OGC Press Releases

OGC adopts WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard

Release Date: 
2016-05-11
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11 May 2016. The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard as an official OGC standard.

WaterML2.0 represents an initiative within the joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group to address standards development and interoperability of hydrological information systems at an international level. The first part of WaterML2.0 focused on a standard information model, and an XML encoding derived from that model, for time series of hydrological observations.

OGC requests comment on charter for Coordinate Reference System Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2016-04-21
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21 April 2016. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for an OGC Coordinate Reference System (CRS) Standards Working Group (SWG).

The purpose of the OGC SWG is to revise Abstract Specification Topic 2 - Spatial Referencing by Coordinates to the state of an adopted OGC standard and an identical ISO International Standard. This will be achieved by processing comments received during the public comment period and ensuring that the standard is consistent with OGC business plans.

OGC seeks public comment on CDB Candidate Standard

Release Date: 
2016-04-12
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This OGC Candidate Standard specifies an open format and encoding for the storage, access and modification of a representation of the natural and built environment for simulation applications. CDB defines the data representation, organization and storage structure of a worldwide synthetic representation of the earth as well as the conventions necessary to support all of the subsystems of full-mission simulators and networks of heterogeneous simulators.

OGC seeks public comment on update of OGC® Abstract Specification Topic 11: Metadata from ISO 19115:2003 to ISO 19115:2014

Release Date: 
2016-04-07
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07 April 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) requests public comment on the update of OGC Abstract Specification Topic 11: Metadata from ISO 19115:2003 to ISO 19115:2014.

The update has been approved by the OGC Architecture Board (OAB) and the Metadata Domain Working Group (DWG). The period for public comment ends 07 May, 2016

ASTM International and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) to Jointly Develop Standards and More through MOU

Release Date: 
2016-04-01
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1 April 2016.  ASTM International and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will collaborate on developing and disseminating standards, best practices, and other tools that support the growing geospatial industry.

The organizations plan to work together in areas such as data acquisition and dissemination, location-based services, and unmanned (autonomous) navigation.  

OGC publishes Testbed 11 Geospatial Information Management Engineering Reports

Release Date: 
2016-03-14
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14 March 2016 – The OGC Members recently approved release of all the public OGC Engineering Reports that resulted from the 2015 OGC Interoperability Testbed 11. Testbed 11 is the most recently completed of the OGC's long series of major geospatial interoperability initiatives. Five of the 26 Testbed 11 Engineering Reports focused on Aviation Information Management, as reported last November.

OGC announces successful completion of Incident Management Information Sharing IoT Pilot

Release Date: 
2016-03-08
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8 March 2016: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has announced the recent successful completion of the OGC Incident Management Information Sharing Internet of Things Pilot Project (IMIS IoT Pilot). The IMIS IoT Pilot was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the IJIS Institute.

OGC seeks public comment on candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension

Release Date: 
2016-03-04
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NOTE:  The deadline for submission has been extended until 17 April 2016.

4 March 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard. The candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard specifies a useful mechanism for grouping coverages together into a collection.

Geospatial coverages, as defined by OGC and ISO, represent homogeneous collections of values located in space/time, such as spatio-temporal sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data.

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