hope that you’ve finished all the stressful activities for the year (Christmas dinner excluded, of course) and are now relaxing with family, friends, or just enjoying some down-time.
Our next Technical Committee meeting (our 110th!) will be held in Singapore from 25 February to March 1. Have you registered to attend, yet? If not, head to for all the details.

2018 wrap-up from Mark Reichardt
2018 was another productive year for OGC, as well as a year of adaptation to a rapidly changing global location information and technology marketplace. I am writing to share with you a few of our major accomplishments in 2018.
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Scott Simmons' wrap-up of the Charlotte TC Meeting
Braving heavy snowfall, and overcoming subsequent flight delays, more than 140 key standards leaders from industry, academia, and government attended last week’s Technical Committee (TC) Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The meeting was hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). This TC Meeting also featured an Energy Summit, a special IndoorGML-hosted open session, a wrap-up of the Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment (ELFIE), and much more.
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More From The OGC Blog
OGC e-Learning: A New Program for Learning and Examinations for Individuals
GeoPackage Routing: Executing Advanced Analysis Offline
Interesting Finds From Around The Web
Human Terrain
Open City Model aims to provide open cityGML data for all buildings in the US
S-121: A New Standard for Maritime Limits and Boundaries
A Strange Map Projection (Euler Spiral)
Current OGC Initiatives
Borehole IE: A Demonstration will occur at the March 2019 TC Meeting.
CDB Vector Data in GeoPackage Interoperability Experiment: Currently Calling for Participation (see PR below) with a Kickoff in January.
Citizen Science IE: A Demonstration will occur at the March 2019 TC Meeting.
Disasters Pilot: The Call for Sponsors has been issued! Expect the Call for Participation mid February 2019.
Environmental Linked Feature Interoperability Experiment (ELFIE): The report was presented and approved at the December TC. Stay tuned for the SELFIE (Second Environmental Linked Feature IE) Kickoff at the February 2019 TC Meeting.
EO Exploitation Platforms - Common Architecture: Part of Testbed 15. Tender will be out in January 2019.
H2020 CYBELE: Kick-off meeting Jan 28-30, 2019 in Barcelona.
H2020 DataBio: Two conference sessions are planned: at Living Planet Symposium (May 2019) and at Big Data for Space (Feb 2019).
H2020 NextGEOSS: A number of Pilots are coming soon: Marine, Agriculture, Disaster, AIP-10, among others.
Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot: The Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Kickoff Workshop was held October 16-17 at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. While the deadline for responses to the Call for Participation (CFP) has passed, offers of in-kind contributions will still be considered. OGC member representatives wishing to become Pilot Observers may join the Portal Project by clicking through to the Indoor Pilot Observer Agreement.
Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Phase 1 - CDS: The Request for Information has been released! Responses are due back by January 17, 2019. Please see the Request For Information.
Maritime Limits and Boundaries Pilot: GeoScience Australia, Natural Resources Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)’s Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) have confirmed sponsorship of the pilot. Expect a Call for Participation in January 2019.
Mixed Reality to the Edge Concept Development Study: The Request For Information will be released in January 2019 to gather information on the current state of the geospatial infrastructure(s) for automated 3D related activities with the goal of reducing human intervention (i.e. mouse clicks). A workshop will take place in Tampa in April 2019.
Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA): Currently seeking feedback on the NGFR Handbook design guidance for SmartHub First Responder tech. The Call for Participation in the Pilot across 2-3 host cities is coming in January 2019. The Pilot kickoff is on schedule for March 2019.
Testbed-14: The Testbed-14 Engineering Reports (ERs) have been submitted to selected OGC SWGs and DWGs for review and eventual publication. Focused Demonstration Events are being scheduled for January 2019, including a special event in Frascati, Italy and at the 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting in Bethesda, MD.
Testbed 15: The initiative has entered the requirements development phase, where initiative architect Ingo Simonis is working with sponsors to develop requirements and identify possible opportunities for synergy and collaboration. This phase also aligns sponsor requirements with technology trends and the OGC baseline.
Underground Workshop: The Model for Underground Data Definition and Interchange (MUDDI) Workshop was recently held at the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY). Workshop presentations are available.
Vector Tiles Pilot: Based on the successful work, the initiative has been extended to phases 2 and 3. The pilot is expected to be completed by the end of February 2019.
Latest Press Releases
OGC Announces its 110th Technical and Planning Committee Meeting, to be held in Singapore
OGC invites you to its CDB Vector Data in GeoPackage Interoperability Experiment
OGC appoints Kumar Navulur and Frank Suykens to Board of Directors
OGC and World Geospatial Industry Council sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote the Power of Location-Based Technologies
Mark Reichardt Receives Special Edition of OGC Gardels Award
OGC seeks public comment on PipelineML candidate standard, to support the interchange of data pertaining to oil and gas pipeline systems
OGC calls for sponsors for a pilot to improve discovery, access and use of online disaster-related geographic information
OGC seeks public comment on adoption of two jointly developed OGC/W3C standards
HERE Technologies has joined OGC as a Principal Member
OGC announces a Request for Information on Marine Concept Development Study
Open Geospatial Consortium and Natural Resources Canada partner on Geospatial Innovation
Upcoming Events
GeoBuiz Annual Summit
OGC Innovation Program and Testbed-14 demo day
DGI 2019
February/March '19 OGC TC/PC Meeting
Geospatial World Forum
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2019
18th International 3D-Forum
GEO Business 2019
GEOINT Symposium
June OGC TC/PC Meeting
OGC Staff at our 2018 Face to Face meeting, held in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
OGC Staff at our 2018 Face to Face meeting, held in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
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