OGC Press Releases

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

Release Date: 
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

Release Date: 
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.

OGC® Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated in International Workshops

Release Date: 
2007-09-05
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Wayland, MA, September 5, 2007 - Six of the nine regional 2007 "The User and the GEOSS Architecture" workshops organized by the IEEE, ISPRS and OGC have been completed. In regional scientific application scenarios, the workshops demonstrate publishing, discovery, and access of complex geospatial data and online processing services using existing OGC standards consistent with the architecture principals of the GEOSS 10 Year Implementation Plan.

Registration Open, Abstracts Needed Soon for Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference

Release Date: 
2007-09-05
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September 5, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association announced today that on-line registration for its 10th Annual conference is now open. The conference will be held February 25-29, 2008, in St. Augustine, Trinidad. The theme of the conference is "Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future." Additional information on the GSDI-10 Conference, including registration details and Abstract submission requirements can be found at: http://gsdi.org/GSDI10.

The OGC Announces Corrigendum Release for Geography Markup Language (GML) Version 2.1.2

Release Date: 
2007-08-30
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30 August 2007 -- Wayland, Mass. -- On 4 September 2007, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) will release a corrigendum to fix problems in the GML 2.1.2 schemas. The changes include changing the official schema location to http://schemas.opengis.net and fixing the other minor changes to the schemas so they validate by conformant processors. The ReadMe lists additional changes.

The OGC Announces Transducer Markup Language (TML) Specification

Release Date: 
2007-08-09
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August 9, 2007. Wayland, MA. The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved Version 1.0 of the Transducer Markup Language Implementation Specification ("TML" or "TransducerML").

Sensor systems have two basic parts - a sensing element and a transducer that converts energy from one form to another form (usually an electric signal) that can be interpreted. TML defines the conceptual model and XML Schema for describing transducers and supporting real-time streaming of data to and from sensor systems. TML defines:

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