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Sensor Planning Service for Earth Observation missions under discussion at OGC

Pleasefind enclosed the OGC announcement for tha HMAAWG supported SPS EO profile
The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) members are seeking comments on the "Earth Observation Satellite Tasking Extension for OGC® Sensor Planning Service (SPS)." The SPS
configuration proposed in this profile supports the programming of Earth Observation (EO) sensor systems. The candidate standard describes a single SPS configuration that can be supported by many satellite data providers who have existing facilities for managing
sensor system programming requests.

This SPS standard defines interfaces for queries that provide information about the capabilities of a sensor and how to task the sensor, where the sensor may be any type of sensor with a digital
interface. The SPS and EO-SPS standards are part of the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) ( ) suite
of standards. SWE standards enable developers to describe, discover,
task, and access any Internet or Web accessible sensor, transducer and
sensor data repository.

The candidate OGC® Sensor Planning Service Application Profile for Earth Observation Sensors and information on submitting comments on this document are available at The public comment period closes on September 16, 2010.

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