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Subject: Re: [emergency] Agenda for 2/25 Call

Title: Re: [emergency] Agenda for 2/25 Call
Hi All,

Here are the standards and groups, beyond the HumanMarkup TC in OASIS with which I am concerned and in which I will be working.

Current ISO Standard for 3D on the web: Virtual Reality Modeling Language:

VRML97 Functional specification and
VRML97 External Authoring Interface (EAI)
International Standards
ISO/IEC 14772-1:1997, ISO/IEC 14772-2:2002


Current Proposed Succeeding ISO Standards for 3D on the web--Extensible 3D, an XML-based set of profiles (extensions) of core specification based on VRML97 (and mostly backward compatible with VRML97):

X3D Architecture and API -- ISO/IEC FCD 19775:200x

X3D XML and VRML Encodings -- ISO/IEC CD Preview Draft 19776:200x

GeoVRML 1.1 Specification (an extension to VRML97 ISO to describe geospatial support using GIS standards)

Recent correspondence about planet earth program (which has been funded by Telstra in Australia to build a set of standard accurate representations for Earth):


..."SRI's Digital Earth program (among many
others of course). We built interfaces to index, search, browse, and
visualize any location-based information. We dealt with issues such as
massive scalability, geospatial metadata, network streaming, large urban
models, and educational applications. You may wish to read a summary of this
work to see if it can inform your current directions.

Y. Leclerc, M. Reddy, M. Eriksen, J. Brecht, and D. Colleen (2002). "SRI's
  Digital Earth Project". Technical Report No. 560, Artificial Intelligence
  Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA. 1 August 2002.


There is also a very good paper in next month's Web3D 2003 Symposium that
deals with merging of TIN-based terrain and urban models with level of
detail management. See the Navigation session and the paper "Generation of
VRML City Models for Focus Based Tour Animation"...
(Above is also, and will be, applicable to various aspects of emergency management.)

Humanoid Animation Specification (Amendment to VRML97 that will be extended in X3D


One of the goals of the Subcommittee I will be leading in the succeeding HumanMarkup work will be an inclusive set of standards for describing humans. The Name of this subcommittee is "Human Physical Characteristics Description Markup Language" and it will includebiometric, medical and other widely accepted physical standards, including a capacity to put control of an individual's medical history in the individual's hands--which ought to be helpful in emergency management.


At 4:25 PM -0500 2/24/03, Allen Wyke wrote:
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1. Review of action items from last meeting (http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/emergency/200302/msg00024.html). Please note that I am continuing to work on the requirements document, so that will not be available to discuss for the call tomorrow. Along those lines, please send any input you have - any minimal sets of requirements. Note that these could be technical (ie: "definitely need to support multiple environments"), functional, or represent specific markets to address.
2. Update on Gartner's interest in our efforts. You can read about what kicked this off here: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/emergency/200302/msg00021.html
3. What is specific about incidents and emergencies? Hope we can have a very active discussion about our thoughts on this. For instance, how processing or the ability to communicate is prioritized is definitely one area. Looking for more - this will help drive requirements.
4. Face-to-face: please make recommendations for any other locations. You can see a list of what has been submitted here: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/emergency/200302/msg00022.html
R. Allen Wyke
VP, Technology and Services

Rex Brooks
Starbourne Communications Design
1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA 94702 *510-849-2309
http://www.starbourne.com * rexb@starbourne.com

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