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Subject: (PR) 45-day Public Review for Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) Version 1.0

The OASIS Emergency Management TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
15 November 2011

Specification Overview:
This XML-based Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Situation Reporting specification describes a set of standard reports and elements that can be used for data sharing among emergency information systems, and that provide incident information for situation awareness on which incident command can base decisions.

TC Description:
The Emergency Management Technical Committee has recently voted for four Committee Specification Drafts. These are for CommonTypes, elements used consistently in multiple Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) specifications; EDXL-GSF, an EDXL Profile of the Simple Features Profile of the Open Geospataial Consrtium's Geographical Markup Language; EDXL-CIQ, an EDXL Profile of the OASIS Customer Information Quality Committee Specification, and the EDXL-Situation Reporting specification v1.0.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 16 November 2011 and ends 31 December 2011.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

When providing comments, please include the line number(s) from the PDF edition of the draft.


The complete package of the prose specification document and related files are available in the ZIP distribution file at:


Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Emergency Management TC may be found at the TC's public home page:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home, or directly at:


Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Emergency Management TC

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/emergency/ipr.php
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Best Regards,

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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