OGC Press Releases

OGC supports American Geographical Society Geography 2050 Fall Symposium

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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.

OGC seeks sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

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2015-09-15
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15 September, 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved quality of life, civic initiatives and resilience.

OGC requests participation in Point Cloud Domain Working Group

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2015-08-31
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31 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for public participation in its newly-established Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG).  The purpose of the Point Cloud DWG is to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in working with or developing standards for point cloud data interoperability, discovery, and dissemination.

OGC North American Forum to demo results of major interoperability testbed

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2015-08-31
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31 August 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 requests comment on Discussion Papers extending access to 4D weather data collections

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2015-08-20
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20 August 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on a proposed OGC Discussion Paper "A MetOcean Metadata Profile for WCS 2.0" and the supporting Discussion Paper "OGC Web Coverage Service Interface Standard - Coverage Collection Extension".

NRCan becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2015-08-13
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13 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has raised its membership level from Technical level to Principal level. Led through the GeoConnections Program at the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO), Natural Resources Canada has been an active member in the OGC since1998.

OGC requests comment on draft charter for temporal standards working group

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2015-07-28
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28 July 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for a proposed OGC Standards Working Group (SWG). The OGC Temporal Well Known Text (WKT) for Calendars Standards Working Group is being formed to adapt existing standards to provide the capability to represent and encode temporal metadata within data sets and protocols that use customised calendars.

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