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 Press Releases
13 February 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Encoding Standard. The GeoPackage standard will make it much easier to exchange and share geospatial (or location) information across different devices, applications and web services throughout the mobile world.
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
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
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.
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.
5 December 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced a new, simplified compliance fee schedule. The new fee schedule will take effect 1 March 2014.
The current fee schedule is here: http://www.opengeospatial.org/compliance#trademark. The new fee schedule is here: http://www.opengeospatial.org/compliance/newfees14.
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
20 November 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium and the PODS Association, Inc. (“PODS”), have signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization. The two organizations have agreed to work together to identify enhancement opportunities between the advanced geospatial interoperability concepts developed within the OGC's consensus standards process and the PODS Association's widely used PODS standard and data model.
18 November 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced 5 new compliance tests for existing OGC standards: