Documentation

Updated O-DEF Standard

Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF), Version 2.0

This is an updated and simplified Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF) Standard document. This document lists and defines the core elements of the O-DEF Standard. In addition, it includes previously approved extensions to the core elements as well as those driven by a use case in the shipping industry. When implemented, these enable basic units of data to be classified, so that equivalences and similarities between them can be determined easily. This simplifies the development of interface software and contributes to improved management and organization of data. While it may have other applications, the O-DEF is primarily intended for deployment within extended enterprises, and by groups of collaborating enterprises.

Core O-DEF Standard

Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF), Version 1.0

This is the original Open Data Element Framework (O-DEF) Standard document. This document lists and defines the core elements of the O-DEF Standard. When implemented, these enable basic units of data to be classified, so that equivalences and similarities between them can be determined easily. This simplifies the development of interface software and contributes to improved management and organization of data. While it may have other applications, the O-DEF is primarily intended for deployment within extended enterprises, and by groups of collaborating enterprises.

 

The UDEF Standard

O-DEF has evolved from the UDEF Standard. Details of the UDEF Standard, and the UDEF Concept of Operation, can be found here.