What is the PTB?
This website provides information and acts as a discussion platform on the AGILE/EuroSDR/OGC Persistent SDI Testbed for Research and Teaching in Europe (PTB)
At the 8th May 2007 joint AGILE-EuroSDR-OGC Workshop on Persistent Geospatial Test-beds it was proposed that a persistent geospatial test-bed be established within the European research community. This testbed acts as a research test-bed for collaborative European research in geospatial interoperability:
- To aid the assessment of current standards for geospatial interoperability in terms of research compatibility, completeness, consistency and ease of use and extensibility,
- To provide an environment for teaching standards and techniques for geospatial interoperability,
- To provide a resource to AGILE/EuroSDR/OGC for the coordination of research requirements as well as definition, testing, validation and development of open standards.
The test-bed will be distributed and comprise data, web services, hardware, software, tools and human resources. It will be based upon both ISO/OGC geospatial standards and appropriate IT standards (e.g. from W3C and OASIS).
The management currently consists of:
- Lars Bernard, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (for the AGILE Council),
- Chris Higgins, EDINA, University of Edinburgh, U.K. (for OGC),
- Mike Jackson, CGS, University of Nottingham, U.K. (for EuroSDR),
- Johannes Brauner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (as PTB Facilitator).
Find more information in the Documents section, especially in this document.