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 http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/69. The public comment period closes on August 23rd, 2010.
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