OGC Press Releases

The OGC Announces New Membership Category - Individual Developers to Have a Direct Voice in Standards

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2007-12-06
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December 6, 2007 -- Wayland, Mass. -- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces a new category of membership, Individual Membership. It is designed to provide a direct path for independent developers to help shape the OGC agenda. Individual Members have access to all written and electronic Technical Committee (TC) communications, and may participate in working groups and subcommittees of the TC, as well as in OGC Interoperability Initiatives.

The OGC Will Exhibit at AEC-ST Conference

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2007-12-05
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December 5, 2007 -- Wayland, Mass. -- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will be exhibiting in booth 322 at the conference "Science and Technology for Architecture, Engineering and Construction" in Washington, DC. The exhibition, in the Washington Convention Center, will be open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday 13 December, and from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday 14 December.

The OGC Seeks Comment on OGC Candidate KML 2.2 Standard

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2007-12-04
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December 4, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on a draft OpenGIS® Encoding Standard (OGC KML) for KML 2.2, a XML-based encoding schema for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on existing or future web-based online maps (2d) and Earth browsers (3d).

The draft OGC KML 2.2 standard formalizes the KML 2.2 model and language while remaining backwards compatible with existing KML 2.2 files. In comparison with the Google KML 2.2 Reference, the draft standard defines:

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Adds Microsoft as Principal Member

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2007-10-22
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Industry Leaders Support Organization's Commitment to Geospatial Interoperability



Wayland, MA and San Antonio, TX, October 23, 2007 - Today, at the annual Geoint 2007 Symposium, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Microsoft Corporation has joined the consortium as a Principal Member. Government agencies worldwide are realizing the power of geospatial applications to meet their missions in ways that are unprecedented - from public safety applications to famine and hunger relief.

NGA Receives OGC Vision Award

Release Date: 
2007-10-18
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October 18, 2007, Wayland, MA - At a special presentation ceremony and reception at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. on October 17, 2007, David Schell, Chairman of the Board of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), presented the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with the OGC Vision Award.

The OGC Vision Award, an inscribed marble and brass globe, was established to recognize the remarkable contribution of a member institution to advance the Consortium's vision of the benefits of geospatial information in the world community.

The OGC Announces Geospatial Data Quality Survey

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2007-10-17
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October 17, 2007. Wayland, MA. The OGC® Technical Committee's Spatial Data Quality Working Group (WG) has been gathering information and requirements from OGC members for the past year and has now begun primary research on spatial data quality measures. Their survey on spatial data quality went live on Monday, October 15, targeting thousands of geospatial data suppliers and users from around the world.

The OGC® Announces New Call for Participation in OWS-5 Testbed

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2007-09-07
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September 7, 2007, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued an addendum to its May 11 Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative. OWS-5 is a testbed to advance OGC's open geospatial interoperability framework. The addendum and the original RFQ/CFP are available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/43.

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