OGC Press Releases

OGC® announces kickoff of major interoperability testbed – Testbed 12

Release Date: 
2016-02-23
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23 February 2016 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that the Kickoff Event for six threads of the Testbed 12 Interoperability Initiative will be held at the USGS Headquarters in Reston, VA on Wednesday through Friday, March 2-4, the week before the OGC Technical Committee meeting in Washington, DC. The threads are sets of spatial interoperability requirements that will be addressed in the testbed to support the following:

OGC invites input to guide Point Cloud standards work

Release Date: 
2016-02-08
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)  Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG) formed late last year to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in working with or developing standards for point cloud data interoperability, discovery, and dissemination.

OGC® calls for Proposals for a Future City Pilot Phase 1 project

Release Date: 
2016-02-05
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5 February 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the initiative sponsors: Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) France, city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain and virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH Berlin and in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Future City Pilot Phase 1 (FCP1) initiative.

OGC announces simplified web mapping standard

Release Date: 
2016-01-25
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25 January 2016 – The OGC announces that the OGC membership has adopted the The OGC® WMTS Simple Profile, which defines a simplified profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard (see below). WMTS Simple limits the flexibility of the original OGC WMTS standard for the sake of interoperability with some mass market tile distributions that do not claim to be WMTS compliant but in fact share elements of the WMTS requirements.

W3C and OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group publishes First Public Working Draft of its Best Practices

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2016-01-19
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19 January 2016 – The W3C and OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of its Best Practices document for Spatial Data on the Web. This is a concerted attempt to bring together techniques used by the geospatial industry and Web technologists, especially those making use of Linked Data techniques. Typical use cases include environmental and cartographic data, transport and administrative data. Although clearly a lot remains to be done, the editors seek to illustrate the full scope of the best practices.

OGC seeks public comment on candidate Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model and XML encoding Standard

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2016-01-18
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18 January 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the following two candidate standards: OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model (“GUF Model”) and the OGC Geospatial User Feedback XML encoding Standard.

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