OGC Press Releases

OGC Announces Another Membership Category - Aggregate Membership Serves Collaborating Entities

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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!

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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.

Core Services Initiative Will Advance Emergency Communications

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2007-12-07
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December 07, 2007 -- Washington, DC - COMCARE Emergency Response Alliance, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) jointly announced they will conduct a Core Services Initiative to significantly improve interoperable, inter-organizational communications and information sharing for emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

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

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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.

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