An Urban Planning Domain Working Group (DWG) is being chartered to define the role for OGC standards and related activities related to urban planning. It is also intended to provide an open forum for the discussion of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in this domain. The OGC seeks comments from the public on the draft new charter. The comment period closes on 6 August 2014.
Technologies and trends such as Augmented Reality (AR), Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sensor Webs, the Internet of Things (IoT), LBS (Location Based Services), Facilities Management, navigation (indoor and outdoor) and “Big Data” Analytics all can play important roles in informing urban planners. In these technology domains, open standards can facilitate the development, publication, discovery, and use of information. The OGC Urban Planning DWG intends to discover requirements for open geospatial standards in information systems involved in the planning, design, use, maintenance and governance of publicly accessible spaces.