OGC Press Releases

The OGC seeks comments on candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile

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2014-06-12
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10 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC™) membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard.

Current OGC WMTS Interface Standard implementations return small, pre-generated map images (e.g., PNG or JPEG) or reuse cached map requests that follow a discrete set of tile matrices. The standard defines rules for multiple request/response patterns, including KVP, REST and SOAP.

OGC seeks comment on charter for new netCDF Standards Working Group

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2014-06-11
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11 June 2014. A new netCDF Standards Working Group (SWG) is being chartered to further extend the existing netCDF standard with extension modules for additional data models, encodings, and conventions. Initiators of the new SWG seek comments from the public on the draft new charter. The comment period closes on 2014-07-11.

OGC and ECCMA announce agreement to work together on standards for the identification and description of real property

Release Date: 
2014-06-09
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June 9, 2014 Allentown, PA

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today the finalization of a memorandum of understanding with ECCMA to formalize the collaboration between the two organizations around the standardization of electronic real property information and identifiers.

New OGC Domain Working Group for Mobile Location Services

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2014-06-04
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4 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has formed the Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group (DWG). The new group will replace both the existing Mass Market and OpenLS working groups. In an effort to better reflect the current technology market this new DWG will be focused on interoperability in a number of key areas including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), SensorWeb, Points of Interest, Augmented Reality, geofencing and related location services.

OGC extensions to Web Coverage Service Standard improve access to Earth data

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2014-05-29
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29 May 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership has approved six OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard extensions as official OGC standards. These WCS extensions significantly expand the ability of researchers, environmental managers, disaster managers, policy advisers and others to access the world's network-distributed Earth imaging data resources.

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Catalogue Service Version 3.0 candidate standard

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2014-05-22
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22 May 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership seeks public comment on a new version of the OGC Catalogue Service interface standard. This standard specifies a design pattern for defining interfaces to publish and search collections of descriptive information (metadata) about geospatial data, services and related information objects.

OGC encourages attendance at AGILE & COBWEB Workshop - "Citizen Science, Quality and Standards"

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2014-05-20
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20 May 2014 – AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe) and COBWEB (Citizen OBservatory WEB, an EU FP7 Project) invite public participation in a special workshop on crowdsourced data and the environment.  The AGILE & COBWEB Workshop - "Citizen Science, Quality and Standards" will be held June 3, 2014 in Castellón, Spain in conjunction with the AGILE 2014 conference.

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