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Subject: Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) v1.0 published by Emergency Management TC

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the <tc name> TC:

Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) Version 1.0
Committee Specification 02
06 October 2016

What is EDXL SitRep and why is it important? 

The 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.

This is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation. 

TC Description:

The Emergency Management TC creates vendor-neutral and platform agnostic standards for organizations and agencies to more easily exchange emergency information.

The Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) is a broad initiative to create an integrated framework for a wide range of emergency data exchange standards to support operations, logistics, planning and finance.

This draft specification joins the other EM-TC standard efforts including:

- EDXL Common Alerting Protocol (EDXL-CAP)
- EDXL Distribution Element (EDXL-DE)
- EDXL Hospital AVailability Exchange (EDXL-HAVE)
- EDXL Resource Messaging (EDXL-RM)
- EDXL Reference Information Model (EDXL-RIM)
- EDXL Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep)
- EDXL Tracking Emergency Patients (EDXL-TEP)

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Editable source  (Authoritative):



XML schemas: 

Example files: 

Distribution ZIP file

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Members of the Emergency Management TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

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

[1] OASIS Emergency Management TC

[2] Public reviews: 
- 60-day public review, 11 December 2015: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201512/msg00003.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/edxl-sitrep/v1.0/csprd03/edxl-sitrep-v1.0-csprd03-comment-resolution-log.txt

[3] Approval ballot: 

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

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