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Ideas4OGC reaches an important milestone

The OGC was formally founded in 1994 after a long series of meetings organized to discuss possibilities for opening up and growing the geospatial market. In the 20 years since those first meetings, membership has grown annually and the OGC has continuously evolved its process to better meet member needs in a rapidly evolving market. Agreements on process change have sometimes resulted in adjustments to the organization's goals and structure, and they have very often resulted in changes to the Technical Committee Policies and Procedures.

The Brazilian Army steps towards SDI interoperability through OGC standards

  • Posted on: 5 October 2012
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Captain Emerson Magnus de A. Xavier, Cartographic Engineer - Brazilian Army Geographic Service (DSG)

The Brazilian Army Geographic Service (DSG) has been dealing with geospatial interoperability issues for years. Brazil is the world's fifth largest country in area, with more than 8 million kmĀ². Its large size presents numerous challenges related to mapping and map maintenance. The existing geospatial data were produced by public and private companies, with distinct standards and procedures, in different periods. The integration of these data is the major challenge for the Brazilian Spatial Data Infrastructure (INDE), and the OGC

OGRS discussion to focus on Standards and Research

  • Posted on: 3 October 2012
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Olivier Ertz, Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

The Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS) is a meeting dedicated to sharing knowledge, new solutions, methods, practices, ideas and trends in the field of geospatial information through the development and the use of free and open source software in both research and education. The second edition of the symposium, OGRS 2012, will take place from 24th to 26th October 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. In keynote talks, regular presentations, workshops, discussion groups and a poster session with short presentations, the