31 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for public participation in its newly-established Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG). The purpose of the Point Cloud DWG is 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 Press Releases
31 August 2015. On October 14th, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will demonstrate the results of the eleventh OGC Interoperability Testbed. The demonstration is being organized by the OGC North American Forum. The US Geological Survey (USGS) is hosting the event, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the USGS Auditorium in Reston, Virginia.
24 August 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for an OGC Open Web Services (OWS) Common Security Standards Working Group (SWG).
20 August 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on a proposed OGC Discussion Paper "A MetOcean Metadata Profile for WCS 2.0" and the supporting Discussion Paper "OGC Web Coverage Service Interface Standard - Coverage Collection Extension".
18 August 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on proposed OGC standards for the representation of observations as timeseries, that is, a sequence of data values which are ordered in time.
13 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has raised its membership level from Technical level to Principal level. Led through the GeoConnections Program at the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO), Natural Resources Canada has been an active member in the OGC since1998.
28 July 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for a proposed OGC Standards Working Group (SWG). The OGC Temporal Well Known Text (WKT) for Calendars Standards Working Group is being formed to adapt existing standards to provide the capability to represent and encode temporal metadata within data sets and protocols that use customised calendars.
27 July 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership announces OGC’s approval of the OGC Common DataBase specification as an OGC Best Practice.
23 July 2015 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) seeks public input to guide their development and prioritization of new extensions to the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Encoding Standard. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. Adopted by the OGC membership last year, GeoPackage has rapidly become implemented in a broad range of products and applications.
22 July, 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved quality of life, civic initiatives and resilience.