OGC Requests Information on Earth Observation Big Data
Organizations are invited to provide feedback on the draft Earth Observation Cloud Applications architecture, and express their interest in joining the upcoming evaluation Pilot
11 April 2019: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), in collaboration with The European Space Agency (ESA), is seeking industry feedback on its draft Earth Observation Big Data Architecture and a planned Earth Observation Big Data Analytics Market Enablement Initiative coming up later this year.
Over the last two years, as an outcome of OGC’s Testbed-13 and Testbed-14 Interoperability Initiatives, OGC, in collaboration with ESA and other OGC member sponsors, developed a software architecture that allows deploying and executing applications close to the physical location of big data, such as Earth Observation data (e.g. remote sensed images), model outputs (e.g. climate forecasts), and other in situ data. The architecture features a set of emerging specifications that will standardize the full data-analysis life cycle.
The cloud-hosted data-analysis life cycle includes: application development and description; containerization; registration at app stores; discovery and on-request deployment in cloud environments; parameterized execution and final result access. This life cycle occurs in harmony with business functions such as quoting and billing.
Developed in a rapid prototyping research environment, the software architecture is now ready for real world testing and...