Geospatial working group formed for water standards

WAYLAND, MA, Apr. 1, 2011 -- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has formed a working group for OGC WaterML 2.0 standards development...

WAYLAND, MA, Apr. 1, 2011 -- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has formed a working group for OGC WaterML 2.0 standards development.

WaterML 2.0 is a candidate OGC encoding standard for the representation of in-situ hydrological observations data and would support encoding of such data in a variety of exchange scenarios.

This could be applied in the exchange of data for operational monitoring and forecasting programs; supporting operation of infrastructure (e.g., dams, supply systems); exchange of observational and forecast data for surface water and groundwater; release of data for public dissemination; enhancing disaster management through data exchange; and exchange in support of national reporting.

The candidate standard, developed by a group of hydrology and water professionals, comprises concepts from a number of existing standards.

For more information, visit www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/waterml2.0swg

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