Latest Headlines

Twenty-one Participants Join Sponsors to Kick off OGC Web Services 1.2 08.12.2002

The OGC kicked off the second threadset of its Web Services Initiative Phase 1 recently with a four day meeting in Herndon, Virginia.

The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) kicked off the second threadset of its Web Services Initiative Phase 1 (OWS-1.2) recently with a four day meeting in Herndon, Virginia. OWS is long-term project that aims to advance interoperable geospatial and imagery web services technology, support development of a multi-vendor portable demonstration, and feed requirements and recommendations into OGC's OpenGIS Specification process. OWS 1.2 will focus on developing new OGC interface specifications in the areas of image handling, sensor web enablement, service chaining, and feature handling, as well as, extending existing OGC interface specifications, and draft engineering specifications developed in OWS1.1 and other OGC Interoperability Initiatives.

OWS-1.2 is sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin (LMC), National Aeronautics and Space Admininstration (NASA) and National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). Areas of interest for the OWS-1.2 sponsors include continuing work on the Common Architecture using Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) a phone book-like directory for Web services, web-based image exploitation, feature handling via Web Feature Services and GML 3.0 and further refinements of SensorWeb Enablement.

Twenty-one participants will address these and other topics working toward a demonstration on November 21, 2002. This phase of the initiative is expected to produce twenty Interoperability Program Reports (IPRs) and various prototypical software components exercising the interface specifications defined in those IPRs.

OWS 1.1 resulted in an extensive demonstration using data from New York City. OWS 1.1 participants also developed a series of Interoperability Program Reports (IPRs). IPRs are not public documents, nor do they reflect official OGC positions, but they are key stepping-stones to future work and specifications. IPRs from OWS 1 included technology discussion about geospatial service interactions and dependencies, common mechanism to classify, register, describe, search, maintain and access information about OGC Web resources, the sharing of gridded or image data on the Web, the sharing of map features on the Web, map delivery, and the management and communication of data from real time sensors.

OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 230 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC website at

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB April 2015 Cover

2015 April

In this April 2015 issue of POB, we explore how AVEVA solutions and laser scanning gave international contractor Ariosh some real competitive advantages in challenging oil and gas revamp projects.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Is Work Better Today?

Surveyors, how has the newest technologies available to the profession affected you? Compared to five years ago, work today is …
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.