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Borehole IE


Borehole and associated data are crucial for many domains. They are used in any domain that need to probe the underground; geology (hydrogeology, oil and gas, mining), civil engineering (utilities, constructions, transportation) and environment (ice coring, limnology, etc.).

Even though several standards already exist to describe a borehole, its associated data and their position along a borehole (including OGC standards), they all restrict themselves to a specific viewpoint.

Involving key implementers and editors of the existing standards, this Interoperability Experiment (IE) aims at clarifying the commonalities and differences of the diverse approaches by providing a semantic umbrella linked to the pre-existing work by distilling the core elements shared by all disciplines. This will provide the basis for establishing a better integration of existing standards and possibly a future common approach for describing boreholes.

The IE will produce the semantic umbrella and an OGC engineering report summarizing the achievements and listing the potential adjustments to be made on the pre-existing standards so that the system as a whole is at the end coherent.


The GitHub wiki contains a

  • meeting index page with connexion details for the webconf to come, core notes,
  • a page to describe your use cases
  • and many other useful info

Contributing to the GitHub repository

Contributions to the BoreholeIE repository can be made in one of two ways. For users familiar with git and github, contributions can be made through a pull request from a fork of the repository. For users not familiar with git and github, contributions can be made by submitting an issue describing where your contribution can be found and someone will help add the content through a pull request.

See this how-to on setting up your local environment over in the wiki.

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