OGC Press Releases

OGC invites Mobile World Congress attendees to GeoPackage and IndoorGML workshops and an Augmented Reality interoperability demo

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2014-02-18
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18 February 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites Mobile World Congress attendees to attend workshops on the new OGC GeoPackage Service Interface Standard, the candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard, and the candidate OGC Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML2) Encoding Standard. Attendees at this free event will also see a demonstration of ARML2 being used to enable interoperability among leading Augmented Reality platform providers Layar, Metaio and Wikitude.  The demo and workshops will be held in the afternoon after the morning presentations on

The OGC seeks comment on revised GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard

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2014-02-17
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17 February 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comment on the candidate GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard version 2. This geospatial data encoding standard defines how the Geography Markup Language (GML) is to be used within JPEG 2000 images for adding geographic content to imagery. Once approved, the GML in JPEG2000 version 2 standard will join a suite of international open standards that provide a platform for seamless service-based publishing, discovery, assessment, ordering, access and processing of geospatial information.

OGC, Layar, Metaio and Wikitude invite Mobile World Congress attendees to AR Interoperability Demo

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2014-02-10
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10 February 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites all mobile developers, location data providers, network operators and LBS service users to an exciting seminar and reception that will be held from 0900 to 1500 on 25 February 2014 in Barcelona, Spain at the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (ICC) during the Mobile World Congress. The Mobile World Congress, to be held 24-27 February 2014 in Barcelona, is the world's largest exhibition, conference and networking event for mobile operators, cell phone and device

The Open Geospatial Consortium and the Small Cell Forum Co-Operate to Develop Support for Indoor Location Based Services

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2014-01-30
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30th January 2014. The Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a standards consortium working to make spatial information an integral part of the global information infrastructure, today announced that the two bodies have signed a liaison agreement with an initial focus on developing support for location based services within mobile networks based on small cells. Small cells can be used to support

OGC Announces Winners of OGC Student App Challenge, sponsored by Google

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2013-12-13
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13 December 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Board of Directors, Staff and 473 public sector and private sector members – government organizations, NGOs, corporations and universities around the world – congratulate Mr. Ebrahim Poorazizi of the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, winner of the inaugural OGC Student App Challenge.

The OGC forms working group to draft Point of Interest (POI) encoding standard

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2013-12-12
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12 December 2013 – At the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Technical Committee plenary meeting on 26 September, the Technical Committee approved the charter for a new OGC Point of Interest (POI) Standards Working Group (SWG). This group will develop a candidate POI encoding specification for possible adoption by the OGC membership as an OGC Standard.

OGC and USGIF invite I/ITSEC attendees to see how open standards integrate geospatial services with Modeling and Simulation

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2013-11-25
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25 November 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Working Group invite all I/ITSEC attendees to attend a demonstration of new standards developments that provide the capability to rapidly discover, transform, and stream geospatial data from Internet sources into Modeling and Simulation applications.  The USGIF M&S Working Group Demo is part of the I/ITSEC 2013 Modeling, Simulation & Training Conference, to be held

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