OGC Press Releases

The OGC requests comment on the candidate "I15" standard providing ebRIM extension to OGC Catalog Services Interface Standard

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2013-10-31
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31 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, "OGC I15 (ISO19115 Metadata) Extension Package of the OGC Catalogue Services 2.0 (CS-W) ebRIM Profile."

The OGC Catalogue Services Standard establishes a general framework for implementing catalogue services used for publishing and discovering geospatial data and geoprocessing services.

The OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate GeoPackage Encoding Standard

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2013-10-30
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30 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks final “last-call” public comments on the current draft of the candidate OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Encoding Standard. The GPKG Standards Working Group (SWG) will consider all submitted comments for minor and editorial changes when they prepare a final draft of the GeoPackage Standard.

The OGC requests comment on proposal to update ISO 19107:2003 Geographic information – Spatial

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2013-10-29
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The OGC requests comment on proposal to update ISO 19107:2003 Geographic information – Spatial

29 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on a draft NWIP (New Work Item Proposal) package intended for submission to ISO TC
211 to kick off a project to update ISO 19107:2003 Geographic information – Spatial Schema.

The Open Geospatial Consortium and TM Forum agree to jointly address location information issues in the telecommunications industry

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2013-10-23
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23 October 2013. TM Forum and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization by connecting the OGC’s location standards framework and industry consensus process to TM Forum’s core competency programs, vertical industry initiatives, and Frameworx standards and best practices, which have been adopted by four out of five global service providers.

OGC partners with TECTERRA in hosting geospatial investment event

Release Date: 
2013-10-10
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10 October 2013 - The OGC and TECTERRA invite resource industry professionals to the Opening Doors, Connecting Business event, Tuesday, 5 November 2013.

The event will be held Tuesday, 5 November 2013 from 7:30am to 4:30pm at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alberta.

Business today is being driven by geospatial data: everything has a position and it is critical to know where things are and how they connect.

DigitalGlobe becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Release Date: 
2013-10-09
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that DigitalGlobe has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level. As a Principal member, DigitalGlobe will participate in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission, to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment, and to act as final approval authority for all OGC standards.

The OGC requests comment on the candidate standard Geographic Information – Well Known Text for coordinate reference systems

Release Date: 
2013-10-02
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2 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, "Geographic Information – Well Known Text (WKT) for coordinate reference systems."

OGC Well Known Text offers a compact machine-readable and human-readable representation of geometric objects. WKT can also be used for succinctly describing the critical elements of coordinate reference system (CRS) definitions. 

Jeff de La Beaujardière Receives OGC’s Gardels Award

Release Date: 
2013-09-30
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30 September 2013. At the September meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) in Frascati, Italy, Jeff de La Beaujardière, PhD, received the OGC's prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/awards). The Gardels Award is awarded each year to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

OGC and USGIF invite public to see how open standards integrate geospatial services with Modeling and Simulation

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2013-09-26
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26 September 2013 – Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Working Group invite the public to attend a demonstration of new developments in technology and capability to rapidly discover, transform, and stream geospatial data from Internet sources into Modeling and Simulation applications using open standards.  

The demonstration activities, part of the October 13-16 GEOINT 2013 Symposium, will be held in Room 24 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on 16 October.

OGC Calls for input on Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) Standards Harmonization

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2013-09-23
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23 September 2013 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to engage the aviation community in identifying standards efforts relevant to the provision of aircraft connectivity to the FAA’s System Wide Information Management (SWIM) infrastructure. 

RFI Information:

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