Testbed-15 provides a business opportunity for stakeholders to mutually define, refine, and evolve OGC service interfaces and protocols in the context of hands-on experience and feedback. Work on Testbed-15 commenced with the elicitation of Sponsor requirements in 2018.
The outcomes of Testbed-15 are expected to shape the future of geospatial software development and data publication. The Sponsors are supporting this vision with cost-sharing funds to partially offset the costs associated with development, engineering, and demonstration of these outcomes. This offers selected Participants a unique opportunity to recoup a portion of their initiative expenses.
Organizations selected to participate in Testbed-15 will develop prototype solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements and scenarios. These are described in detail in the CFP (see below). Participants’ prototype solutions will implement existing OGC standards as well as new prototype interface and encoding specifications introduced or developed in Testbed-15. Prototype specifications may ultimately become official, member approved OGC standards, revisions to existing OGC standards, or best practices for using OGC standards.
The Sponsors’ requirements have been organized into the following technical threads:
Thread 1: Secure Data and Federated Clouds
Federated Cloud Analytics
Thread 2: Cloud Processing and Portrayal
Earth Observation Process and Application Discovery
Open Portrayal Framework
Thread 3: Machine Learning and Delta Updates
OGC Testbeds are part of OGC’s Innovation Program, a global, hands-on, collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test, innovate, and deliver proven candidate standards into OGC’s Standards Program, where they are formalized for public release.
Previous OGC Innovation Initiatives have helped transformed how we share and use geospatial information, from advancing the sharing of digital maps over the web (e.g. WMS) to new encodings (e.g. GeoPackage) that are empowering mobile users with powerful geospatial tools.