Standards stuff

CFIHOS V 1.4. D-WIS drilling interoperability. IIC and OGC collaborate. GeoTIFF V1.1. IOGP guide to P6/11 seismic binning. Open Industry 4.0. PPDM progress on 3.10. XBRL OIM for JSON and CSV. UK Data Exploration License. ‘Pint’, computing with units.

V 1.4 of Cfihos, the capital facilities information handover standard, has just been released with ‘improved and aligned’ tag and equipment class names (now called ‘things’), enhanced data requirements and updated implementation documents. Cfihos is in the process of transitioning from its Dutch origin chez USPI-NL to the UK headquartered IOGP. The aim is ultimately for an ISO standard. More from LinkedIn.

Speaking at a recent IADC Drilling Automation Technology Forum Total’s Daryl Fett floated a new standard, ‘D-WIS’ targeting drilling and wells interoperability. More in our report from the Upstream Intelligence Data Driven Drilling & Production Conference elsewhere in this issue.

The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Open Geospatial Consortium are to work together to further IoT industry market adoption. The orgs are to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security, and privacy for the industrial Internet.

The Open Geospatial Consortium has approved GeoTIFF V1.1 as an OGC standard. GeoTIFF is used by the geospatial and earth science communities to share geographic image data. V1.1 formalizes the GeoTIFF specification, integrating it into OGC’s standardization process and aligning the spec with the EPSG geodetic parameter dataset. The standard is also backed by NASA for its Earth Observation products. More from the GeoTIFF standard home page.

The IOGP has issued Report 483-6u, a user guide to its P6/11seismic bin grid data exchange format. The report provides guidance to the writing, application and use of the P6/11 data exchange format. The P6/11 format replaces both the legacy P6/98 bin grid data exchange format and the UKOOA P1/90 data exchange format.

Software AG has joined the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, an open ecosystem and framework for interoperability between IT and OT vendors in the process and other industries. Software AG’s focus is IoT connectivity, open edge computing and as a ‘hybrid integration operator’. More from OI 4.0.

PPDM reports progress on V3.10 of its eponymous upstream data model. Work on the hydraulic fracturing, water management, units of measure and coordinate reference systems is nearly complete. The Rules Team is moving forward with the enhanced application and classification work. More from PPDM.

The XBRL Standards Board has approved a new release of the Open Information Model (OIM) and xBRL-JSON specifications. OIM sets out to ‘simplify and modernize’ XBRL and to support exchange of XBRL data into other formats. An xBRL-JSON version is already available and XBRL is now working on xBRL-CSV, a translator for the ‘exceptionally efficient’ comma separated values format familiar to Excel hackers. More from XBRL.

The UK government’s Geospatial Commission has published a Data Exploration License to ‘harmonize and simplify’ access and use of geospatial data. The license gives free access to data held by the British Geological Survey, Coal Authority, HM Land Registry, Ordnance Survey and the UK Hydrographic Office, for research, development and innovation purposes. The Commission is now working on a machine-readable version of the license for open and commercial usages.

Finally, another heads-up from Agile Scientific which brought the following programming gem to our attention. ‘Pint’ is Python library that carries physical units around with computing quantities. The computer figures out the best units and multipliers to use for a particular calculation, handling dimensional analysis and detecting units from strings. More from Agile and Pint.

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