Gatineau, QC, April 16 2013 – CubeWerx recently participated in the OGC Climate-Hydrologic Information Sharing Pilot, Phase 1 (CHISP-1)
CHISP-1 is prototyping an innovative inter-disciplinary, inter-agency and international virtual observatory system for publishing water resources information collected from observations and forecasts in the U.S. and Canada, building on current networks and capabilities. CHISP-1 is designed to support:
- Hydrologic modeling for historical and current stream flow and groundwater conditions. This requires the integration of trans-boundary stream flow and groundwater well data from the Canadian Groundwater Information Network and the US National Groundwater Monitoring Network, as well as national river network data from multiple agencies, including the US National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Canadian National Hydrology Network (NHN). The demo focuses on cross-border communication about Souris River and Milk River water levels. The emphasis is on time series data and real-time flood monitoring.
- Modeling and assessment of nutrient load into the Great Lakes. This requires accessing water-quality data from multiple agencies and integrating the data with stream flow information for calculating loads. The emphasis is on discrete sampled water quality observations, linking those to specific NHD stream reaches and catchments, and additional metadata for sampled data.
CubeWerx acted as system architect for the project, undertaking many duties and responsibilities which resulted in the successful execution of the project, including:
- Reviewed and contributed to development of the RFQ/CFP
- Contributed to screening and scoring responses to the RFQ/CFP, leading to selection of initiative Participants;
- Contributed to refining Pilot architecture based on sponsor input and selected participants/components;
- Contributed to planning for Kickoff Workshop in September 2012;
- Attended Kickoff Workshop, and lead the discussion of the Pilot architecture, demonstration scenarios, etc.
- Lead telecons to support Pilot development activities;
- Assisted in development of the Pilot Engineering Reports, Pilot Demonstration, and support Demonstration Webinar and other presentations as defined.
- Coordinated with OGC Technical Reporting Point of Contact to ensure successful and timely completion of tasks, and interoperability of components per pilot requirements.
Founded in 1996, CubeWerx develops standard-based commercial off-the-shelf software (SCOTS) products in response to Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) requirements for interoperable information infrastructures. CubeWerx is an innovative software company whose expertise includes development and deployment of Web Services products and Cloud-based services to support the most demanding requirements for the integration, access, and management of very large volumes of geospatial data over the web. CubeWerx technology has helped industries and governments around the world build best-of-breed SDIs composed of users and providers of geospatial data and services, based on the most up-to-date Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards. More information on CubeWerx products and services is available at www.cubewerx.com.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 475 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.