March 11, 2005 By News Report
The Interoperability Experiment will implement several prototype GMLJP2 codecs (data "compressor/decompressor") based on the OGC draft specification, "GML in JPEG 2000 for Geographic Imagery." The purpose is to confirm that the specification will support the requirements of geospatially related imagery over the Internet, and to improve the specification if it does not support these requirements. The participants will perform several individual experiments of increasing complexity and will demonstrate encoding similar to GeoTIFF.
Galdos Systems Inc. form Canada; LizardTech Inc. from the U.S.; and the European Union Satellite Centre in Spain initiated the project. And DM Solutions Group from Canada; ITT Industries Space Systems Division in the U.S; SPOT Image from France; the U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Intergraph (Z/I Imaging) are also participating.
The proposed specification includes:
OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 270 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS(R) Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.
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