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.
OGC Press Releases
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.
Wayland, MA, October 11, 2007. 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 Principal Member.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 15, 2007. Wayland, MA. The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved the OpenGIS® Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) Implementation Specification (a profile of the Web Map Service) and the related OpenGIS Symbology Encoding Implementation Specification.