OGC Approves Transducer Markup Language
TML Approved by the OGC
Fairfax, VA, USA. May 02, 2007.
Argon ST, Inc. is proud to announce that its OpenGIS Transducer Markup Language Implementation Specification (TML) has been approved by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership and is in final editing prior to being released to the public as an international standard. TML enables intelligence professionals to quickly combine/fuse disparate data, review the resulting intelligence, provide for better recommendations to commanders, and, ultimately, improve the conditions for mission success for all soldiers involved.
TML was developed as a non-proprietary way to normalize sensor data and metadata in order to better enable fusion of disparate information from different domains. The US Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB, in conjunction with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and Argon ST collaborated to complete the development and standardization of TML. "Given the increasing volumes of sensor data and the need to provide clear and concise information that can impact commanders decisions within the pace of warfare, TML should be a pivotal advantage to the ISR community," noted Bob Tamaru, Vice President of Argon ST.
TML uses Extensible Markup Language (XML), which is compatible with search engines and existing tools for visualization and other purposes. XML, and thus TML, are readable by both humans and software. TML provides a common way to package any kind of sensor data for transport, archiving, and processing, thereby enabling sensor data for fusion.
Argon ST, Inc. designs, develops, and produces systems and sensors for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) markets including SIGINT (Signals Intelligence), ESM (Electronic Support Measures), EW (Electronic Warfare), IO (Information Operations), imaging, and acoustic systems serving domestic and international markets.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See also: "OGC Releases Transducer Markup Language (TML) Implementation Specification."