OGC Press Releases

OGC approves new standard for geological science data

Release Date: 
2017-03-15
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The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved GeoSciML as an OGC Standard. The OGC GeoSciML Standard defines a model and encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports, and databases.

GeoSciML provides a mechanism for storage and exchange of a broad range of geologic data enabling users to generate geologic depictions (such as maps) in a consistent and repeatable fashion.

OGC publishes Moving Features Access specification as a standard for rapid and advanced utilization of location data for moving features

Release Date: 
2017-03-13
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is excited to announce that it has published Moving Features Access as an official standard.

Moving Features Access defines location data access operations so that big data from moving features, such as people and vehicles, can be processed and analyzed swiftly and across different sectors. The standard was jointly developed by Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi), the University of Tokyo (the University), and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

OGC seeks public comment on proposed Unmanned Systems Domain Working Group

Release Date: 
2017-03-10
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comments on the draft charter of a proposed Unmanned Systems Domain Working Group (UXS DWG).

The proposed DWG will provide an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in the Unmanned Systems Community (including aerial, underwater, and other unmanned vehicle platforms).

OGC calls for public review of proposed Common Object Model Container Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2017-03-09
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for an OGC Common Object Model Container (COMC) Standards Working Group (SWG).

The core philosophy behind the COMC SWG is that a user should be able to publish and retrieve data in the format most suitable for that user. Ultimately, the geospatial community should be able minimize concerns with different data encodings and specific server specifications, allowing a free flow of information between systems and users.

OGC is seeking data and services for Testbed 13’s mass migration scenario

Release Date: 
2017-02-15
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15 February 2017: As part of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC®) Testbed 13, the OGC is requesting information to identify, assess, and gather the current state and available geospatial data and services about the Europe and Middle East regions that may be used to support the development, testing, and demonstration of OGC standards and technologies advanced during Testbed 13.

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