Re: SDW meeting this week: approve FPWD for SSN

Hello Kerry,

A colleague just showed me his work on publishing and consuming sensor
data. He uses the OGC SensorThings API
<> and is happy
with its capabilities and simplicity. I am not sure how far SensorThings
API is in the process of becoming an official OGC standard, but it is clear
that there is lots of overlap with SSN. In the introduction of the SSN FPWD
it says it can be regarded as a modern replacement for OGC's Sensor Web
Enablement standards. But the same thing can be said about the SensorThings
API. So questions that come to mind are:

   - Why is the OGC working on development of two standards for the same
   - If both SSN and the SensorThings API are to become OGC standards, to
   what extent are they interoperable?
   - Is there some kind of collaboration between standards developers?

Is it possible to devote some words about other standards that are
presently in development in the introduction? Perhaps the  W3C Generic
Sensor API <> can also be mentioned?


2016-05-23 8:48 GMT+02:00 Kerry Taylor <>:

> Hi all,
> As planned, the editors of SSN would like to transition  the current SSN
> editors’ draft ( dated 23 May) to the status
> of “First public working draft” in the w3c and “discussion paper” in OGC.
> Please do have a good look before the telecon this week, and do please
> remember that there is nothing final about this – it is much more a
> statement of intent and options  littered with “issues” than a
> specification.
> --Kerry

Received on Monday, 23 May 2016 13:58:33 UTC