The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services.

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Open geospatial standards and social analytics

  • Posted on: 30 September 2016
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Contributed by: 
Steven Ramage, SASNet Fellow and independent geospatial advisor.

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGRC) have established the Social Analytics Strategic Network (SASNet), a research-based network focused on capacity building for social analytics of emerging forms of data, including big data. Geospatial data represents one of the key data types across many of the UBDC and SASNet activities. 

RM-ODP: A Critical Enabler for Sustainable Development

  • Posted on: 13 September 2016
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Contributed by: 
Lance McKee, OGC Member and former OGC Senior Staff Writer
The countless systems that will make up the UN Sustainable Development Goals System of Systems will need to communicate, interoperate, and behave as one big distributed processing system. This can be accomplished by means of open, international, consensus derived data model standards, open encoding standards based on the open data models, and open interface standards based on the open encodings.

OGC Health Summit - Review

  • Posted on: 5 September 2016
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Contributed by: 
Eddie Oldfield, Owner, Spatial Quest Solutions.

The OGC Health Domain Working Group organized an OGC Health Summit, June 21, in Dublin Ireland, to bring attention to health market requirements, technical solutions, advances in geospatial standards, and implementation examples / health applications.  The OGC Health Summit: 

Recent Compliant Products

  • Product: ZuluServer 8.0
    Organization: Politerm OOO
    Standards: WMS 1.3.0, WMS 1.1.1
  • Product: O2MAP WEB 3.0
    Organization: Geotwo Co., Ltd
    Standards: WFS (T) 1.1.0, WFS (XLink) 1.1.0, WFS (XLink) 1.1.0

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