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.
OGC Press Releases
12 October 2010. The US Federal Geographic Data Committee (http://www.fgdc.gov) (FGDC) Steering Committee has officially endorsed a group of OGC standards along with other standards developed externally to FGDC. These standards play an important role in enabling interoperability as part of the Geospatial Platform for GeoOneStop, place-based initiatives, and other potential future programs of the FGDC.
October 4, 2010. On September 22, in Toulouse, France at the OGC's 12th annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award Ceremony, OGC director Philippe Delclaux of EADS/Astrium presented the Gardels Award to Ingo Simonis. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geographic information fully integrated into the world's information systems.
September 29, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the IJIS Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on efforts to support information sharing and interoperability related to public safety, justice and homeland security.
The two organizations will participate in joint outreach and marketing activities and collaborative testbed and pilot projects designed to advance and deliver open standards and best practices of value to lJlS Institute members and the broader public safety, justice and homeland security communities.
20 September 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot, sponsored by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):
9 September 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) recently concluded the OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed initiative (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/ows-7). OWS-7 addressed interoperability architectures, enhancements to existing OGC standards, and candidate standards developed in the testbed for sensors, video change detection, database synchronization, information cataloguing, web processing services, event architecture and aviation.
September 7, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) members are seeking comments on OGC candidate standards Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) Core Encoding Standard, and NetCDF Binary Encoding Extension Standard - NetCDF Classic and 64-bit Offset Format.
31 August 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) calls for participation in the OGC Web Services (OWS) Shibboleth Interoperability Experiment (IE) to advance best practice for implementing standards on federated security in transactions involving geospatial data and services.
25 August, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that Dr. Luis E. Bermudez has been appointed Director of Interoperability Certification for the Consortium. In his new position, Dr. Bermudez will manage the OGC Certification Program, lead plugfest activities, and support OGC testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments designed to develop, test and validate specifications for geospatial information.
25 August 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium (SOSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance sensor observing systems for the oceans community.