OGC Geo4NIEM Webinar will demonstrate enhanced use of geospatial capabilities with the US National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
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OGC Geo4NIEM Webinar will demonstrate enhanced use of geospatial capabilities with the US National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

  
The sponsors of the OGC Geo4NIEM Initiative:
 
 
and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invite interested organizations to attend the OGC Geo4NIEM Demo public webinar on 19 September 2013 from 1030-1130am EDT. Geo4NIEM is an OGC initiative named Geospatial Enhancements for the US National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).
 
Working from a scenario in which a hurricane strikes New York City, the initiative's technology provider participants will show how enhanced geospatial capabilities enable situational awareness through the ability to identify, process, and comprehend critical information about an incident. OGC Geo4NIEM Initiative technology provider participants include OGC members Galdos, The Carbon Project, Luciad and ArdentMC.
 
In the demo, specific Information Exchange Packages (IEPs) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are implemented using widely employed open standards to support rapid and flexible communication of geospatial information in cross-community information exchange domains such as public safety, emergency management and maritime operations oversight. The following two NIEM information exchanges were used for testing and demonstration in this project.
The Geo4NIEM OGC Initiative addressed specific functional requirements to meet the following objectives:
Using GML opens up many opportunities to integrate NIEM applications with geospatial web services based on OGC interface standards such as the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface Standard. Web services that use OGC standards make it possible, for example, to: keep data current with updates from diverse sources; tailor data presentation (e.g. map styles) on the fly for different communities; and exploit powerful cloud based transaction services and processing resources. GML has become a "common language" for spatial communication in NIEM-related domains such as aviation, weather, urban modeling, hydrology and ocean observation.
 
After the webinar, a detailed Geo4NIEM OGC Engineering Report will be made available to the public on the OGC Public Engineering Report website.
 
OGC testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments are part of the OGC Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate spatial encoding and interface standards into the OGC Standards Program, where they are formalized for release as adopted OGC Standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.
 
The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 475 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. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/.

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