OGC Press Releases

OGC® seeks participants for international GeoPackage Elevation Data Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2015-11-03
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3 November 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment (GPKG-EE IE).

The OGC GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) has identified a need to store tiled gridded elevation data in a GeoPackage. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. The SWG has developed a candidate extension to the GeoPackage Encoding Standard to support elevation data.

OGC seeks public comment on candidate 3D Portrayal Service Standard

Release Date: 
2015-10-28
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The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC 3D Portrayal Service (3DPS) Standard.

In the last decade, progress in airborne and mobile laser scanning and photogrammetric methods has brought an explosion of terrain data and detailed 3D models of the built environment. The 3d models are often maintained in proprietary environments.

OGC® seeks comment on the OGC OWS Context GeoJSON Encoding Standard

Release Date: 
2015-10-07
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7 October 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the OGC OWS Context GeoJSON Encoding candidate standard. This candidate standard is intended to increase overall use of geospatial information by providing additional geospatial capabilities for the large and growing community of GeoJSON developers. The candidate standard provides flexible alternatives for interoperation and integration of RESTful and service-oriented geoprocessing resources.

The OGC requests comment on the OGC® OpenSearch Extension for Earth Observation Standard

Release Date: 
2015-10-07
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7 October 2015 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the OGC OpenSearch Extension for Earth Observation, a candidate OGC standard. This OpenSearch extension provides a simple way to make queries to a repository that contains Earth Observation information and enables syndication of repositories for this purpose. Once approved as a standard and implemented in software products and services, this Standard will make it much easier for users to navigate diverse and expanding collections of Earth observation data.

OGC North American Forum to demo results of major interoperability testbed

Release Date: 
2015-09-28
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28 September 2015. On October 14th, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will demonstrate the results of the eleventh OGC Interoperability Testbed. The demonstration is being organized by the OGC North American Forum. The US Geological Survey (USGS) is hosting the event, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the USGS Auditorium in Reston, Virginia.

OGC supports American Geographical Society Geography 2050 Fall Symposium

Release Date: 
2015-09-28
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28 September 2015 – The OGC is a partner with the American Geographical Society and the Earth Institute in presenting the American Geographical Society (AGS) Fall Symposium, “Geography 2050: Exploring Our Future in an Urbanized World”. The symposium will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 AM – Friday, November 20, 2015 9:45 PM (Eastern Time). Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the two-day event will take place in the historic Low Library, site of the Pulitzer Prize Award Ceremony, and the Roone Arledge Auditorium.

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