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OGC publishes results from its Testbed-14 Innovation Initiative

By [email protected] - 10th April 2019 - 12:54

The Engineering Reports document state-of-the-art research across topics including OGC APIs, bringing ‘applications to the data’, federated clouds, and more


9 April 2019: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is excited to announce that the Engineering Reports documenting the outcomes and achievements of 2018’s largest Research and Development (R&D) initiative, Testbed-14, are now published and freely available.

The Engineering Reports document state of the art research for a wide range of geospatial IT topics; always with a focus on interoperability and cross-domain communication. They describe prototypes developed by Testbed-14’s participating technology providers, and provide a clear vision on potential new or enhanced OGC standards.

The Engineering Reports developed from Testbed-14 focus on:

  • On-demand deployment and execution of applications in clouds
  • Web-friendly OGC APIs for geospatial data and processing
  • Satellite data access
  • Data modeling and Semantics
  • Machine Learning, LiDAR, CityGML, Portrayal
  • ...and more.

OGC’s annual Testbeds explore current geospatial IT challenges and develop solutions to support various communities, domains, and industry. Testbed-14 produced 21 Engineering Reports, covering a wide range of geospatial IT topics. As with all Testbeds, the results have now been handed over to the OGC Standards Program for further consideration in development of consensus-based open standards and best practices.

Selected Testbed-14 results formed the core content of the Testbed-14 demonstration event (see our coverage of the event on the OGC Blog) held in January at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, Italy. These, and all Testbed-14 results, are documented in the newly published Engineering Reports.

The Engineering Reports are available for free from OGC’s Public Engineering Report Repository. Further information on the outcomes of Testbed-14 is available on the Testbed-14 Initiative web page.

Anyone interested in shaping the direction of future OGC Initiatives, such as the upcoming Testbed-16, is urged to contact [email protected] or submit idea to OGC’s Innovation Program Ideas GitHub Repository.

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