December 2, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), as part of its lead role in the Architecture Implementation Pilot for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), announced videos showing the remarkable progress that has been made in implementing GEOSS. GEOSS is a major multi-year program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The videos were prepared for the GEO Ministerial Summit and GEO VII Plenary, held 3-5 November 2010 in Beijing, China.
OGC Press Releases
24 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced a new revised Associate Membership option for local and state/provincial government agencies worldwide. The new OGC GovFuture membership category (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/join/levels#associate) reflects the OGC's increased emphasis on knowledge transfer as OGC standards become widely accepted in the marketplace.
22 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/74.
16 November 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces adoption and availability of the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard, Version 2.0. The WCS 2.0 standard is available for free download at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wcs.
11 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the formation of an OGC Web Services (OWS) Publish/Subscribe (PubSub) Standards Working Group (SWG). (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=41513&version=1).
4 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the formation of a GeoSynchronization Service Standards Working Group (SWG). (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=39476).
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.
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.