Standards-Based Interoperability

  • Introduction
    • Definition/Description (What) – is an operational requirement needed to achieve the maximum benefit for geospatial systems investment resulting in increased access to and sharing of functional capabilities for applications, services, data, and infrastructure to meet …...more

  • Standards-Based Interoperability Approach
    • The requirement for Federal Agencies to implement the Federal Information Technology Shared Services Strategy[1] and to make “Shared-First” their default approach to IT service planning and delivery, will require a standards-based approach for implementation. To …...more

  • Standards Value Proposition
    • “The value of a [geospatial service] component increases in proportion to the number of places it can be used.”[1],[2],[3]Geospatial service components are a self-contained process, service, or IT capability with pre-determined functionality that may be …...more

  • Standards View: Open Standards vs Open Source
    • Confusion in the understanding and use of the terms “Open Standards” and “Open Source” resulted in the development of a White Paper prepared collaboratively by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Open Source Geospatial …...more

  • Standards Governance
    • The Federal Open Data Policy[1] requires agencies to collect or create information in a way that supports downstream information processing and dissemination activities. This includes using machine-readable and open formats, data standards, and common core …...more

  • Standards-Based Acquisition Guidance: Reference Sources
    • Geospatial standards-based acquisition guidance in the form of procurement language and “boiler plate” templates does not readily exist across the community. While the value of standards are clear, one of the challenges facing standardization is the …...more

  • Stakeholder Performance Guidance
    • It is incumbent upon an organization’s procurement documentation to ensure the inclusion of the appropriate standards compliance references when contracting for geoprocessing software, data, technology, applications and services; whereby promoting vendor neutrality. This will enable …...more

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