OGC Press Releases

OGC Adopts Earth Observation Profile for Web-based Catalogue Services

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2010-01-21
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Wayland, Mass., 21 January 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces adoption and availability of the OGC Earth Observation (EO) Application Profile for the OGC Catalogue Services - Web (CSW) Specification 2.0.2. The EO-CSW standard will benefit a wide range of stakeholders involved in the provision and use of data generated by satellite-borne and aerial radar, optical and atmospheric sensors.

OGC and iEMSs to Cooperate on Standards for Environmental Modeling

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2010-01-19
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Wayland, MA, 19 January 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the International Environmental Modeling & Software Society (iEMSs) Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in standards development, education and outreach to enable and promote the use of interoperable Web based geospatial technologies in environmental modeling and software tools.

OGC Hosts Indoor Location and Floor Plan Standards Forum

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2010-01-18
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Wayland, MA, 18 January 2010.On December 8 in Mountain View, California, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) held a special session of the OGC 3DIM (3D Information Management) Domain Working Group to bring together professionals representing standards development organizations and activities working on encoding standards for indoor location and routing, floor plans, and other built environment information. Such standards are needed for applications such as emergency management (EM), outdoor/indoor navigation, and augmented reality.

OGC seeks input on next version of CityGML

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2010-01-06
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Wayland, Mass., 6 January 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is seeking broad input on enhancements and changes for a revision of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) Encoding Standard (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/citygml). CityGML is an open information model and XML-based encoding for the representation, storage, and exchange of virtual 3D city models.

European Agencies Use OGC Standards in Meteorology

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2010-01-05
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Wayland, MA. 5 Janaury 2010. Meteo- France, the UK Met Office, and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) recently held the 2nd Workshop on, The Use of GIS/OGC Standards in Meteorology at the Conference International Centre at Meteo-France, Toulouse, France, from 23-25 November 2009. See http://www.meteo.fr/cic/meetings/gis-ogc/ for details.

OGC Seeks Participants for International Hydrology Interoperability Experiment

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2009-11-20
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Wayland, MA, November 20, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will launch a Hydrology Interoperability Experiment (HDWG_IE1) on December 8, 2009. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in developing standard ways of discovering, sharing and interpreting groundwater data using OGC Web Services (OWS) interface and encoding standards.

GEOSS Interoperability Pilot Completed with OGC Leadership

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2009-10-14
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Wayland, MA, October 14, 2009.  The GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2 (AIP-2) has been completed with leadership by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®). The AIP-2 Pilot activity, which began in September 2008, is a project of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) AR-09-01b Task Team. OGC's activities in AIP-2 were sponsored in part by the USGS, ERDAS, Northrop Grumman and the European Space Agency.  AIP-1 demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions.

European Agencies Announce Workshop on Use of OGC Standards in Meteorology

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2009-10-09
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Wayland, MA., USA, 9 October 2009. Meteo France, the UK Met Office, and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) jointly announce that the 2nd Workshop on the Use of GIS/OGC Standards in Meteorology will be held at the Conference International Centre at Meteo-France, Toulouse, France, from 23-25 November 2009. See http://www.meteo.fr/cic/meetings/gis-ogc/ for details.

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