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: 

OGC Health Summit

  • Posted on: 27 May 2016
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Contributed by: 
By Dr. Kym Watson, Dept. Head of ‘Information Management and Production Control’ at Fraunhofer IOSB; and Eddie Oldfield, Owner, Spatial Quest Solutions.


The well-known and commonly used proverb "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” places health in first place before wealth and wisdom. Indeed, good health is of paramount importance to us all, but achieving it depends on our wisdom and (unfortunately) also often our wealth. 

Recent Compliant Products

  • Product: deegree webservices 3.4
    Organization: lat/lon GmbH
    Standards: WMTS 1.0.0
  • Product: SPINGIS 2.0
    Organization: Hemann Technologies, INC.
    Standards: WCS 1.1.1
  • Product: 易智瑞地理信息系统服务器软件 10.4.1 – DAMENG空间类型与函数
    Organization: ESRI
    Standards: SFS (TF) 1.1, SFS 1.1
  • Product: GeOrbis 1.0
    Organization: VizExperts
    Standards: WCS 1.0.0

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