[OGC Press Release] OGC Seeks Comments on Earth Observation Profile of Sensor Planning Service Standard

OGC Press announce at opengeospatial.org
Tue Aug 17 13:00:43 EDT 2010

For information about this announcement, contact:

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


17 August, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®)
members are seeking comments on the "Earth Observation Satellite
Tasking Extension for OGC® Sensor Planning Service (SPS)." The SPS
configuration proposed in this profile supports the programming of
Earth Observation (EO) sensor systems. The candidate standard
describes a single SPS configuration that can be supported by many
satellite data providers who have existing facilities for managing
sensor system programming requests.

This SPS standard defines interfaces for queries that provide
information about the capabilities of a sensor and how to task the
sensor, where the sensor may be any type of sensor with a digital
interface. The SPS and EO-SPS standards are part of the OGC Sensor Web
Enablement (SWE) (
http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe  ) suite
of standards. SWE standards enable developers to describe, discover,
task, and access any Internet or Web accessible sensor, transducer and
sensor data repository.

The candidate OGC® Sensor Planning Service Application Profile for
Earth Observation Sensors and information on submitting comments on
this document are available at
http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/70. The public
comment period closes on September 16, 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 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/contact.

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