2008 September Atlanta

Approved Motions from the September 2008 OGC Technical and Planning Committee Meetings. Meeting Sponsored by ERDAS.

Contents

Acronyms: 1

Policy and Procedure Motions. 1

TC Policies & Procedures Motion. 1

Change to Planning Committee P&P. 2

Version 3 of the OGC Standards Best Practice document 2

PC Motion on Abstract Specification Revision Process. 2

TC Motions. 2 

Motions originating in the Coordinate Reference System DWG.. 2

GML DWG Motions. 3

ISO-OGC Joint Advisory Group Motions. 3

Mass Market DWG Motion. 4

Sensor Web Enablement Motions. 4

Workflow DWG Motion. 4

Web Coverage Service 1.2 SWG Motions. 5

Working Group Informative Motions. 5

Acronyms:

DWG – Domain Working Group

PC – Planning Committee

SWG – Standards Working Group

TC – Technical Committee

Policy and Procedure Motions

TC Policies & Procedures Motion

1.       The TCC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve release of the latest revision of the “OGC Technical Committee Policies and Procedures” as an official OGC P&P Document

a.       Includes TC and PC member approved changes to the Standards Working Group process to allow better communication (Potsdam Meeting)

b.       Includes TC and PC approved new e-voting policy (Potsdam Meeting)

Change to Planning Committee P&P

Distribution and approval of meeting minutes

1.       Still develop minutes. However:

o        Minutes will be posted to the portal.

o        PC Chair will announce availability of minutes

o        Two week review period. Edits can be made

o        There was no objection unanimous consent. Action: Revise PC P&P

Version 3 of the OGC Standards Best Practice document

1.       The Planning Committee approved the TC recommendation that the latest version of 06-135r3 be approved as an OGC Best Practice

a.      Discussion that at some point this BP will need to be aligned with the new OGC Standards Policy document.

b.      There was no objection to unanimous consent

PC Motion on Abstract Specification Revision Process

1.       That the TC Policies and Procedures be revised to align the Abstract Spec revision process with the current SWG process for revision to an approved standard.

a.       Staff took the action to revise the TC P&P and announce the recommended change to the TC for their review and discussion

b.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

TC Motions

Motions originating in the Coordinate Reference System DWG

1.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve an electronic vote for the release of OGC 07-092r3 - “Definition identifier URNs in OGC namespace” as an OGC Best Practices Document. This document will replace the current best practice document.

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

2.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve a change to the OGC Abstract Specification Topic 2 as documented in pending document OGC 08-010r1 - “Topic 2 change request - Correct grid cell terms”

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

3.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve a change to Abstract Specification Topic 2 as documented in pending document OGC 08-089r3 “Topic 2 change request - Correct inconsistencies”.

a.       Discussion about the OGC processes related to maintenance of the Abstract Specification. Agreement to align the AS revision process with the spec revision process. See motion in the Policy section.

b.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

4.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve a change to Abstract Specification Topic 2 as documented pending document OGC 08-149: Topic 2 change request - Change associations to GeneralParameterValue

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent

GML DWG Motions

1.       The TC recommends that PC approve an electronic vote for the release of a revision to the OGC Best Practice document 06-188r1 according to change request 08-130, which is a technical amendment adding a GML 3.2 implementation for a Discrete Coverage Encoding (interleaved pattern)

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

2.       INFORMATIVE: The GML DWG recommends that the OGC Technical Committee assigns the task of developing guidelines or policy additions regarding the versioning of standards that include an XML encoding to an appropriate group within the consortium.

a.       There was no objection unanimous consent.

b.       Note: A number of OGC members volunteered to participate in this ad-hoc activity.

ISO-OGC Joint Advisory Group Motions

1.       The TC recommends the OGC PC authorize an e-vote (2 week duration beginning 3 weeks after the documents are available):  OGC endorses the advancement of WFS/FE - ISO 19142/19143 Final CD to DIS and anticipates that the DIS documents to become OGC WFS V2.0 and anticipating minor edits may be needed.

a.       Discussion on the fact that:

                                                               i.      That there should be a JAG motion for TC consideration for each step of an OGC document that has been submitted to ISO and is moving through the ISO process

                                                             ii.      That the OGC does have the right to retract a document from the ISO process if there are issues of concern to the OGC membership

b.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

 

2.       The TC recommends that OGC PC endorses joint project with ISO/TC 211 to create a common O&M standard based upon the OGC O&M v2 (08-141) as the base document.

a.       Discussion that the TC was not adequately informed of the fact that 08-141 is a blended document that was generated as part of getting the document ready for submission to ISO.

3.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Mass Market DWG Motion

1.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve an electronic vote for approving release of the KML Standard Development Process 08-125r1 as an OGC Best Practice document.

                                                               i.      The intent is that this document will eventually be developed as an alternative standards development process for use by any SWG.

                                                             ii.      There will be a statement on the cover page stating the purpose (short and longer term) of this document

b.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Sensor Web Enablement Motions

1.       The TC recommends that the PC approve release of document OGC 08-071, “Support for Georeferenceable Imagery” as an OGC Public Discussion Document.

a.       Once edits to the version as posted to pending are made and the document resubmitted

b.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

2.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve release of 08-127 (adding a GML 3.2 implementation for SensorML and SWE Common - OGC Standard 07-000 ) as an OGC Public Discussion Paper

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent

3.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve release of 08-129 (adding a GML 3.2 implementation for Sampling Features - OGC Standard 07-002r3 ) as a Public Discussion Paper.

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

4.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve release of 08-128 (adding a GML 3.2 implementation for Observations and for Observations Extensions - OGC Standard 07-022r1) as an OGC Public Discussion Paper.

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

5.       The SWE WG recommends that the Technical Committee approve release of the OGC 08-132 “Event Pattern Markup Language” and OGC 08-133 “Sensor Event Service Interface Report as OGC Discussion Papers.

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent

Workflow DWG Motion

1.       The TC recommends that the OGC Planning Committee approve release of 08-123 “Transactional WPS Extension (WPS-T)“ as an OGC Discussion Document

a.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Web Coverage Service 1.2 SWG Motions

1.       The TC recommends PC approve an electronic vote and associated IPR review for adoption of the WCS 1.1 Transaction extension as an OGC Adopted Standard (document OGC 07-068r3)

                                                               i.      Discussion on clarification of the name of the extension.  Staff to do.

                                                             ii.      Discussion on how “transaction” is defined in the document. Transaction is used in Web Feature Service and Catalogue also. Concern that there is no OGC definition for “transaction” as well as there not being any abstract specification related to “transaction”. Action: OAB to discuss.

b.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

2.       The TC recommends PC approve an electronic vote and associated IPR review for adoption of the WCS 1.1 Processing Serviceextension as an OGC Standard. Documents for consideration are:

a.       “Web Coverage Service — Processing extension”

                                                               i.      These four pending documents are:

1.       OGC 08-059r1: WCS 1.1.2 Processing Extension

2.       OGC 08-053: WCS 1.1.2 Processing Extension Abstract Test Suite

3.       OGC 08-069: Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS) Abstract Test Suite

4.       OGC 08-068: Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS)

b.       There was no objection to unanimous consent.

Working Group Informative Motions

1.       The EONRE DWG recommends that the OGC Technical Committee approve a change of the “EONRE DWG” name to “Earth Systems Science DWG,” and that the charter be revised as appropriate.

2.       GML Standards Working Group is now persistent.

3.       Hydrology ad-hoc agreed to develop charter and form a new Hydrology Domain Working Group