OGC Update Blog Archive

World Ozone & Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre provides value added Validation Services using implementing OGC standards

  • Posted on: 19 April 2016
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Contributed by: 
Tom Kralidis, Data Management, Meteorological Service of Canada

 

In 2015, the World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) underwent renewal in order to modernize workflows, implementation and provide added value to the Ozone/UV communities. WOUDC is one of six World Data Centres which are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch programme of the World Meteorological Organization.

OGC’s future and mine as an OGC member

  • Posted on: 1 April 2016
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Contributed by: 
Lance McKee, Senior Staff Writer, OGC

 
It was a great personal pleasure for me to attend the the 98th OGC Technical Committee Meeting earlier this month at the World Bank in Washington, DC. The venue, attendees and scope of important work made me immensely proud of the organization that I have served for more than 21 years.
 

OGC's potential role in "Scaling up Responsible Land Governance"

Geospatial technologies help the World Bank to effectively serve its client governments, particularly in the sphere of land management and economic development. Land management involves many domains: law, government, real estate, water, forestry, agriculture, banking, community development, and others.

Good Company Ventures’ Climate Ventures 2.0 to stress open data access

OGC and OGC’s Testbed 11 interoperability initiative, which addressed Urban Climate Resilience, were officially recognized in the December 2014 Fact Sheet about the White House Climate Data Initiative. Also mentioned in that document were GoodCompany Ventures (GCV) and the expansion of Climate Ventures 2.0.

Standards dramatically advance streamflow and flood forecasting in US and elsewhere – first in a 5-part blog series

This is a story about how water data standards, computational hard work, high-performance computing, serendipity and synergy led to an operational capability for nationwide forecasting of streamflow and flooding at high-resolution, in near-real-time. This has been evolving for several years now, but has gone into hyper-drive in just the last couple years. 

2015 The Year in Summary – 2016 The Year Ahead

As we enter the New Year, I want to take this opportunity to summarize some of the accomplishments of the Consortium over the past 12 months, and to provide you with insight into some of the activities envisioned or already underway for 2016. 

2015 proved to be a productive year for the OGC. OGC members advanced a range of new and revised standards and associated best practices of value to the community. Accomplishments include:

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