OGC considering OpenFlight Scene Description Specification as an
OGC considering OpenFlight Scene Description Specification as an OGC Community Standard; public comment sought before approval
29 October 2019: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is considering the OpenFlight Scene Description Database Specification (v16.0) for adoption as an official OGC Community Standard. Public comment is sought before approval.
The OpenFlight Scene Description Database Specification, commonly referred to as simply “OpenFlight,” is a 3D scene description file format used for real-time visual simulation of 3D terrain features and moving models, such as ground and air vehicles.
OpenFlight was submitted to OGC for consideration as a community standard by its creator and maintainer, Presagis. While OpenFlight databases are often created and edited using Presagis software tools, the format is widely adopted and, as a result, many tools exist in the marketplace that are able to seamlessly read and write OpenFlight files.
The OpenFlight file format supports both simple and relatively sophisticated real-time software applications. The full implementation of OpenFlight supports variable levels of detail, degrees of freedom, sound, instancing (both within a file and to external files), replication, animation sequences, bounding volumes for real-time culling, scene lighting features, light points and light point strings, transparency, texture mapping, material properties, and many other features....