Peter Benson has authored a 12 page ECCMA white paper, an overview of ISO 8000 and its role in data quality improvement. ISO 8000 sets out to assure data quality and portability between systems by correct ‘syntax and semantic encoding’. By requesting ISO 8000-compliant data, users of proprietary software can protect themselves from data ‘lock in’. Another facet of ISO 8000, specifically the Part 115 quality tag, adds a prefix to data items to disambiguate between different data sources. Companies can issue identifiers for their products or services and register such at the ECCMA SmartPrefix registry. A similar function is available to register legal entities.
The Linux Foundation has announced the LF Edge, a unified open source framework for the internet edge. LF Edge includes Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry and the Open Glossary of Edge Computing, all formerly stand-alone LF projects. The LF Edge also includes a new, ‘agnostic’ standard edge architecture from Zededa.
The Open Geospatial Consortium has unveiled a suite of OGC validation tools, available on the OGC Beta Validator website. A new web feature service test suite is also available along with an updated GeoPackage.
The PPDM association is to release Version 3.10 (three dot ten) of its flagship Public petroleum data model, with support for completions, fracking and water management. The latest release also aligns PPDM’s coordinate reference systems with the authoritative EPSG dataset. Units of measure have been harmonized along with an improved data management capability.
The technical standards committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) convened in Anaheim, CA last October. The TSC is now a part of the SEG’s ‘constituent engagement portfolio’ which is being put together to attract more activity and engagement. SEG-Y R2.0 has seen adoption since its January 2018 release with Chinese and Norwegian regulators now requesting data in this format. Exxon and Shell have also expressed interest. But more generally, standards adoption is challenging, and a great deal of effort is required to ensure that the major vendors are aware of the standards and moving towards adoption. The TSC is also working with IOGP on common ground for the SPS and P1/11 navigation formats. A Repsol-led group of operators is looking at blockchain for seismic data. While ‘this may make sense’ to track ownership and contracts (qv Data Gumbo), the TSC does not believe that logs, positioning and seismic belong in block chain. The TSC is looking at connections between its own standards and the HDF5 format of Energistics’ Resqml. Finally, the TSC observed that it would be a good idea if the SEG’s own SEAM R&D group leverage the the latest SEG standards. More from SEG.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the newly-formed World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) to collaborate on the promotion of geospatial and location-based technologies to government, markets, and industries worldwide. The WGIC was set up to ‘create a common voice’ for the geospatial industry in its dialog with government and industry communities. Initial focus is on interoperability challenges between the geospatial and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets. More from WGIC.
The European Securities and Markets Authority is introducing inline XBRL as the mandatory new reporting format for reporting periods commencing 1 January 2020. The effort includes a complete translation of the IFRS taxonomy into all 23 official languages used in the EU. More from Europa.
The XBRL organization has released a new ‘open information model’ along with an xbrl JSON representation. The ‘syntax-independent’ representation enables transformation between different formats, including XML, CSV, JSON and relational databases.
ANSI, the American National Standard Institute and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have adopted FDT 2.0 as a standard for ‘open’, enterprise-wide device integration. FDT 2.0 will enable integration across various field buses and devices and ‘promote widespread implementation of standards-based automation solutions’. Regarding ‘open’, FDT 2.0 is a Microsoft .NET only technology. Members include Chevron, Emerson, GE, Shell, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Yokogawa. More from FDT Group.
CII, the Construction Industry Institute, has inaugurated a pilot research program devoted to enhancing advanced work packaging.
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