OGC Press Releases

OGC® Announces Call for Sponsors for Fifth Spatial Open Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2007-01-30
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Wayland, MA, January 30, 2007. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a call for sponsors for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. Interested organizations are invited to an all day planning meeting on February 9, 2007 in Herndon, Virginia.

Best practice makes perfect with Open Geospatial Standards

Release Date: 
2007-01-08
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British Geological Survey Offices, Nottingham, UK - Following the recent successful UK Geospatial Mash-Up meeting, the Association For Geographic Information (AGI), The British Computer Society (BCS) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have teamed up again to promote and discuss the 'business case' for using open geospatial standards.

OGC Adopts ebRIM Metamodel for Catalogues

Release Date: 
2007-01-05
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Wayland, MA January 5, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC) selected the OASIS standard ebRIM (electronic business Registry Information Model) as the preferred cataloguing metamodel foundation for future application profiles of the OpenGIS® Catalogue Service Web (CS-W) specification. The catalogue specification defines the information required to support discovery and search for data and services and ebRIM provides the requirements to support registration of services like those specified in many OGC standards, as well as geospatial data and other resources.

OGC Demos Results of OGC Web Services Test bed

Release Date: 
2006-12-21
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Jersey City, NJ, December 21, 2006 - On December 7 and 8 at an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, members of the Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) demonstrated systems with open interfaces supporting an emergency response to a hypothetical 'dirty bomb' incident. The demonstration showed the results of the OGC's fourth successful OGC Web Services test bed activity (OWS-4). The audience consisted mainly of high level decision makers involved in disaster management.

OGC Announces Invitation to Qualify for Interoperability Program ''IP Team''

Release Date: 
2006-12-20
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Wayland, MA, December 20, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC®) has posted an OGC "Invitation to Qualify" (ITQ) for the OGC Interoperability Program (OGC IP) Pool [http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=14559]. The purpose of this invitation is to solicit companies, universities, and independent consultants who wish to pre-qualify to be part of future Open Geospatial Consortium Interoperability Program Team (IP Team) activities.

OGC announces Geospatial Linking Service Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2006-12-15
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Wayland, MA, December 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) will launch an Interoperability Experiment on "geospatial linking" on January 15, 2007. The Geospatial Linking Service Interoperability Experiment will test methods for linking attribute data (typically records in a database) to those data records' geospatial representations (typically stored as digital maps) when both data and geospatial representations are stored at separate locations on the Internet.

OGC and TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards will Collaborate on Joint Standards

Release Date: 
2006-12-14
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Wayland, Mass., December 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the international body for Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on standards to promote dissemination of information about biological organisms and the diversity of life on earth.

OGC Interoperability Day Highlights Successful Standards Applications

Release Date: 
2006-11-03
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Wayland, MA, November 16, 2006 - At a recent Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) seminar, Dan Mandl of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center described how NASA is using the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards to simplify the tasking of satellites. "Software services based on open architectures have opened the door to standardized tasking of Earth imaging satellites," explained Mandl.

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