OGC Press Releases

The OGC Announces New Automated Compliance Tests

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2007-06-26
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June 26, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) membership has adopted new test suites, test scripts and reference implementations for OpenGIS(R) Specifications. A new TEAM Engine (Test, Evaluation, And Measurement Engine) and Compliance Test Language were adopted as the OGC's official new compliance testing platform.

These new free tests and testing software enable technology providers to confirm that their products are compliant with OpenGIS standards. Providers can then submit products for certification.

Building Information Models (BIM) Demonstrated in OGC Testbed

Release Date: 
2007-06-26
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Wayland, MA, June 26, 2007 - On March 13, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Facility Information Council released the first version of the National Building Information Modeling StandardTM (NBIMS) [http://www.facilityinformationcouncil.org/bim/story_031307.php] for a two month industry review period. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

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

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2007-05-11
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May 11, 2007, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open geospatial interoperability framework. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/40.

Based on sponsor requirements, the OWS-5 initiative is organized as six threads over two initiative phases:

OGC® Calls for Participation in Architecture Implementation Pilot

Release Date: 
2007-04-18
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Wayland, MA, March April 18, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has issued a Call for Participation (CFP) in the "Architecture Implementation Pilot," which is a coordinated interoperability initiative of GEOSS, FedEO and Tri-Lateral initiatives. Responses are due by 11 May 2007 and the "Pilot Kickoff Meeting" will be held 5-6 June 2007 in ESRIN the European Space Agency's establishment in Italy.

Robert Frances Group Joins OGC® to Advance Location Into Business

Release Date: 
2007-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2007 - Robert Frances Group (RFG), an international Information Technology consulting and research group and the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of geospatial technologies in business. The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable organizations to better leverage and benefit from location information.

The OGC® Approves Geospatial Digital Rights Reference Model

Release Date: 
2007-04-10
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Wayland, Mass., April 10, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is pleased to announce that its membership has approved an abstract specification for the management of digital rights in the area of geospatial data and services. The Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM) (available at http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=17802), is Topic 18 of The OpenGIS® Abstract Specification.

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