Subject: RE: [emergency] Emergency Management Vocabulary alignments?
Rich is correct - some EDXL messages were the first non-Justice content entered into NIEM, before harmonization processes were defined. At that time, (to our surprise) the messages were broken apart and the elements put in the EM domain as well as in core. That's when we realized NIEM wasn't addressing standard messages. The content is now old and incorrect (to what degree I don't know). Since that time (2 years ago) there has been no governance, process or funding to deal with this. Though we forwarded a detailed proposal with DHS-OIC and NIEM for EDXL alignment (EDXL consume and maintain NIEM as a common data dictionary), I don't think it has moved forward. That proposal called for evolution into NIEM-compliant EDXL messaging standards through re-use of NIEM data dictionary components, which are then evaluated as NIMS “approved” messaging standards. The intended result is grant language and program alignment such that implementation of EDXL messaging standards by any entity results in the sending and receiving system deemed as NIMS, NIEM, OIC-program and OASIS compatible. Thanks, Tim Grapes Evolution Technologies, Inc. Office: (703) 654-6075 Mobile: (703) 304-4829 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.evotecinc.com/ -----Original Message----- From: Vandame, Richard [mailto:Richard.Vandame@dhs.gov] Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:08 AM To: David RR Webber (XML); email@example.com Subject: RE: [emergency] Emergency Management Vocabulary alignments? If I remember correctly, EDXL information was entered into NIEM sometime back. Some of it is incorrect, but no one was able to get it changed. Anyone else? Rich Richard Vandame Program Specialist Standards & Technology Branch Incident Management Systems Integration Division DHS/FEMA office: 202-646-7666 BB: 202-412-9072 firstname.lastname@example.org -----Original Message----- From: emergency-return-829-Richard.Vandameemail@example.com [mailto:emergency-return-829-Richard.Vandamefirstname.lastname@example.org g] On Behalf Of David RR Webber (XML) Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 9:27 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [emergency] Emergency Management Vocabulary alignments? I just found out that the NIEM V2.0 has a whole domain for Emergency Management that supports the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). You can use NIEM online tools to explore these: http://ncsconline.org/niemwayfarer (best) and also http://niem.gtri.gatech.edu/niemtools/ssgt/SSGT-SearchSubmit.iepd There's a whole raft of information for emergency stuff - that we have - that is duplicative - such as vehicle, bed, etc. I see others have already been here ahead of me. So for example we have bed, vehicle, etc information - searching in Wayfarer shows those. Bed search results: Matching Elements em:AdditionalCapacity24HrQuantity em:AdditionalCapacity72HrQuantity em:AvailableQuantity em:BaselineQuantity em:BedCapacity em:BedCategoryCode em:Capacity em:CapacityStatusCode Obviously we also have these in our schema. Now of course the NIEM is a giant boat anchor of a XSD fur ball. However - I could see the case for aligning to the dictionary - so that names/definitions are equivalent - so you have published 100% correspondence for interoperability. This may be as simple as producing a spreadsheet with OASIS item and then the NIEM equivalent item... have we done that already? Of course one may want to create subset schema that include only those definitions extracted from the NIEM xsd fur ball - and built as a standalone xsd that is maintained independently thru OASIS. Is that essential what we have done? Thoughts? Just coming up the learning curve here! Thanks, DW --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from this mail list, you must leave the OASIS TC that generates this mail. You may a link to this group and all your TCs in OASIS at: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/portal/my_workgroups.php --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from this mail list, you must leave the OASIS TC that generates this mail. You may a link to this group and all your TCs in OASIS at: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/portal/my_workgroups.php