Information Sharing and Safeguarding – Collaboration is the Key

When it comes to advancing information sharing and interoperability within and between organizations, jurisdictions, and geographies, collaboration across the public and private sectors is relied upon to help provide answers through a combination of technology, best practices and standards. Professional associations and standards development organizations (SDOs) are continually finding ways to reach across their mission boundaries to drive coordinated outcomes that benefit users nationally and internationally.  While the alliance

Spread the word about OGC at World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGCC 2015)!

The World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC 2015) is an annual international conference organized by 3sNews Media. The conference, now in its 3rd year, is expected to bring together over 6000 attendees in the National Convention Center in Beijing, June 10-11, 2015. The theme of this year's WGDC conference is "Building a new Geo-ecosystem".

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Linked data versus geospatial semantics: Where do you stand?

  • Posted on: 1 May 2015
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Linda van den Brink, Geonovum

The other day at the Geonovum office we were discussing whether Linked Data is over-hyped. According to some of us, it is, although none of us knew where exactly it is in the hype cycle. In any case, we agreed that it is growing in popularity a lot, at least in Europe. In the Netherlands we have a community called the Platform Linked Data Nederland (450 members from private, public and scientific organizations). This community is

OGC’s IMIS IoT Pilot shows how diverse sensor systems can communicate ad hoc now in emergencies and disasters

Rapid integration of information from diverse information sources plays a key role in responding to emergencies and disasters. The number of sources grows rapidly with the growing number of cell phones and other mobile devices, and also with the growing number of different types of sensors. Cell phones and other mobile devices all have sensors such as temperature, accelerometers, GPS, compass and wireless signal sensors that can be useful during crises. Also, more and more municipalities, businesses and homeowners

Celebrating Public-Private Partnerships at INSPIRE-Geospatial World Forum 2015

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
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Ms. Annu Negi - COO and Sr. VP outreach and business development division, Geospatial Media with Athina Trakas, Director of European Services, OGC

After six Geospatial World Forum conferences, this year Geospatial Media and Communications was presented with an excellent opportunity to work together with our colleagues at the European Commission to co-organize the Forum and the INSPIRE conference. The OGC, too, has been actively engaged as a Strategic Partner.

Berlin 3D Portal provides CityGML data for 550,000 buildings

  • Posted on: 25 March 2015
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Berlin Partner

This OGC Blog Post is a reposting of a March 13, 2015 press release from the Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.

The Berlin city model available as Open Data Berlin plays a leading role throughout Europe in the digital economy – as of today a 3D city model of the German capital is available to the public as Open Data.

OGC standards enable a new collaborative business model for providing imagery and imaging services

  • Posted on: 13 March 2015
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Edric Keighan, President & CEO, CubeWerx and Glenn Stowe, Product Manager, Cubewerx

For more than 20 years, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has been leaving its footprint on the rapidly-evolving Spatial Data Infrastructure market. OGC web services standards, derived from the needs of a large international community of geospatial practitioners, have become a catalyst for a new collaborative business model for delivering geospatial data and geoprocessing services.

Metropolitan Lyon makes its 3D Data Reference available

  • Posted on: 26 February 2015
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Manuel Plane

For the sixth Interoperability Day organized by the French forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in 2012, the Lyon metropolis created a first sample of CityGML data in order to test its integration within different market tools. The program of this experiment is described at:

OGC Member Snowflake Discusses Benefits of Testbed Participation

  • Posted on: 23 February 2015
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Richard Rombouts

On January 12, 2015, Richard Rombouts, Senior Technical Consultant and Training Lead at Snowflake Software, talked with Ron Exler, Senior Consultant at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) about Snowflake’s participation in the OGC and the OGC's Testbed 11, and how the company has benefited from participation.