[OGC Press Release] The OGC Seeks Participants for Surface Water Interoperability Experiment

OGC Press announce at opengeospatial.org
Thu May 13 15:46:40 EDT 2010

For information about this announcement, contact:

Lance McKee
Senior Staff Writer
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-508-655-5858
outreach at opengeospatial.org


Wayland, Massachusetts, May 13, 2010.  The Open Geospatial
Consortium (OGC) will launch a Hydrology Surface Water
Interoperability Experiment (IE) on 15 June, 2010. The OGC is
requesting participation by organizations that are interested in
sharing surface water data.

The Surface Water IE will advance the development of WaterML 2.0 and
test its use with various OGC service standards. The IE will also
contribute to the development of a hydrology domain feature model and
vocabularies, which are essential for interoperability within the
hydrology domain.

The experiment will develop and test WaterML 2.0 to insure that three
typical hydrological use case scenarios are supported:

-- Surface water data exchange across national and organizational

-- Surface water flow data discovery for forecast modeling

-- Quantifying the flow of surface water to coastal systems

The IE will also test implementations of OGC services and clients that
are required to support these objectives. The results of the IE will
be documented in OGC engineering reports and change requests to
existing OGC standards.

The Interoperability Experiment initiators include these OGC Members:
the International Office for Water - Service d'Administration National
des Données et Référentiels sur l'Eau (Sandre);
Service Centre Information Technology of the German Federal Ministry
of Transport, Building and Urban Development (DLZ-IT BMVBS); US
Geological Survey; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation; KISTERS Environmental and Resource Management Software
Solutions; and disy Informationssysteme GmbH. This IE is also
supported by the World Meteorological Organisation.

A summary of the activity plan, requirements for participation,
schedule, and kick-off meeting details are available at
Expressions of interest in participating are due by 12 June, 2010.

Contact David Arctur (  darctur at opengeospatial.org ) for further details 
or to
register as a participant.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 395
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable
solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based
services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology
developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and
useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
Visit the OGC website at   http://www.opengeospatial.org/.

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