OGC Issues RFQ and Call for Participation in NGA "NSG Profiles Plugweek" Pilot.WAYLAND, Mass. -- The Open Geospatial Consortium The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international voluntary consensus standards organization. In the OGC, more than 330 commercial, governmental, nonprofit and research organizations worldwide collaborate in an open consensus process encouraging development and , Inc. has issued a Request For Quotation A Request for Quotation (referred to as RFQ) is a standard business process whose purpose is to invite suppliers into a bidding process to bid on specific products and/or services.
An RFQ typically involves more than the price per item. and Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals for the NSG NSG Naturschutzgebiet (German: Nature Reserve)
NSG Nuclear Suppliers Group
NSG National System for Geospatial-Intelligence
NSG Naval Security Group
NSG National Security Guards (India) Profiles Plugweek Pilot, which will begin in August and end in October. (NSG is the National System for Geospatial Intelligence.) The sponsor, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Noun 1. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security
NGA (NGA Noun 1. NGA - a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency ), will provide profiles of the OGC OGC Office of Government Commerce (UK government)
OGC Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
OGC Office of the General Counsel
OGC Open GIS Consortium, Inc. Web Map Service, Web Feature Service and Web Coverage Service Interface Standards. The RFQ/CFP is available at: www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/58.
With the help of Plugweek participants, the NGA will examine the suitability and performance of these profiles and corresponding profile compliance tests. The NGA is providing cost-sharing funds and seeks to involve as many participants as possible.
The RFQ/CFP invites prospective participants to submit proposals for providing and deploying hardware and software and contributing to the final technology suite for the test network. The sponsor will decide which submitters will be offered cost-sharing funds. Participants will use the profiles mentioned above and also schemas and data provided by the NGA.
NSG Profiles Plugweek is an opportunity for vendors, users, and other interested parties to mutually refine services, interfaces and protocols in the context of a hands-on engineering experience that is intended to shape the future of the NGA's web based Coming from a Web server. See Web application. information distribution systems. Another benefit is that this effort has well-defined objectives, while providing a significant opportunity to explore alternatives in a unique hands-on engineering context.
Instructions for submitting proposals are provided in the RFQ/CFP. Proposals are due by August 3, 2009. Non-member proposals will be considered if a completed application for OGC membership accompanies or precedes a letter of intent to submit a proposal.
The OGC[R] is an international industry consortium of more than 385 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location services, and mainstream IT. They empower developers to make complex spatial information and services useful with all kinds of applications. See http://www.opengeospatial.org.