OGC Press Releases

OGC Seeks Comments on Open GeoSMS - Candidate Standard for Location in Short Message Service

Release Date: 
2011-03-25
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25 March 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Open GeoSMS Standard - Core.

The candidate OGC Open GeoSMS Standard allows applications to location enable Short Message Service (SMS). SMS is the text communication service component of phone, web and mobile communication systems. SMS uses standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

OGC Videos Highlight GEO's progress implementing GEOSS

Release Date: 
2010-12-02
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December 2, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), as part of its lead role in the Architecture Implementation Pilot for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), announced videos showing the remarkable progress that has been made in implementing GEOSS. GEOSS is a major multi-year program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The videos were prepared for the GEO Ministerial Summit and GEO VII Plenary, held 3-5 November 2010 in Beijing, China.

OGC offers value-added Membership for Governments around the World

Release Date: 
2010-11-24
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24 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced a new revised Associate Membership option for local and state/provincial government agencies worldwide. The new OGC GovFuture membership category (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/join/levels#associate) reflects the OGC's increased emphasis on knowledge transfer as OGC standards become widely accepted in the marketplace.

OGC Calls for Participation in Major Geo Standards Testbed

Release Date: 
2010-11-22
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22 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/74.

OGC Seeks Comments on Sensor Observation Service Candidate Standard

Release Date: 
2010-11-01
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November 01, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Standard Version 2.0. The SOS candidate interface standard is designed to provide access to sensor observations, sensor descriptions, and digital representations of observed features in an interoperable and standardized way. Further, the SOS 2.0 candidate standard provides means to insert new sensor descriptions or observations.

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