"I didn't know it existed"; "I couldn't get access to it"; and "It's not compatible with my system" are barriers that are falling away as implementations of the OGC's web catalogue, map, feature and coverage service standards become widely used. Another barrier, "I don't trust it", remains.
Lance McKee's blog
One of the core benefits of adhering to open standards is the ability to exchange geospatial data in an open, interoperable manner. This ability is key when dealing with heterogeneous software components and architectures that need to communicate with each other. An example that is being investigated within the OGC's Geo4NIEM initiative is the achievement of Maritime Domain Awareness. Within this initiative, Luciad is using its OGC-compatible software components to demonstrate the
As the first intern to work for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), I feel honored to share my intern experiences with this great organization.
From February to the present time, I have worked as a Marketing and Communications Intern in OGC. My internship will end in August. Most of my tasks are aimed to help promote OGC among target audiences and facilitate the communication between OGC and its respected members.
Over the past decade, health authorities have used geospatial technologies to help respond to influenza outbreaks, plan responses to public health risks of extreme weather conditions, implement breast cancer programs, track West Nile virus, and much more. Wider use of OGC standards by the health mapping community would make more data and processing resources discoverable, assessable and accessible. On May 31 the OGC will hold a free public webinar to review the charter for an OGC Health Domain Working Group.
(We are re-posting here Norman's recent post to the Cloudant Blog.)
Cloudant is pleased to announce that we have joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The OGC serves as forum to promote collaboration and development of geospatial standards for geospatial interoperability.
The GeoConnections Program invites you to learn more about the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) by watching two videos available on the GeoConnections Website:
"CGDI in Action" describes, in plain language, the infrastructure developed by GeoConnections, a program led by Natural Resources Canada.
May 24-25, 2012: An old cloister in the historical heart of Ghent (Belgium) formed the décor of the first workshop on the development of an international standard for 4D archaeological data. The workshop was organized by the Department of Geography of Ghent University in collaboration with the CReSTIC of the University of Reims. The goal of the workshop was to reflect on and discuss the possibility of developing a comprehensive international standard which would facilitate the exchange and
OGC, EuroSDR and Geonovum have organised a workshop on CityGML for national mapping, which will be held 21/22 January 2013 at IGN in Paris. The aim of the workshop is to present implementations of the OGC CityGML Encoding Standard, an open data model and XML-based format for the storage and exchange of virtual 3D city models. Workshop participants will also explore what is needed to make the standard further fit for 3D implementation covering large areas and various application domains.
Under the patronage of Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Amer, President of the Central Informatics and Telecommunications Organization (CITO), CITO on behalf of the National GIS Steering Committee have conducted a Value Workshop in Collaboration with the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC), which was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain on September 18, 2012.
The first ever OGC Nordic Interoperability Day was organized by OGC Nordic Forum together with ULI Geoforum, Sweden's national association for geographic information and GIS . The event took place last week in Stockholm, Sweden and it was a big success, with over 70 participants from the Nordic countries together with guests from abroad. The full day event included presentations from OGC staff and Nordic OGC members focusing on how to achieve interoperability of Geographic Information systems, services and content using OGC standards.