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Subject: Re: [emergency] RE: Very draft mission statement for the GIS SC

Eliot's concerns should certainly be included. This seems like the 
value statement that I usually add to Charters, a mission and a value 
statement work together, and just because it is not called out in the 
TC guidelines, does not mean that we cannot include it. What Carl put 
into words from our discussion yesterday outlines the EM TC-specific 
role and goal of the SC and what Eliot has pointed out is the crux of 
the need.


At 6:12 AM -0400 7/6/05, Eliot Christian wrote:
>To me, the really essential work here is to assure that the 
>geospatial aspects of EM TC standards are verifiably implementable 
>correctly in real systems that use broadly deployed geospatial 
>processing. For instance, right now I am looking for any mapping 
>implementation of CAP using the open standard Geography Markup 
>Language (GML) and Web Feature Service (WFS). I suspect that CAP 
>with WFS is tricky, which is why we issued an Implementors Note two 
>years ago.  Great harm can occur if CAP messages were to be 
>misrepresented (e.g., inadvertently drop one of two geographic areas 
>in a CAP alert, where one is designated as "shelter in place" and 
>the other is designated "evacuate immediately".
>At 04:53 PM 7/5/2005, Carl Reed OGC wrote:
>>All -
>>The GIS SC met today and discussed the role and mission of the SC 
>>in the context of the larger mission of the EM TC. We captured a 
>>number of good ideas and my action was to put them into some 
>>semblance of short paragraph. So, here is my first cut at the GIS 
>>SC mission. I do like the first sentence (structure).
>>The mission of the Geospatial Information System (GIS) 
>>sub-committee is to provide a forum in which requirements for and 
>>potential solutions to geospatial standards issues as related to 
>>the broader work of the EM TC can be presented and discussed. This 
>>work will include surveys of existing standards, collection of 
>>requirements, discussions, and recommendations to the broader EM TC 
>>for geospatial components/elements for standards being developed by 
>>the EM TC. The goal of this work to improve the value of emergency 
>>management systems, including effective integration of geospatial 
>>message content anywhere into the EM value chain.
>>So have at it!
>>Carl Reed, PhD
>>CTO and Executive Director Specification Program
>>The OGC: Helping the World to Communicate Geographically
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