OGC Press Releases

OGC and bSA Release Report on AEC Interoperability Testbed

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2010-02-17
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Wayland, Mass., 17 February 2010 - The buildingSMART allianceTM (bSa) and the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) have released a new report, "Summary of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner Operator Phase 1 (AECOO-1) Joint Testbed." The report summarizes results of a nine-month effort to increase interoperability among software used by architects, construction companies, cost estimators and building energy analysts.

GSDI 12 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers and Workshops

Release Date: 
2010-02-15
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Needham, Mass., 15 February 2010 - The GSDI 12 World Conference will take place in the garden city of Singapore from 19 to 22 October 2010. The Partners in organizing this conference include the GSDI Association (www.gsdi.org/), Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia & the Pacific (www.sbsm.gov.cn/pcgiap/index.htm) (PCGIAP) and Singapore Land Authority (www.sla.gov.sg/htm/hom/index.htm) (SLA).

GEO Announces Call for Participation in GEOSS Pilot Phase 3

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2010-02-01
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Wayland, Mass., 1 February 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 3 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) issued by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The CFP documents are available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.

OGC and World Meteorological Organization to Collaborate on Meteorology Standards

Release Date: 
2010-02-01
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Wayland, MA, 1 February 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards. It is anticipated that this collaboration will support the implementation of the WMO Information System which aims at providing a single coordinated global infrastructure for the collection and sharing of information in support of all WMO and related international programs.

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

Release Date: 
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.

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