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Surface water interoperability experiment concluded

August 27, 2012

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced the publication of its final report on the Surface Water Interoperability Experiment (SWIE).

OGC’s Hydrology Domain Working Group (HDWG) designed the experiment to advance development of the open data standard WaterML 2.0. Then the group tested use of the standard with various OGC service standards:

  • Sensor Observation Service (SOS)
  • Web Feature Service (WFS)
  • Web Map Service (WMS), and
  • Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW).

The report describes the methods, results, issues, and recommendations.

A secondary aim was to contribute to the development of a hydrology domain feature model and vocabularies. The model and corresponding vocabularies are essential for interoperability in the hydrology domain. They were not the main focus for the experiment.

KISTERS is a proud member of the OGC and a key contributor to the the SWIE. Other organizations who contribute to the success of the SWIE include:

  • Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • Office International de l’Eau – Sandre
  • USGS
  • Deltares USA

You may download a copy of the final report here.