25 February 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Directions Media invite government information system managers to attend a free webinar on the new OGC GeoPackage Encoding Standard, an open standard for accessing spatial data on mobile devices. The webinar, fifth in a series of OGC GovFuture Webinars, will be held on 5 March
OGC Press Releases
24 February 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the OGC Sensor Model Language (SensorML) 2.0 Encoding Standard. SensorML 2.0 provides a standard encoding for describing sensors ("things that measure"), actuators ("things that act"), and processors ("things that calculate"). SensorML is part of the award-winning OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) suite of standards that have been implemented in satellite
19 February 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) IndoorGML Standards Working Group seeks public comments on the candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard.
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
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.
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.