OGC Press Releases

The OGC invites comment on GeoSciML 4.0 Standards Working Group charter

Release Date: 
2013-03-04
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4 March 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG). The purpose of this SWG is to progress the GeoSciML data model and application schema for geoscience information interchange to the state of an adopted OGC standard. The OGC members convening this group invite the public to comment on the GeoSciML 4.0 SWG charter (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=51418)

The SI Organization, Inc. becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Release Date: 
2013-02-28
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28 February 2013.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level. 

The SI delivers integrated geospatial data, innovative products and mission solutions to global markets.

GEO Announces Call for Participation in 6th GEOSS Pilot with OGC Leadership

Release Date: 
2013-02-20
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20 February 2013 - The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 6th phase of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-6). AIP-6 aims to increase the use of GEOSS resources by end-users. An end-user might be, for example, a farmer in a developing nation whose cell phone app accesses an online service

The OGC Forms Moving Features Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2013-02-19
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19 February 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of the Moving Features Standards Working Group (Moving Features SWG). "Moving features" data describes such things as vehicles, pedestrians, airplanes and ships.
 
This group is chartered to develop a candidate Moving Features standard from the discussion paper (OGC 12-117r1, OGC Standard for Moving Features; Requirements), which summarizes the requirements and basic idea of an encoding standard for moving

OGC Calls for Participation in Geo4NIEM Initiative to enhance geospatial capabilities for the the US National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

Release Date: 
2013-02-14
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14 February 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the OGC Geo4NIEM Project. The Geo4NIEM Initiative will result in recommendations to enhance the geospatial capabilities within the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Sponsors have identified specific Information Exchange Packages (IEPs) from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice/Law Enforcement domain, and the Maritime domain as representative examples for investigation in this initiative.

OGC calls for comments on netCDF Uncertainty Conventions Discussion Paper

Release Date: 
2013-02-07
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7 February 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks comments on an OGC discussion paper, netCDF Uncertainty Conventions (netCDF-U) 1.0.  This discussion paper proposes a set of conventions for managing uncertainty information within the netCDF classic (also known as netCDF3) data model and format.

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