OGC seeks participants for international Soil Data Interoperability Experiment


The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Soil Interoperability Experiment (Soil IE).The goal is to validate a common soils data model which each system uses to communicate with all other soil information systems by running an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) interoperability experiment.

The OGC members that are acting as initiators of the Soil Data Interoperability Experiment are: CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Australia; Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd; and, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Netherlands. All three organizations are members of the Working Group on Soil Information Standards (WGSIS) of International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS).

The initiators ask for interested organizations to indicate their support and commitment to be involved in this interoperability experiment. Potential participants are invited to attend the upcoming OGC Technical Committee meeting in Boulder Colorado to learn more. A summary of the activity plan, requirements for participation, schedule, and kick-off meeting details are available here.