1 July 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the Open Modelling Interface Standard Version 2 (OpenMI) as an OGC standard. This standard defines a means by which independently developed computer models of environmental processes, or indeed any processes, can exchange data as they run and hence facilitates the modelling of interacting processes.
OGC Press Releases
1 July 2014. An OGC Agriculture Domain Working Group (SWG) is being chartered as an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in the Agriculture domain. Initiators of the new SWG seek comments from the public on the draft charter. The comment period closes on 2014-07-31. Comments should be submitted to charter-requests [at] opengeospatial.org.
26 June 2014 – 22 public Engineering Reports resulted from the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC®) recently completed OGC Interoperability Testbed 10 (OSW-10), the most recent in the OGC's yearly series of major geospatial interoperability testbeds. Eight of these reports focused on Aviation Information Management. Use cases and scenarios provided by Testbed 10 sponsors defined the interoperability requirements.
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24 June 2014. The OGC calls for participation in an interoperability experiment to define data quality requirements for virtual 3D city models encoded in CityGML.
CityGML has been widely adopted and is used throughout the world as a data model and exchange format for virtual 3D city and landscape models. An increasing range of applications has raised the demand for high quality 3D data.
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19 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed a collaboration agreement to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards. It is anticipated that this collaboration will enable the JRC to more effectively contribute to the OGC standards process, and facilitate the consideration of European objectives and requirements during the development of international open geospatial standards.
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.
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.
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.
6 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comments on the charter for a new GeoTIFF Standards Working Group (SWG). The charter is available at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/57198. The OGC GeoTIFF SWG formation and process are being driven by the existing GeoTIFF user community.