The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has adopted the OGC OWS Context Conceptual Model and the associated OGC OWS Context ATOM Encoding as OGC adopted standards, along with schemas and examples.
One key element to efficiently handling any emergency or operation is a common “situational awareness”. The ability to share the same common operational picture between all respondents is critical. The OGC answer to address this paradigm is the OWS Context specification. In a crisis, when time is of the essence, an emergency responder, a soldier or a geospatial analyst can create a view of the situation by pulling together feature data, map data and imagery data. This data can be supplemented with text or graphics to point out areas of interest. All of this can then be captured in an OWS Context document in order to share a common assessment of a situation with others setting the framework from which all operations will then have a common understanding.
As Technical Committee Members, Envitia Supported the OGC during the development of use cases, requirements and build of conceptual data models.