Standards Stuff

IESG rolls out GeoURI. Open Grid Forum binary data standard, PCA/FIATECH Joint Reference Data.

The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) has announced ‘GeoURI,’ a uniform resource identifier for geographic locations as a ‘Proposed Standard.’ The spec has backing from the IESG’s Geographic Location/Privacy (GEOPRIV) Working Group and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) communities. A GeoURI identifies a physical location and coordinate reference system in a ‘compact, human-readable, and protocol-independent way.’ The default coordinate reference system used is WGS-84. Geographic locations in this document are defined using WGS-84, equivalent to the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) Surveying and Positioning Committee EPSG (European Petroleum Survey Group). More from links/1004_13.

The Open Grid Forum has published its Data Format Description Language (DFDL) v1.0 Core Specification. The XML spec describes the structure of binary and textual files and data streams and targets data exchange in HPC, grid and distributed computing. More from

The POSC Caesar Association and FIATECH have announced a ‘Joint Operational Reference Data’ project that sets out to create a ‘stable, scalable and commercially-viable operation of the ISO15926 reference data system and associated services.’ Deliverables include a business model for the project and sustainable long term operation.

A neat website houses XML schema for a range of standards including PIDX (links/1004_14, although it does not appear to have been updated for a while.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2010 Issue # 4.

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