Apply To Participate in The Open Geospatial Consortium’s Testbed-16 Innovation

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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for participation in its next major Innovation Initiative, Testbed-16.Testbed-16 will address some of the hottest geospatial IT topics of this new decade: Earth Observation Clouds; Data Integration, Interoperability & Analytics; Data Containers; and Security.

OGC Testbeds, an annual activity of OGC’s Innovation Program, is a fast-paced, multi-vendor, collaborative effort where participants follow a rapid prototyping approach to design, develop, and test solutions to sponsors’ location-related problems. OGC Testbeds give room for research and new ideas, while also exploring the “fitness for use” of existing standards and solutions.

OGC Testbed results, in the form of Engineering Reports, are provided to OGC’s Standards Program, where they are reviewed, revised, and potentially advanced as new international open standards. Organizations participating in Testbeds, therefore, gain a ‘first to market’ competitive advantage and early first-hand knowledge of the latest industry standards.

Each year, OGC Testbeds integrate requirements and ideas from a number of different sponsors. This pooling of ideas and requirements creates several symbiotic effects. In response to these ideas and requirements, Testbed-16 will address the following topics:

  • Earth Observation Clouds* and Jupyter Notebooks
  • Data Access and Processing API for Geospatial Data
  • Discrete Global Grid System
  • Aviation
  • Machine Learning
  • Full Motion Video and Moving Features
  • Analysis Ready Data
  • Data Centric Security and Federated Security
  • GeoPackage
  • OpenAPI

Funding is available to offset the cost of participation.

To learn more about participating in an OGC Testbed, join us for a Q&A Webinar on the 28th of January, 2020.

To apply to participate in Testbed-16, respond to the Call For Participation 

For useful background information on the EOC Architecture developed in OGC initiatives over the last 2 years, see the previously issued OGC Earth Observation Applications Pilot CFP. Also, watch this short video on YouTube about how OGC’s Innovation Program can benefit your organization.

For further information click the Testbed-16 webpage or contact techdesk@opengeospatial.org.

Deadline: The CFP submission deadline is February 9, 2020. The project will start with a kick-off meeting scheduled for early April 2020.

Participation is open to everyone.

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