As a thread of activity in OWS-9, the OWS Innovations thread explores cutting edge topics, and those that require the most experimental, research-oriented approaches. The topics found in this thread represent either new areas of work for the Consortium (such as GPS and Mobile Applications), a desire for new approaches to existing technologies to solve new challenges (such as the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) work), or some combination of the two.
OWS-9 (OGC Web Services Testbed, Phase 9)
CITE Requirements Summary
The OWS-9 work based on the Compliance & Interoperability Testing & Evaluation (CITE) program will advance OGC and industry vendors to develop, test and validate interface specifications, which are anticipated to lead to commercial products suitable for use by NGA, its customers and the broader federal geospatial community.
The OGC Web Services Initiative, Phase 9 (OWS-9 ), is a Testbed within the Interoperability Program. OWS-9 is a global, hands-on and collaborative prototyping activity designed for rapid development and delivery of components and services, as well as experience leading to documented best practices. The results of OWS-9's software prototyping work will be documented as Engineering Reports (ERs) and submitted to the OGC’s Technical Committee for consideration for release as public documents. Many of these Engineering Reports, upon formal adoption within the OGC Standards Program, will become a new standard, a revision to an existing standard, or a best practice.