The organizations sponsoring OWS-8 seek open standards that address their interoperability requirements. OWS-8 will be organized around the following threads:
1) Observation Fusion -- Detection, tracking, and bookmarking of moving objects in video using Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) and other OGC standards; as well as coverage access and processing.
2) Geosynchronization (Gsync) -- Distributing bulk data sets, while addressing synchronization and updates of geospatial data across a hierarchical Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).
3) Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI) -- Advancement of semantic mediation among heterogeneous data models via the OGC Web Feature Service WFS Interface standard; style registries and styling services; KML; and UML/OCL for schema automation on domain models.
4) Aviation -- Delivery, filtering and update of Aeronautical Information Exchange (AIXM) 5.1 using WFS-Transactional and OGC Filter Encoding standards; validating emerging metadata and OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard profiles; event notification architecture, including NOTAM events; Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) using coverages for encoding weather and radar datasets, on-demand Coordinate Reference System (CRS) transformations, distributed architectures for Units of Measure (UoM), and probabilistic Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF) decision making applications.
The RFQ/CFP includes details of these threads as well as details of the 6 December 2010 bidders' conference ( http://opengeospatial.webex.com/), the selection process and kickoff. Proposal responses are due by 5:00 p.m., 14 January 2011. If your organization is interested in participating, contact David Arctur at Email Contact.
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