September 6, 2017 - McLean, VA -

Big news from the standards community —  the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership approved a new 3D standard for content strategy.

According to the OGC website, “This standard is focused on high performance visualization and spatial analysis in a services or disconnected environment. The standard is referred to as the OGC Indexed 3D Scene Layer (I3S) and the Scene Layer Package Format (SLPK) Specification. These standards are released as an OGC Community Standard.”

I3S is designed for 3D geospatial content — to include the requisite coordinate systems and height models and multiple layer types — and supports the storage and transmission of large data sets.

As Scott Simmons, Executive Director of the OGC Standards Program, states,”The OGC I3S and SLPK Community Standard is an important contribution to the rapidly evolving 3D visualization and analytics community…” We couldn’t agree more.