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IOGP Geomatics Guidance Note 3. Google Cloud joins OPC Foundation. OPC teams with CESMII and Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. Oil Companies International Marine Forum publishes ‘Dynamic positioning failure mode’ guide. Open Geospatial Consortium approves HDF5. Industrial Internet Consortium white paper on distributed ledgers in the IIoT. New ISO standards for the IoT. Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry ‘Geneva’ release. NIST on a Chip. PPDM V3 of Well Status & Classification taxonomy. PPDM Board explains relationship with OSDU. Alliance for the Internet of Things and the Semantic Interoperability Expert Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) to compile ontology landscape for the IoT.

The IOGP has published Geomatics Guidance Note 3 covering coordinate and area descriptions for contract and unitization definitions. The Note, Version 6 of a publication that first came out in 1995, targets licensing authorities and regulators, operators and joint venture partners with advice on the correct characterization of contract areas, license block boundaries and unitization agreements which, in the past ‘have often have been inadequately described’.

Google Cloud has joined the OPC Foundation and is to ‘offer’ OPC UA in a ‘commitment to openness and industry collaboration’. Google Cloud will use OPC UA to incorporate machine data into its analytics and AI solutions. More on Google Cloud’s Industry 4.0 efforts in the video.

The OPC has teamed with CESMII, the Clean Energy and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and OI4, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance to develop an internet-hosted database of OPC UA information models, publicly accessible through a RESTful interface. The library targets scada system developers looking to leverage industrial assets containing non-standardized information models. OPC has also extended its OPC UA compliance test tool (UACTT) which now validates PA-DIM (Process Automation Device Integration Model), PLCopen and MDIS companion specs. More from OPC.

OCIMF, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum has published a 90 page guide titled ‘Dynamic positioning failure mode effects analysis assurance framework risk-based guidance’. The guide was authored following safety concerns arising from several North Sea incidents involving dynamically positioned vessels.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership has approved the Hierarchical Data Format Version 5 (HDF5) Core as an official OGC Standard. HDF5 is a data model, programming interface and storage model for managing an ‘unlimited variety’ of data types. HDF5 is said to be suited to scientific and engineering geospatial applications that employ complex multidimensional datasets to describe phenomena that change over time and/or space. More from OGC.

The Industrial Internet Consortium has published a white paper on ‘Distributed Ledgers in the IIoT’. The publication covers blockchain and other distributed ledgers and their potential use in the industrial internet. DLs are said to be ‘relevant to industrial IoT … providing a safe, immutable distributed ledger that stores sensor data and allows information to be verified without relying on a third-party authority’. However, the report warns that blockchains suffer from the ‘scalability trilemma’ in that they can generally have only two of the following three properties: decentralization, security and scalability. The report concludes that ‘Permissioned DLs appear to currently be the most successfully deployed solution today, particularly with the supply chain use case’. The report does not appear to address the impossibility of connecting the digital and real worlds. In which context we suggest a read of our 2018 ‘blockchain is bullshit’ editorial.

ISO has released three standards for the IoT. ISO/IEC 21823-2 specifies a transport framework for interoperability. ISO/IEC TR 30164 describes concepts, terminologies and use cases. ISO/IEC TR 30166 adds technical and functional elements of the IIoT. To learn more, visit ISO and prepare your Swiss Francs to satisfy ISO’s unfriendly pay-to-view policy.

The new ‘Geneva’ release of the Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry promises simplified deployment, optimized analytics, secure connectivity for multiple devices and more robust security. The Foundation reports that since its launch in 2017 there have been 5 million container downloads of EdgeX.

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched NIST on a Chip, a program to bring cutting-edge measurement-science technology and expertise to users in industry, defense, medicine and academia. NOAC will develop accurate quantum-based standards and sensors that are traceable to the International System of Units, making ultra-reliable measurement technology available anywhere and anytime.

The PPDM Association has published V3 of its Well Status & Classification taxonomy offering ‘well-defined reference value lists which convey information with precision and clarity’. The taxonomy was developed with help from Chevron. The free publication is available from PPDM (sign in required).

The PPDM Board has written to its membership to explain its relationship with OSDU, the open subsurface data universe. PPDM is in discussion with the OSDU leadership on a possible new OSDU training and certification role.

AIOTI, the Alliance for the Internet of Things and the Semantic Interoperability Expert Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) are looking for help in compiling an ontology landscape for the IoT. The group has drafted a template which, while useful, is ‘difficult for industrial practitioners to understand’. More too from AIOTI.

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