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Other Resources for Learning About ISO 15926

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  1. Abstract
  2. RDS/WIP Browsers
    1. rdlfaçade
    2. POSC Caesar Part 4 Browser
    3. DNV Reference Data Browser
  3. Camelot Download Page
  4. Business Interfaces Definition Guide (BIDG)
  5. ISO 15927-7 Template Specification
  6. Characterization Methodology
  7. Information Modeling Resources
  8. Next


As of this writing, summer 2009, there is no one place a prospective user can go to get a definitive curriculum to follow to learn all there is to know about ISO 15926. This is partly because it uses existing technology developed for the Semantic Web, and partly because it is still in its infancy.

What follows here is a collection of resources that describe the individual pieces that together make up ISO 15926.

RDS/WIP Browsers

The classes that make up Part 4, the dictionary of ISO 15926, is stored in what is called the RDS/WIP (Reference Data System/Work In Progress.) To search the classes you use a RDS/WIP browser.

There are a number of browsers for the RDS/WIP:


The RDS/WIP Search, otherwise known as the "RDL Façade" was created during the early development of ISO 15926.

For instructions on how to use it:

POSC Caesar Part 4 Browser

POSC Caesar has its own library of reference data:

DNV Reference Data Browser

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has also created its own browser:

Camelot Download Page

The Camelot project was a proof-of-concept demonstrated in mid 2009. It demonstrated several data flows that used the full ISO 15926 specification. Its deliverable was open source software called iRING 1.0. Since it is open source it is free for anyone to use.

Business Interfaces Definition Guide (BIDG)

The Business Interfaces Definition Guide was formerly known as the Process Industries Data Handover Guide. This was issued, in two parts, by EPISTLE in the late 1990's.

Part 1

  • Guidelines for establishing the requirements for the exchange of facilities information between engineering contractors and owner/operators.

Part 2

  • Guidelines for the types and formats of handover information.

ISO 15927-7 Template Specification

Characterization Methodology



Information Modeling Resources

Matthew West stuff





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