OGC Press Releases

GeoRSS Buzz Permeates Location Intelligence Conference

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2006-05-03
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Wayland, Mass., May 03, 2006 - During the recent Location Intelligence 2006 conference, an emerging standard for geo-enabling RSS feeds, GeoRSS, garnered much positive attention. Currently sponsored by several organizations, including the OGC, GeoRSS embeds location into RSS feeds. With this information included, the feed can be mapped by a GeoRSS-enabled client. GeoRSS is detailed at www.georss.org.

The OGC® Seeks Comment on Geospatial Catalog Application Profile

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2006-04-20
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Wayland, Mass., April 20, 2006 – The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) has released a Request for Comment on a new candidate OGC standard: OpenGIS® Catalogue Services Specification 2.0.1 - ISO Metadata Application Profile. This document specifies a catalogue application profile based on ISO19115:2003/ISO19119:2005 metadata with support for XML encoding per ISO/CD TS 19139 and HTTP protocol binding.

OGC® and IAI Join Forces to Advance Joint Standards

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2006-04-13
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Wayland, Mass., April 13, 2006 – The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to strengthen open standards based interoperability between systems used by the building infrastructure community and the broader geospatial, architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) and information technology (IT) communities.

The OGC® Announces Call for Participation in OWS-4 Testbed

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2006-04-11
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April 11, 2006, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 4 (OWS-4) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/initiatives/?iid=199 .

OGC® Requests Public Comment on Sensor Web Enablement Specifications

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2006-04-05
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Wayland, Mass., April 5, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) invites public comment on several candidate standards developed in the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement initiative. The OGC membership anticipates that these specifications will be adopted as OpenGIS® Specifications and that they will become widely used as open, international standards for Web-based registration, discovery, use and control of sensors, sensor systems, and sensor data stores. Comments are requested on:

The OGC® invites public comment on candidate Geospatial Digital Rights Management (GeoDRM) Reference Model

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2006-04-03
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Wayland, Mass., April 3, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) requests public comment on a candidate specification, the OpenGIS® GeoDRM Reference Model [http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfpc30 ]. The specification provides a standard system of operating agreements and associated open specifications for Web services that will enable broader use of geodata while protecting the rights of producers and users.

OGC® Offers Online Multimedia Presentations of Web Services Initiative

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2006-03-13
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March 13, 2006, Wayland, Massachusetts - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces the availability of two online multimedia demonstrations documenting the milestones achieved in the OGC Web Services Phase 3 Initiative, (OWS-3). The focus of the presentations is to share the OWS-3 goals and to provide a synopsis of the final demonstration. The presentations are available as interactive Flash and Web-streamed video and illustrate the use of a variety of draft and approved OpenGIS(R) standards in an emergency response to a fictitious wildfire threat in Southern California.

OGC® Announces RFQ to Extend Reference Implementation in Kentucky

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2006-02-14
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Wayland, MA, February 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC®) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to extend a reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Watershed Modeling Information Portal (KWMIP) Pilot Project uses OGC Web Services (OWS), to provide advance the use of computer based watershed modeling in the commonwealth.

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