Eurocontrol, Brussels has selected IONIC, California to build a pilot application as part of an effort to evaluate the value of ISO/OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) interoperable web services in providing European-wide interchange of spatial aeronautical information. This pilot project is based on IONIC’s RedSpider Web and relies especially on IONIC’s ISO/OGC compliant web services to distribute information throughout an aeronautical geospatial network that will eventually be part of a world-wide aero-information Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).
Eurocontrol has developed a thick client GIS application, named SkyView2, designed for viewing spatial aeronautical information and enriched it with client side ISO/OGC readers. The interoperability project seeks to investigate means to offer independent ISO/OGC open data sources so that timely updates can be made available via networked means of interchange in the context of SkyView2 or any other ISO/OGC compatible client.
Eurocontrol has requested the expertise of IONIC in the area of ISO/OGC interoperability to evaluate how specifications such as Web Map Service, Web Feature Service, and Style Layer Descriptor can be used to enable the interoperable sharing/dissemination of aeronautical information between various organizations.