2015 Nottingham TC Votes and Motions Summary

Summary of the 96th OGC Technical Committee Meeting

14 – 17 September 2015, Nottingham, UK

Thank you to the sponsors of the event

British
Geological Survey (http://www.bgs.ac.uk/)

Envitia (http://www.envitia.com/)

Document and Working Group Motions and Actions

Administrative actions

New Technical Committee Policies and Procedures

The Members approved start of an electronic vote to
recommend approval of [OGC 05-020r22] “Technical Committee Policies and
Procedures.”

Abstract: The Technical Committee Policies and Procedures
are typically updated one or two times per year.  This update includes improved description of
voting procedures and introduces a two-track standards process.  Note that the electronic vote will be for
document [OGC 05-020r23] as minor changes were made to the document as a result
of discussions during the Technical Committee Meeting week.

Retire Government Special Interest Group (SIG)

The Members voted to retire the Government SIG as the SIG is
inactive.  In fact, most members were
unaware that such a SIG existed.

Proposed Transportation “Umbrella” DWG

There is a plan to form a Maritime DWG with a focus on
Maritime navigation. A suggestion was made by the TC Chair for the members to
consider forming a Transportation DWG that acts as an umbrella for two
subgroups: the Aviation DWG and a future Maritime subgroup.

Membership will need to decide whether to charter a
Transportation DWG.

Merge Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) and Law Enforcement And Public
Safety (LEAPS) DWGs

The Members voted to merge the EDM and LEAPS DWGs. NOTE: the
LEAPS DWG has lost at least one chair. This approval is subject to the
following two conditions:

  • Confirmation with the most active LEAPS members who were not present in the
    EDM session that a merger is acceptable and
  • Joint determination by LEAPS and EDM whether LEAPS will become a subgroup
    of EDM  with its own chair or if LEAPS
    will be simply dissolved.

 

Discussion Paper approvals

Approval of “Search for Applications of OGC Moving Features” as an OGC
Discussion Paper

The Members approved release of [OGC 15-096] “Search for
Applications of OGC Moving Features” as an OGC Discussion Paper.

NOTE: A friendly
amendment was accepted by members to retitle the Discussion Paper “Search
as used in Applications of OGC Moving Features.”

Abstract: Application
examples using the OGC Moving Features encoding clarify the scope of “Moving
Features API”. The Moving Features API should target feature information
retrieval, operations between a trajectory and a geometric object, and
operations between two trajectories.

Approval of “A Use-Case for Mobile Location Services with IndoorGML -
Indoor Navigation for Visually Impaired People” as an OGC Discussion Paper

The Members approved release of [OGC 15-075r1] "A
Use-Case for Mobile Location Services with IndoorGML - Indoor Navigation for
Visually Impaired People" as an OGC Discussion Paper.

Abstract: This
engineering report aims to provide a use-case of the mobile location services
(MLS). In particular, it explains how OGC IndoorGML standard can be applied to
a MLS for visually impaired people in indoor space. A prototype development on
Android smart phone is shown in this report.

Approval of “OGC Observations and Measurements – JSON implementation” as an
OGC Discussion Paper

The
Members approved release of [OGC 15-100r1] " OGC Observations and
Measurements – JSON implementation " as an OGC Discussion Paper.

Abstract: This Discussion Paper specifies a JSON
implementation for the OGC and ISO Observations and Measurements (O&M)
conceptual model (OGC Observations and Measurements v2.0 also
published as ISO/DIS 19156). This encoding is expected to be useful in RESTful
implementations of observation services. More specifically,
this Discussion Paper defines JSON schemas for observations, and for features
involved in sampling when making observations. These provide document models
for the exchange of information describing observation acts and their results,
both within and between different scientific and technical communities.

 

Engineering Report approvals

Approval of “Testbed 11
REST Interface Engineering Report” as an OGC Public Engineering Report

The Members approved release of [OGC 15-052r1] “Testbed 11 REST Interface
Engineering Report” as an OGC Public Engineering Report.

Abstract: This
report examines their use both in existing OGC Services standards and in new or
revised service standard proposals, some of which were implemented during the
Testbed. It then sets out some uniform practices for developing bindings or
interaction styles for OGC Web services that appropriately leverage REST
principles.

Approval of “Social Media in Emergency Response ER” as an OGC Public
Engineering Report

The Members approved release of [OGC 15-057r2] “Social Media in Emergency Response ER”
as an OGC Public Engineering Report.

Abstract: This OGC Engineering Report
describes approaches to incorporating Social Media as a data source for
Emergency Response into the Testbed-11 Cross-Community Interoperability service
architecture. It provides an overview of the data sources for Social Media,
discussing discovery aspects as well as quality assessment approaches.

Approval of “Testbed-11 OGC IP Engineering Report Geo4NIEM Architecture
Design and Implementation Guidance ER and Fact Sheet” as an OGC Public
Engineering Report

The Members approved release of [15-051r1] “Testbed-11 OGC IP Engineering Report Geo4NIEM
Architecture Design and Implementation Guidance ER and Fact Sheet” as an
OGC Public Engineering Report.

Abstract: This document describes background considerations
– and an overview of the services, data encodings and access control frameworks
that compose the Geo4NIEM Testbed 11 architecture. This document must be
reviewed in conjunction with the following Testbed 11 Geo4NIEM ERs:

  • 15-048 Testbed11_Engineering_Report_NIEM-IC Data Encoding
    Specification Assessment and Recommendations
  • 15-047 Testbed11_Engineering_Report NIEM-IC Feature
    Processing API using OGC Web Services
  • 15-050 Testbed11_Engineering_Report Test and Demonstration
    Results for NIEM using IC Data Encoding Specifications

Approval of “Testbed-11 OGC_IP_Engineering_Report Test and Demonstration
Results for NIEM using IC Data Encoding Specifications” as an OGC Public
Engineering Report

The Members approved release of [15-050r1] “Testbed-11 OGC_IP_Engineering_Report Test and
Demonstration Results for NIEM using IC Data Encoding Specifications”
as an OGC Public Engineering Report.

Abstract: The focus of the Geo4NIEM thread in OGC Testbed 11
was to assess the potential for security tagging from IC Data Encoding
Specifications to be combined with NIEM for information exchange. The purpose
was to determine if the current NIEM architecture can be aligned with the IC
security specifications, which include (but are not limited to) ISM, NTK and
Trusted Data Format (TDF). This alignment would enable secure information
exchange and enhance user/developer understanding.  The assessment included review of real world
data exchanges defined in the form of a NIEM Information Exchange Package
Documentation (IEPD). A number of Extensible Markup Language (XML) instance
documents from those real-world exchanges, populated with operational data and
IC security tags, were deployed on OGC Web Services for testing.

Approval of “Testbed-11 OGC_IP_Engineering_Report NIEM & IC Data
Encoding Specification Assessment and Recommendations” as an OGC Public
Engineering Report

The Members approved release of [15-048r1] “Testbed-11 OGC_IP_Engineering_Report NIEM
& IC Data Encoding Specification Assessment and Recommendations” as
an OGC Public Engineering Report.

Abstract: The focus of the Geo4NIEM thread in OGC Testbed 11
was to assess the potential for security tagging from IC Data Encoding
Specifications to be combined with NIEM for information exchange. The purpose
was to determine if the current NIEM architecture can be aligned with the IC
security specifications, which include (but are not limited to) ISM, NTK and
Trusted Data Format (TDF). This alignment would enable secure information
exchange and enhance user/developer understanding.  The assessment included review of real world
data exchanges defined in the form of a NIEM Information Exchange Package
Documentation (IEPD). A number of Extensible Markup Language (XML) instance
documents from those real-world exchanges, populated with operational data and
IC security tags, were deployed on OGC Web Services for testing.

Approval of “Testbed-11 NIEM-IC Feature Processing API using OGC Web
Services” as an OGC Public Engineering Report

The Members approved release of [15-047r1] “Testbed-11 NIEM-IC Feature Processing API
using OGC Web Services” as an OGC Public Engineering Report.

Abstract: The focus of the Geo4NIEM thread in OGC Testbed 11
was to assess the potential for security tagging from IC Data Encoding
Specifications to be combined with NIEM for information exchange. The purpose
was to determine if the current NIEM architecture can be aligned with the IC
security specifications, which include (but are not limited to) ISM, NTK and
Trusted Data Format (TDF). This alignment would enable secure information
exchange and enhance user/developer understanding.  The assessment included review of real world
data exchanges defined in the form of a NIEM Information Exchange Package
Documentation (IEPD). A number of Extensible Markup Language (XML) instance
documents from those real-world exchanges, populated with operational data and
IC security tags, were deployed on OGC Web Services for testing. 

This task also identified potential change requests to OGC
WFS and other OGC Web Services for handling security information in a federated
role-based access control environment. These changes may help the NIEM/IC
transform into more agile and customer-centric frameworks driven by
collaborative partnerships. This transformation is vital to confronting the
security challenges of the future.

 

New Standards activities

Proposed new Working Group: “OWS Common - Security SWG”

The OWS Common Security proposed SWG Charter Members
recommend that the OGC Technical Committee approve an electronic vote to
approve creation of the OWS Common - Security SWG.  The charter is document is posted as [15-080].

The charter is available for review.

Proposed new Working Group: “Temporal WKT for Calendars”

The Temporal WKT for Calendars proposed SWG Charter Members
recommend that the OGC Technical Committee approve an electronic vote to
approve formation of the Temporal WKT SWG as described in [15-072r1].

The charter is available for review.

 

Other activities of note

Proposed Water Standards Interoperability Experiment

The Hydrology DWG proposes an Interoperability Experiment to
assess the difficulty of applying OGC standards in the Water community and to
demonstrate the applicability of those standards. The experiment will combine
different geospatial standards as defined by the OGC (e.g., WaterML 2.0, SOS,
WPS, WFS, WCS, etc.). The region of interest of this experiment is the Scheldt
river basin in Europe.