June 26, 2014—22 public Engineering Reports resulted from the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC®) recently completed OGC Interoperability Testbed 10 (OSW-10), the most recent in the OGC's yearly series of major geospatial interoperability testbeds. Eight of these reports focused on Aviation Information Management. Use cases and scenarios provided by Testbed 10 sponsors defined the interoperability requirements. The Engineering Reports document interoperability prototypes developed by the testbed's participating technology providers. They describe work in progress on potential new standards and work done to validate candidate standards or improve adopted standards. This information may be useful to implementors of OGC standards, but OGC Engineering Reports do not represent official OGC positions.
The OGC Public Engineering Reports web page provides links to the Engineering Reports. (Select “Date” in the table header to see the most recent reports listed first.) Some are still being edited and have not yet been posted.
The Testbed 10 Aviation Engineering Reports include: OGC Testbed 10 Aviation Dissemination of Weather Data Engineering Report (14-038r1) OGC Testbed 10 Aviation Human Factor Based Portrayal of Digital NOTAMs (14-039) OGC Testbed 10 Engineering Report: GML for Aviation Conformance Testing (14-000) OGC Testbed 10 FIXM GML Schema (14-037) OGC Testbed 10 Recommendations for the Exchange of Terrain Data (14-006) OGC Testbed 10 Report on Aviation Architecture (14-008) OGC Testbed 10 Report on Aviation Binding AIXM to Development Tools (14-007) OGC Testbed 10 WFS Temporality Extension Discussion Paper Revision (12-027r3)
The OGC Testbed 10 FIXM GML Schema Engineering Report, for example, provides guidance for implementing the Flight Information Exchange Model (FIXM) using the same best practice as the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and the Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM). These implementations employ ISO and OGC standards. The report is aimed at system and client developers whose software is intended to use the FIXM data encoding for the exchange of flight information.
The sponsors of the upcoming OGC Testbed 11 testbed activity are reviewing the results of Testbed 10 and developing new sets of interoperability requirements to be addressed by Testbed 11's participating technology providers. OGC Testbed 11 requirements will undoubtedly include additional Aviation Information Management interoperability requirements.
Contact the OGC to learn more about OGC Testbed 11 and how you might get involved as a sponsor or technology provider participant.
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