[OGC Press Release] OGC Seeks Comments on MovingObjectSnapshot Standard

OGC Press Release announce at opengeospatial.org
Thu Jul 8 09:43:51 EDT 2010

Wayland, Mass., 8 July, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®)
is seeking public comment on a Geography Markup Language (GML) XML
encoding for describing the characteristics of a moving object, such as a
GPS enabled car. This candidate standard provides a way of describing in
simple terms the motion of an object, such as a car driving through city
streets or a person walking in a park.

This candidate standard fills a need for “lightweight” packets of tracking
information, such as direction and velocity, that can be communicated
between diverse platforms and applications supporting mobile
location-aware devices. The GML encoding used in this candidate standard 
is compatible with a wide range of other standard encodings used in other
communities, such as emergency services.

The candidate standard and information on submitting comments on this
document are available at
The public comment period closes on August 7th, 2010.

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 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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