RESQML (Reservoir markup language from Energetics)

  • RESQML is XML and HDF5
  • F Robida want to move to 3D, look at other organisation doing standard in 3D/Geology
  • POSC might overlap , Tim and François Robida attended Energetics meeting in Paris and met. Jean-François Rainaud, Institut Français du Pétrole.
  • RESQML developed from ground up as XML
  • JF Rainaud one of the contributor to RESQML.
  • Sent a report to Tim who circulated to group earlier this week.
  • Michel Perrin (Ecole des Mines de Paris) performing a comparative study of GeoSciML / RESQML in collaboration with Abel/de Ros group (Brazil)
  • Apparently, no overlaps between both models. But after quick inspection, this group sees that there are several overlaps (GeologicUnit, Contact). They soft typed a lot because they are interested in a narrow set of rock types that are useful in oil and gas.
  • V2 document mention they used GML for geometries.
  • Suggest to use GSML as input to their Reservoir QML. Highly complementary. Using GSML to represent geology
  • ACTION: Eric will comment (to all cc'ed) on intent to convert XSD into java classes (not possible automatically because XSD is for document - serialization - and not programming). Also mention that some of their classes do overlap GeoSciML
  • Potential ACTION Do a review of RESQML.
  • ACTION: Ollie - They need link to demo database
  • Potential overlap with WITDML for Borehole (but it's mostly for reporting)


  • We need to defined the best tools to address serving both GeoSciML and INSPIRE schemas
  • Meeting with R. Tomas , made clear 28 states should produce INSPIRE schemas
  • Discussion on Mineral Resource INSPIRE spec. whic provided "Recommended schemas" to use and additional "extended schemas" (the latter are not "law")
  • 9.3.2 The spec says that a unique (INSPIRE and ERML) solution still need to be tested
  • For Geology (GSML) same comment - unique solution still need to be tested. "It should be discussed that GeoSciML should replace INSPIRE".
  • INSPIRE has Transformation Network Service , Transformation language (Schema transformation tool). Based on Humboltd.
  • Every member state must provide a transformation service. There are discussion about its usefulness.
  • Is INSPIRE -> GeoSciML possible (missing data) ?, the reverse IS possible.
  • Discussion of creating a tool to turn a geosciml 3.2 configuration into a inspire configuration so there is no need to maintain two configurations (in the simpler case, just a XSLT that turn one into the other in the case of GeoServer, ArcGIS and Deegree)
  • Need to clarify the use case (two services ?) There are pressure to produce INSPIRE ones in priority
  • There are DB content issues (vocabularies) - so maybe need duplicated vocabularies in database.
  • Brokered transformation service is not a panacea. BEST solution is to push providers to implement the standard properly, it's the most efficient. IF all else fails, the brokered solution might be considered, but there are caveats (performance, not all use cases can be met because of WFS/FES limitations, incomplete mappings, etc..) - from Canadian GIN experience.
  • Long shot is the "federated" approach, where the data in harvested/transformed from states and stored in a centralised system that deals with compliant WFS service. It obviously has its own set of issues.
  • ACTION: need to look into this tool. Eric will check with GSC if they can contribute in time. Carlo will also check. BGS, ISPRA and GSC will talk with JRC about potential solutions.
  • Technically, there are no legal requirements to follow the implementation - it's the data content that is regulated. But there are ramification into conformance tests.
  • ACTION: Ollie Suggested that CGI council write to INSPIRE to askthat no decision are made to only provided in INSPIRE because global interoperability is also important. see p. 103 for argument : (GeoSciML 3.2 will be tested ...)

-- EricBoisvert - 03 Jul 2014
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