[OSGeo-Standards] A new OGC Standards Working Group is being proposed: Land Development SWG

Carl Reed creed at opengeospatial.org
Wed Nov 14 13:19:02 PST 2012

Dear OSGeo community

A new OGC Standards Working Group is being proposed: Land Development SWG

>From the charter the proposed scope of work is:

The scope of work of this Land Development SWG shall include the following 

1) Develop a conceptual model from the as-is LandXML 1.2 XML schema using 
UML class diagrams.

2) Develop a proposed conceptual model by modifying the as-is model, based 
on user requirement input from the Land Development DWG and other relevant 

3) Create an implementation-independent OGC Land Standard, Part 1 – Common 
Architecture based on the modified conceptual model.

Future work of the SWG shall be to develop implementation-specific Parts of 
the OGC Land Standard. These might include LandXML 2.0, LandGML, or others 
as the Land Improvement DWG may indicate or as the need may arise.

The Land Development SWG shall work closely with the buildingSMART alliance 
to either develop joint Land standards if appropriate or else to at least 
insure harmony between separate standards developed by each organization.

The draft charter can be downloaded from:


The current charter members are Bentley, CACI, Autodesk, Australian Dept of 
Resources, Leica and Trimble.

There is a three week review and comment period for this charter. Please 
send any comments or questions to me.

Thanks and regards

Carl Reed, PhD
CTO and Executive Director Standards Program
Open Geospatial Consortium

The OGC: Making Location Count!


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