2012 June Exeter Technical Committee meeting motions and actions

Motions and Actions from the 83rd
OGC Technical and Planning Committee meetings, Exeter UK, June 18-23.

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Congratulations to the GeoSPARQL SWG

GeoSPARQL was approved as an official OGC standard on May
15, 2012. Therefore:

  • The OGC The Members thank and congratulate the
    GeoSPARQL SWG, the Submission Team, and the editors Matthew Perry and John
    Herring!
  • The Charter and Voting members of the SWG are:
    • Clemens Portele, Jean Brodeur, Todd Pehle, Peter
      Fitch, Mathew Perry, John Goodwin, Dalia Varanka, Dave Kolas, Josh Lieberman,
      Paul Scarponcini, Stefan Strobel, Andrew Woolf, John Herring

Call for Participation – Sensor Observation Service/Internet
of Things

A charter for the “Sensor Web interface for the Internet of
Things” [12-067] has been posted since 5/31/2012. The three week review period
is complete this week. If there are any organizations that would like to be
added as charter members, please contact Steve Liang.

  • The official call for participation will be
    in early July (once we set up the portal and web presence).
  • The TC Chair will do the official call for
    participation.

WaterML 2.0 Approved as new OGC Standard

On June 22, the OGC Technical Committee approved WaterML 2.0
as an official OGC standard. The OGC Planning Committee endorsed the TC
recommendation.

  • Congratulations to the WaterML 2.0 SWG!

Abstract:

  • This document is an OGC Encoding Standard for
    the representation of in-situ hydrological observations data. WaterML2.0 is
    implemented as an application schema of the Geography Markup Language version
    3.2.1, making use of the OGC Observations & Measurements standard.

3DIM Motion: Modeling an ADE as Discussion Paper

The Members approved release of OGC 12-066 “Modeling an Application Domain Extension (ADE) of
CityGML in UML” as an OGC Discussion Paper

  • Discussion: originally proposed as a Best
    Practice by authors, DWG recommended to start as a Discussion Paper, authors
    agreed

There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Abstract

  • The OGC CityGML standard does not provide clear rules on modeling a
    CityGML ADE in UML. This paper describes how the extension was built, which
    provides general insight on how CityGML can be extended for a specific
    applications beginning with UML diagrams.

3DIM Motion: 3DPIE as Public Engineering Report

The Members approved release of OGC 12-075 “3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment Final
Report” as an OGC Public Engineering Report

There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Abstract

  • Describes the setup, experiments, results and
    issues generated by the 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (3DPIE). The
    3DPIE was designed to test and demonstrate different approaches for service-based
    3D portrayal using the drafts for the 3D portrayal, Web 3D Service (W3DS) and
    Web View Service (WVS) candidate standards. The experiment included various
    data formats such as CityGML, X3D, KML and various client configurations such
    as web clients and mobile clients.

GeoBI White Paper Approval Motion

The Members approved release of 09-044r3 “Geospatial
Business Intelligence (GeoBI)” as an OGC White Paper

There was no objection to unanimous consent

Abstract

  • This White Paper describes the value, methods
    and technology for applying geospatial interoperability standards to business
    intelligence technology through the addition of location as an intelligent
    dimension.  It concludes with
    recommendations for next steps

ESS Motion: 2.0 - netCDF” as an OGC Discussion
Paper

The Members approved release of 12-031r2 “WaterML 2.0 - netCDF” as an
OGC Discussion Paper

  • This work is already under consideration in
    EarthCube
  • Pending and final edits and review by OGC staff

There was no objection to unanimous consent

Abstract

  • A
    NetCDF encoding of WaterML would facilitate the archiving, exchange, import and
    export of hydrological observations. The first major goal of this work is to
    develop a NetCDF encoding of WaterML that correctly represents a useful profile
    of the WaterML model. The second major goal is to ensure that any NetCDF
    representation of Water ML can be readily comprehended and processed by
    existing users and software

GMLJP2 Motion for JTC1 SC29 Liaison

The Members recommend that the OGC establish a mechanism (liaison
?) for better relate GMLJP2.SWG with ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 (JPEG2000 committee).
Emmanuel Devys volunteered to be the contact person (for OGC)

There was no objection to unanimous consent

SWE Motion: PAS submission to ISO JTC-1

The Members recommend that the OGC initiates the Publicly Available Specification
(PAS) process with ISO JTC-1 WG 7 for the approved SWE standards baseline.

There was no objection to unanimous consent

Note. This is an OGC Staff action to be done in coordination
with the SWE DWG. The OGC standards to be submitted are:

  • Sensor Observation Service 2.0
  • Sensor Planning Service 2.0
  • SWE Service Model 2.0
  • SWE Common Data Model 2.0
  • SensorML xx (some discussion required still)
  • The CRS DWG recommends establishment of a CRS-WKT SWG. After drafting
    a charter and do a call for participation to the OGC Membership, the SWG shall:

    • re-standardise
      WKT for CRS through a new revision
    • that
      the revision be consistent with ISO 19111:2007 / OGC 08-015r2
    • that
      the revision includes a mapping from existing WKT specifications
    • that
      the revision be a joint OGC-ISO project leading to an OGC specification and an
      ISO standard
    • There was no objection to unanimous consent
  • Excludes WKT for Geometry

Informative Motion from Coordinate Reference System
DWG

Motion: formal Approval of the Law Enforcement and
Public Safety DWG

The Members formally approved the formation of the Law
Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Domain Working Group. The scope of the
new OGC DWG is defined in the OGC 12-065 “Law Enforcement and Public safety
Domain Working Group Charter”

There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Abstract

  • Promote and support the establishment of local,
    national, regional and international requirements and best practices for web
    service interfaces, data models and schemas for enabling the discovery, access,
    sharing, analysis, visualization and processing of information.  This geospatially and temporally correlated
    information will be used to comprehensively address crime, terrorist activities
    and public safety incidents in an operationally effective way

Motion - Formal approval for an Energy &
Utilities focused DWG

The Members formally approved the formation of the Energy
and Utilities Domain Working Group. The scope of the new OGC DWG is defined in
the OGC 12-076r2 “Energy and Utilities Domain Working Group Charter”

There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Abstract

  • The
    purpose of the OGC Energy and Utilities DWG is to provide an open forum for
    work on energy and utility related geospatial data interoperability issues.

Motion to form Australia-New Zealand Forum

The Members approved formation of the Australia/New Zealand
(ANZ) Forum as defined in the charter [12-064]

There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Abstract

  • The purpose of the Australia & New Zealand
    (ANZ) Forum is to provide a coordination and communication environment for the
    Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) members of the ANZ region. The Forum will
    enable opportunities for collaboration and partnership and will increase the
    participation capabilities of OGC members in both Australia and New Zealand in
    the OGC standard and test bed process.

Motion: Modify the OGC Fast Track process

The OGC Planning Committee discussed the OGC Fast Track
policy. Based on experience gained in attempts to use the process, the PC
agreed that some changes needed to be made to the Fast Track criteria so that
the process will not be so restrictive. The PC agreed that the requirement to
submit the candidate standard in the OGC document template format was removed.
The requirement that Annex A (Abstract Test Suite) was relaxed to instead be a
statement that the document does need to provide guidance on how compliance can
be tested. Finally, the PC recommended that the use of the title, “Fast Track”
be changed to some other phrase that better captures the intent of this
process.

There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Comments

Peter Baumann's picture

...plus this motion:

...plus this motion: deprecate WCS 1.1.2:

The WCS.SWG recommends to the OGC Technical Committee to deprecate WCS 1.1.2

Reason: No current and maintained valid test suite for WCS 1.1.x

(This motion has been implemented on the WCS page meantime.)