OGC Press Releases

GEO Announces Call for Participation in GEOSS Pilot

Release Date: 
2008-07-02
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Wayland, Mass., 2 July, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 2 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) has been issued by the GEO (Group on Earth Observations).

Phase 1 of the AIP demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions. Phase 2 will establish "operational, research and technical exemplars," services that support the GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas (application domains).

OGC(R) Requests Comments on Web Coverage Standard Extensions

Release Date: 
2008-06-30
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June 30, 2008, Wayland, Mass. - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) membership approved a 30 day public comment period for a revision to the OpenGIS® Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard. The revision includes two extensions to WCS: the WCS 1.1 Transaction Extension and the Web Coverage Processing Service Processing (WCPS) Extension.

OGC Seeks Input on Next Version of Geography Markup Language - GML(TM)

Release Date: 
2008-06-25
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June 25, 2008. Wayland, Mass.  The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is inviting the public to offer change requests for consideration by the OGC Technical Committee on a revision of the OpenGIS® Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard. GML defines a data encoding in XML for geographic data and a grammar to express models of such data using XML Schema. 

OGC and WfMC Partner to Advance Standards Goals

Release Date: 
2008-06-17
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Wayland, Mass., June 17, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in advancing standards-based, interoperable workflow and Web-enabled geospatial content sharing, modeling and visualization to address the needs of their members.

OGC Interoperability Days, 3-4 June 2008 in Potsdam

Release Date: 
2008-05-19
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OGC Technical Interoperability Day and Business Interoperability Day

Bonn, Germany, 19 May 2008: OGC Interoperability Days will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3 and 4, 2008, in Potsdam, Germany. These events will coincide with the OGC Technical Committee meetings, which are being held in Potsdam that week. The first day will be in English and the second day in German.

OGC® and buildingSMART alliance™ Release RFQ/CFP for AECOO Testbed

Release Date: 
2008-05-02
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Wayland, Mass., May 2, 2008 - The buildingSMART alliance, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and Sponsors of the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Testbed have today issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) for the AECOO-Phase 1 Testbed. The testbed aims to foster business transformation as defined in the United States National Building Information Modeling Standard, Part 1 (NBIMS) with technology for interoperability involving intelligent building models with 3D geometric capabilities.

OGC Announces Another Government Agency Chooses OGC Standards

Release Date: 
2008-05-01
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Wayland, MA May 1, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC) announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) program Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is implementing a number of OGC standards. IOOS is a multidisciplinary system that will provide data and information on the oceans and Great Lakes, at both local and national scales, for use by a wide variety of decision makers.

OGC® Approves KML as Open Standard

Release Date: 
2008-04-14
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Wayland, Mass., April 14, 2008 - The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the approval of the OpenGIS® KML Encoding Standard (OGC KML), marking KML's transition into an open standard which will be maintained by the OGC. Developers will now have a standard approach for using KML to code and share visual geographic content in existing or future web-based online maps and 3D geospatial browsers like Google EarthTM.

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