OGC Press Releases

OGC® and BuildingSMART® alliance Tackle Interoperability Across the Building Life Cycle

Release Date: 
2008-02-11
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Wayland, Mass., February 11, 2008 - buildingSMART alliance, the OGC and Sponsors of the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Testbed have today issued a Request for Technology (RFT). This document provides global software and research communities, business trade organizations and their membership an opportunity to identify their technology solutions relevant to the testbed's three focus areas:

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Takes Strategic Membership in the OGC®

Release Date: 
2008-01-29
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Wayland, MA, January 29, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org) announced that Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has increased its level of membership in the OGC to become a Strategic Member. Strategic Membership is the highest level of membership in the OGC. Strategic Members provide significant resources to support OGC objectives in the form of funding for program initiatives and staff resources inserted into the OGC process.

OGC® Data Quality Working Group Closing Survey on Spatial Data Quality Measures January 25th

Release Date: 
2008-01-24
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Wayland, MA, January 24, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Spatial Data Quality Working Group is pleased to announce that there has been a great response to the survey on spatial data quality measures. The survey will close by the 25th of January. This working group, under the leadership of Seb Lessware (Chair) from 1Spatial and Patrick Cunningham (Vice-Chair) of Blue Marble Geographics has been gathering secondary research information and requirements from OGC members for the past year and is now conducting a primary research phase.

OGC® and buildingSMART allianceTM Announce Joint Call for Sponsors - AECOO Testbed

Release Date: 
2008-01-04
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Wayland, MA, January 4, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and buildingSMART allianceTM have issued a call for sponsors from the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner, Operator (AECOO) community for a testbed to advance progress on communications interoperability for Building Information Models (BIM) over the building and capital facility life cycle. Sponsors define interoperability requirements to advance testbed objectives including the development of use cases, technology objectives, and schedule.

OGC Announces Another Membership Category - Aggregate Membership Serves Collaborating Entities

Release Date: 
2007-12-17
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Wayland, Mass., December 17, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces a new category of membership, Aggregate Membership. It enables collaborating entities to bring their common issues and perspectives into the OGC process of developing interoperability standards. For example, state or provincial and local government agencies collaborate so that emergency response plans are fully coordinated. In this process, they identify and address barriers to interoperability.

GSDI 10 Conference Early Registration Ends December 15!

Release Date: 
2007-12-07
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December 7, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association announced that the deadline for early registration for the 10th International Conference for Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI 10) is December 15, 2007. By registering early, attendees can take advantage of the best conference registration and travel rates.

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