OGC Transducer Markup Language (TML)
OGC Announces Transducer Markup Language (TML) Specification
Wayland, MA, USA. August 09, 2007.
The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved Version 1.0 of the Transducer Markup Language Implementation Specification ("TML" or "TransducerML").
Sensor systems have two basic parts: a sensing element and a transducer that converts energy from one form to another form (usually an electric signal) that can be interpreted. TML defines the conceptual model and XML Schema for describing transducers and supporting real-time streaming of data to and from sensor systems. TML defines:
A set of models describing the response characteristics of a transducer
An efficient method for transporting sensor data and preparing it for use with other data through spatial and temporal associations
Along with other specifications coming out of the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement activity, TML enables developers to create loosely coupled open systems for discovering, controlling and using Web-accessible sensors and transducers of all kinds, from simple digital switches to satellite-borne imaging systems.
The OpenGIS Transducer Markup Language Implementation Specification can be downloaded from:
The OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 340 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available standards. 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 http://www.opengeospatial.org.
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
35 Main Street, Suite 5, Wayland, MA 01778 USA
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See also: (1) "OGC Releases Transducer Markup Language (TML) Implementation Specification"; (2) Geography Markup Language (GML).