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Delhi Transit Routing Interoperability Pilot (D-TRIP)

OGC Calls for Sponsors and Participants in Delhi Transit Routing Interoperability Pilot

Wayland, MA, USA. September 10, 2008.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) joins GIS Development Pvt Ltd (India) in a Call for Sponsorship and Participation in the Delhi Transit Routing Interoperability Pilot (D-TRIP) This is an OGC Interoperability Initiative to advance OGC's open framework for geospatial data and systems interoperability and sharing in the context of transportation circulation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

The Pilot will demonstrate best practices and standards enabling interoperability among diverse information resources used for transportation routing. The routing problems will focus on India's National Capital Region and will involve interacting networks that differ in scale (nation, state, region, local), built environment (urban, suburban, rural), and purpose (passenger, freight). Sponsors are invited to support the Pilot and provide requirements. Participants are invited to propose products and services whose open interfaces will make them part of an interoperating collection of geospatial resources for design and management of such multimodal networks.

If your organization is interested in this initiative, contact Raj Singh (, +1 617-642-9372) or Sumit Sen (, +91 9818447204).

OGC Interoperability Initiatives are part of OGC's Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate standards into OGC's Specification Program, where they are formalized for public release.

GIS Development ( promotes the usage of Geographic Information Science, technology and applications worldwide and in Asia in particular. It assists community and government in developing their productivity, policies and management capabilities by facilitating knowledge transfer in the geographic information domain. It fosters the growing network of those interested in geo-informatics and encourages the exchange of scientific know-how through its magazines, portal, conferences and training.

Delhi Transit Routing Pilot

The Delhi metropolitan area, known as the National Capital Region (NCR), is the home to about 17 million people, who travel using 11.2 million vehicles, over 3,000 buses and a host of rail lines. Transportation challenges are underscored by the statistic that due to congestion, NCR residents lose nearly 420 million person-hours every month to commuting between home and work.

While the region's transportation infrastructure is undergoing rapid modernization and expansion, the increasing pressure of large-scale migration from rural areas along with growing commercial activity demands not only investments in increasing the amount of transportation resources, but also investment in making existing options more efficient.

The Delhi Transit Routing Interoperability Pilot (DTRIP) will provide a platform for geospatial data sharing across transportation agencies in the NCR, creating a regional spatial data infrastructure (SDI) upon which interoperable components for routing, congestion management, and mapping can be built.

DTRIP will support these overarching objectives:

  • Link existing investments in the NCR and recent proposals to build transportation information systems based on principles of interoperability for more efficient, powerful solutions.

  • Demonstrate the benefits of interoperability, especially in the context of regional agencies using geospatial data and services in a spatial data infrastructure.

  • Support stakeholders and academic/research agencies to network with geospatial technology providers, both globally and locally, to evolve best practices and standards for interoperability of data and processing services related to transportation domain in general and routing in specific.

  • Address and solve global interoperability problems related to service interfaces between data and processing, based on the use cases for interoperable routing.

OGC Standards Baseline for DTRIP

The OGC Standards Baseline, at any point in time, is the set of all Adopted Specifications plus all other technical documents that have been made available to the public by the OGC Technical and Planning Committees. The Standards Baseline includes all member approved implementation/abstract standards and best practices documents. These specifications and other documents are freely available to the public at this website:

DTRIP will use GML version 3.2.1 which is available as OGC Document 07-036, subject to corrections and revisions document.

About OGC

The OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 365 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC website at


Sam Bacharach
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
35 Main Street, Suite 5, Wayland, MA 01778 USA
Tel: +1-703-352-3938

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