27 July 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) will develop conforming documentation for key OGC standards and geospatial open source application descriptions. Both sets of documentation will be available online and on the OSGeo-Live DVD, to be released at the international conference for Free and Open Source Software, FOSS4G, in September 2010 in Barcelona, Spain (http://2010.foss4g.org).
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, Mass., 23 July, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) members approved release of “Observations and Measurements – XML Implementation” for public comment, in preparation for adoption as an OGC Standard. This candidate standard specifies an XML implementation for the Observations and Measurements conceptual model.
Wayland, Mass., 23 July, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is seeking public comment on a Geography Markup Language (GML) XML encoding for describing the characteristics of a moving object, such as a GPS enabled car. This candidate standard provides a way of describing in simple terms the motion of an object, such as a car driving through city streets or a person walking in a park.
Wayland, MA, July 1, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org ) announced that the GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan (GIS.FCU) has become a Principal Member of the OGC.
Principal Members evaluate and provide guidance on market direction and Consortium focus, and have oversight over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee (PC).
Wayland, MA, June 16, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org ) and AGISEE, the Association for Geospatial Information in South-East Europe (http://www.agisee.org) announced that they have established a cooperative relationship to promote the importance of open standards in the development of spatial data infrastructures and raise the awareness of interoperability in South-East Europe.
Principal Members evaluate and provide guidance on market direction and Consortium focus, and have authority over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee (PC).
Wayland, Massachusetts, May 13, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will launch a Hydrology Surface Water Interoperability Experiment (IE) on 15 June, 2010. The OGC is requesting participation by organizations that are interested in sharing surface water data.
The Surface Water IE will advance the development of WaterML 2.0 and test its use with various OGC service standards. The IE will also contribute to the development of a hydrology domain feature model and vocabularies, which are essential for interoperability within the hydrology domain.
Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Lance McKee has been appointed as a Senior Staff Writer for the Consortium.
As part of the OGC's Marketing and Communications team, Lance is responsible for communicating the OGC message through a variety of public relations and outreach activities in markets important to the OGC membership and the wider industry.
Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Dr. Nadine Alameh has been appointed as a Director, Interoperability Programs for the Consortium. In her new position, Nadine plans and manages OGC Interoperability Initiatives, which include testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments designed to develop, test and validate specifications in support of developing standards for geospatial information.