2010 September Toulouse Motions

Document and Policy Motions approved at the September OGC Technical Committee meetings. Hosted by Meteo France. Sponsored by Meteo France, BRGM, EADS Astrium, and IGN.


The following is an annotated list of approved document and policy motions from the September 2010 OGC Technical and Planning Committee meetings. For documents approved for public release, OGC staff will work with the document editors to make any necessary final edits prior to publication as public documents. This process may take 2 to 4 weeks depending on how quickly the edits are completed and the editors approve the document revisions.


TCC Motion: OWS-7 Summary ER


The OGC Members approved release of OGC 10-094 “OWS-7 Summary Report” as a public OGC Engineering Report. There was no objection to unanimous consent.  The OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed was an initiative of OGC’s Interoperability Program to collaboratively extend and demonstrate OGC’s baseline for geospatial interoperability.  The main execution of OWS-7 was conducted from January to June 2010. This document provides a summary of this initiative.


TCC Motion: Revision to Corrigendum Template


OGC Members approved OGC 10-150 ”Template for an OGC Corrigendum” as a revision to the existing Corrigendum document template. The changes are minor edits to reflect recent changes in the OGC Technical Committee Policies and Procedures and enhancements to informational notes. There was no obection to unanimous consent.


TCC Motion: Revision to GeoPDF Best Practice


The OGC Members approved an electronic vote to approve 08-139r3 “PDF Georegistration Encoding Specification“ as a revision of the current OGC Best Practice titled “GeoPDF Encoding Specification”. The primary changes are to change name from GeoPDF to “PDF Georegistration Encoding Specification” to avoid confusion between the product and the encoding and to clarify language throughout the document related to the title change. Finally, the document provides clarification of the relationship between the Georegistration specification and TerraGo patents.


Catalogue SWG Document Motion


The OGC Members approved using the Fast Track process for OGC Document Number 10-032 “OpenSearch Query Interface” as an OGC Candidate Standard. The OpenSearch candidate standard was developed external to the OGC. The candidate standard is widely implemented and supported in most clients/browsers (IE-7, Chrome, Firefox, etc). The OpenSearch Geo extension was also developed external to the OGC by OGC Members. Also broadly implemented. OpenSearch Geo is based on the ISO geometry model as defined in ISO 19107 and as such is also consistent with both the OGC GML and Simple Features standards. There was no objection to unanimous consent.


GeoRM Motion to Dissolve the GeoRM Standards Working Group


The OGC Members approved a motion to dissolve the GeoRM SWG but maintain the document as part of the SWG archive thereby allowing any OGC member to reuse the text of the draft for future work at the OGC. There was no objection to unanimous consent.


GML Simple Features approval


The OGC Members approved “GML Simple Features Profile version 1.1” as an official OGC standard. This is the first document to be approved using the new OGC Fast Track process. The main change was to allow use of GML 3.2. There was no objection to unanimous consent.


Mass Market Motion GML Point Profile


 The OGC Members approved release of 10-071r2 “GML 3.2 Point Profile” as an OGC Standard using the OGC fast track process (with public comment). This document defines a XML Schema for the location of a geographic point. This schema is a profile of the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) V3.2 that includes the point geometry. One purpose of this profile is to enable its use and reference in other standards.  There was no objection to unanimous consent.


Sensor Web Enablement Sensor Registry Motion


The OGC Members approved release of 10-171 “Sensor Instance Registry Discussion Paper” as a public OGC Discussion Paper. This Discussion paper introduces the Sensor Instance Registry (SIR), a web service interface for managing the metadata and status information of sensors. Furthermore this service is capable of automatically harvesting sensor metadata, transforming the collected metadata sets into a data model compatible to OGC Catalogs and to push harvested metadata into OGC Catalog instances. There was no objection to unanimous consent.


Sensor Web Enablement Sensor Observable Registry Motion


The OGC Members approved release of 09-112r1 “Sensor Observable Registry” as an OGC Discussion Paper. This Discussion paper introduces the Sensor Observable Registry (SOR), a web service interface for managing the definitions of phenomena measured by sensors as well as exploring semantic relationships between these phenomena. There was no objection to unanimous consent.