April 20, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface standard as an International Standard. This approval was the result of joint activity in the ISO Technical Committee: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics.
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, Massachusetts, 19 April 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC Network Common Data Form (netCDF) Core Encoding Standard, and netCDF Binary Encoding Extension Standard - netCDF Classic and 64-bit Offset Format as official OGC standards. These standards are available for free download at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/netcdf.
11 April 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks comments on an OGC discussion paper, "Requirements and Space-Event Modeling for Indoor Navigation."
7 April 2011 – The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 4th phase of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-4). The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) provides leadership in AIP-4 and invites OGC members and other organizations to respond to the CFP. The CFP document is available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.
5 April 2011 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the Sensor Planning Service (SPS) Interface Standard 2.0 Earth Observation Satellite Tasking Extension standard as an official OGC standard. This standard is available for free download at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/sps.
March 31, 2011 - OSCRE (the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate) today announced that they have updated their Memorandum of Understanding with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to reflect OSCRE’s new global focus following last year’s merger between PISCES and OSCRE Americas.
OSCRE and the OGC organizations are now putting a new level of emphasis on collaborative standards development and are working specifically to enable and promote the interoperable use of Web based geospatial technologies in real estate and property management.
30 March 2011, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that GE Energy has upgraded its OGC membership from Technical Member to the Principal Member level.
Wayland, Massachusetts, 28 March 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the formation of an OGC WaterML 2.0 Standards Working Group (SWG). (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/waterml2.0swg).
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.
January 24, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Ordering Services for Earth Observation Products Interface Standard. This candidate interface standard defines interfaces for ordering products derived from Earth observation satellites. In particular it provides interfaces for: