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Subject: Re: [emergency] CAP in Taiwan

Elysa -
I think there is a slight misunderstanding. The Taiwan disaster community is not misusing CAP in a legal sense. They have extended CAP as required to use national CRS. I am suspecting they used the appropriate extension mechanism. They are quite good at correctly following international standards. They implement OGC/ISO standards quite well and follow them very closely. We did not have time to “dig” into the actual profile. I was there for other business and this topic just happened to be part of a presentation.
Some are thinking of using CAP for non-alerting/notification messaging. While this may be fine, these few folks are thinking of CAP as a more general messaging encoding for more complex applications for which something like NIEM is more appropriate.
I did not mean to stir the pot!

Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 4:35 AM
Subject: RE: [emergency] CAP in Taiwan

Hi Carl,


Thank you for your notice on this.  I hope they will join our Committee for guidance and insight.  I am copying Dee Schur so she will reach out to them.   I also replied to Art’s message and copied OASIS Legal for direction regarding certain uses/mis-uses of the Standard. 


However, on the comment you make in your last statement, I do not agree.  CAP is a very capable Standard for everything from Sensor alerts to notifications.  It is being used for messaging applications beyond alerting with tremendous success.




Elysa Jones, Chair OASIS

Emergency Management Technical Committee

Emergency Interoperability Member Section




From: emergency@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:emergency@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of Carl Reed
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 6:05 PM
To: emergency@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [emergency] CAP in Taiwan


Dear TC -


Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Taiwan National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR). They provided a presentation on 2015 development plans. They are looking to integrate the use of CAP into their alerting infrastructure. They have developed a Taiwan profile for CAP – partly driven by the need to support additional coordinate reference systems (CRS) beyond WGS 84. I suggested that they join the OASIS discussion on the current CAP revision requirements and thoughts. Some in the Government also want to use CAP for messaging applications beyond alerting. I suggested that would probably not be a good idea given the original requirements and use cases for CAP.




Carl Reed, PhD
CTO and Executive Director Standards Program
Open Geospatial Consortium

The OGC: Making Location Count!


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