29 July 2011 - The GEOSS Workshop XLIII: Sharing Climate Information and Knowledge will be held 23 September 2011 at NCAR Center Green in Boulder, Colorado. At this daylong meeting, key representatives from industry, academia, and government will provide invited talks focused on issues, tools and techniques now available to improve interdisciplinary discovery and use of climate data, records and modeling results. The workshop will take place a week after the FOSS4G conference in Denver and immediately following the OGC TC meeting in Boulder.
OGC Press Releases
27 July 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the OGC GML Working Group (WG) invite interested parties to attend a one-day workshop on GML 4 on September 19th in Boulder, Colorado. The workshop is organized as part of the September OGC TC meeting, but is open to non-OGC members.
26 July 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) 3D Information Management (3DIM) Working Group is hosting a second 3D Summit focused on the current impact and future opportunities for open standards to better enable 3D geospatial practices. The summit will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting.
25 July 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Hydrology Domain Working Group and the OGC Meteorology and Oceanography Domain Working Group, both of which are Joint Working Groups of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the OGC, announced an Oceans/Meteorology/Hydrology Water Cycle Summit to be held on Wednesday 21 September 2011. The summit will be a part of the week-long OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee Meetings, which will take place at Center Green, UCAR/NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
22 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests reference implementations of the OGC Sensor Planning Service (SPS) 2.0 for use in compliance testing.
The OGC Compliance Program (CITE) tests whether implementations of OGC standards comply with mandatory elements in the standards. Implementations that pass CITE tests are eligible to pay a Trademark License Fee to use the "Certified OGC Compliant" brand in packaging and marketing.
21 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate Earth Observation profile for the OGC Web Coverage Services (WCS) 2.0 standard. This profile will facilitate on-line data access to Earth observation data products.
6 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC “GeoSPARQL: A Geographic Query Language for RDF Data” Standard. The candidate OGC GeoSPARQL standard defines spatial extensions to the W3C's SPARQL protocol and RDF query language.
5 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate version 3.3 of the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML). GML 3.3 builds on GML 3.2.1, published by ISO as ISO 19136:2007, and extends GML with additional schema components based on requirements requested by various domains of interest. For example, the 3d modeling community suggest the addition of triangular meshes (TINs) to GML. GML 3.3 is fully backwards compatible with GML 3.2.
30 June 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced successful completion of the Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot.
27 June 2011. Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, was recently elected to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) board of directors.