[x3d-public] Fwd: [TC-Announce] OGC and Khronos Form a Liaison to Improve Interoperability between the Geospatial and 3D Graphics Communities

Leonard Daly Leonard.Daly at realism.com
Thu Oct 11 08:03:32 PDT 2018

This was from the OGC yesterday. I am forwarding it because it appears 
that it is not common knowledge.

Leonard Daly



    *OGC and Khronos Form a Liaison to Improve Interoperability between
    the Geospatial and 3D Graphics Communities*

/New liaison will advance open geospatial standards related to augmented 
and virtual reality, distributed simulation, and 3D content services/


Contact: info at opengeospatial.org <mailto:info at opengeospatial.org>

10 October, 2018: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and The Khronos® 
  an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating 
advanced acceleration standards, announce a liaison to jointly advance 
open geospatial standards related to the fields of augmented and virtual 
reality, distributed simulation, and 3D content services.

As part of the liaison, and through collaborative participation in OGC 
and Khronos initiatives — such as working groups, committee activities, 
Innovation Program Initiatives 
(e.g., Testbeds, Pilots), regional forums, and workshops — the two 
organizations will work jointly to develop use cases and requirements 
for open geospatial standards concerning 3D, VR and AR APIs and related 
graphical representations.

OGC and Khronos will together assess the current state of adopted and de 
facto standards within the above fields and consider collaborative 
publication of one or more of those standards, while also identifying 
any future potential standards that will facilitate the interoperability 
of relevant data and hardware capabilities for the sharing and analysis 
of geospatial data.

Further, OGC will adopt published Khronos standards as part of the OGC 
Standards Baseline 
where it believes their inclusion to be appropriate, or where Khronos 
standards are normatively referenced by OGC standards.

OGC Executive Director of the Standards Program, Scott Simmons, 
commented: “OGC and Khronos share many common members and objectives, 
and the two organizations have collaborated informally for years. In 
establishing this relationship, our organizations can more effectively 
align 3D data and graphic standards to offer developers and users a more 
concise and consistent set of options for 3D visualization and processing.”

Khronos Group President, Neil Trevett commented: “Khronos greatly values 
our productive working relationship with OGC, and we are highly 
motivated by this formal liaison to enable even more effective 
cooperation. We see strong alignment between the organizations and 
welcome the opportunity to work together to provide a strong 
standards-based foundation for OGC to portably access 3D, VR, and AR 
hardware and assets. Together, we can enable the geospatial community 
with exciting new capabilities.”

OGC and Khronos have previously worked together on web visualization 
standards, such as the OGC 3D Portrayal Standard 
and Khronos members have actively contributed to the OGC 3D Information 
Management Domain Working Group 
and various standards efforts that have emerged from that group.

*About Khronos*

The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards to 
enable the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics, 
vision and machine learning on a wide variety of platforms and devices. 
Khronos standards include Vulkan®, OpenGL®, OpenGL® ES, OpenGL® SC, 
WebGL™, COLLADA™, OpenXR™ and glTF™. Khronos members are enabled to 
contribute to the development of Khronos specifications, are empowered 
to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to 
accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge accelerated platforms and 
applications through early access to specification drafts and 
conformance tests. For more information about The Khronos Group visit 

*About OGC*

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of 
more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, 
and universities participating in a consensus process to develop 
publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support 
interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and 
location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower 
technology developers to make geospatial information and services 
accessible and useful within any application that needs to be 
geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at www.opengeospatial.org 

*Khronos Press Contact:*
Alex Crabb, Caster Communications Inc.
alex at castercomm.com

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