OGC Press Releases

OGC announces Sensor Alert Service Interoperability Experiment

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2005-05-17
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Wayland, MA, 17 May, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) will soon begin an Interoperability Experiment to create a draft specification and implementations of a Sensor Alert Service (SAS). The OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Working Group has recognized that the SWE suite of standards and proposed standards requires an alert and notification mechanism to specify how alert or "alarm" conditions are defined, detected, and made available to interested users.

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference held in Cairo

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2005-04-29
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April 29, 2005, Boston, MA - ''Spatial Data in an Information Societ'' was a primary theme of the 8th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Conference held 16-21 April 2005 in Cairo, Egypt. The conference attracted over 1000 registrants from 80 different countries. Scientists, engineers, GIS and GPS specialists, land administrators and surveying practitioners participated in 51 technical sessions, several workshops, and five plenary sessions with over 400 papers presented.

OGC to Begin Geospatial Semantic Web Interoperability Experiment

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2005-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Review Board has approved the launch of the Geospatial Semantic Web (GSW) Interoperability Experiment (IE). The Interoperability Experiment will take several important steps towards the development of the Geospatial Semantic Web, where discovery, query, and consumption of geospatial content are based on formal semantic specification. The GSW will enable the meaning of geographic queries to be easily shared among different software systems and online services.

Sensor Web Symposium Set for April 14-15

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2005-03-21
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Wayland, MA, March 21, 2005 - Professionals interested in sensors are invited to attend "Advancing the Sensor Web," a unique two day event organized by the OGC, the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) SensorNET Program. This, the third OGC Emerging Technology Summit (ETS III), will be held April 14-15, 2005 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

OGC and USGIF Illustrate Interoperability at Inaugural European DGI Event

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2005-02-25
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Feb 25, 2005, Wayland, Mass - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) hosted a compelling demonstration of the power of geospatial interoperability for attendees at the inaugural European Defense Geospatial Intelligence Conference (DGI) held in late January in London. They presented a hypothetical threat scenario designed to highlight how open standards can enable discovery, access, and fusion of multiple, diverse spatial data and services into an integrated framework for enhanced decision support.

OGC Calls for Participants in a Major OGC Web Services Testbed

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2005-02-11
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Wayland, MA, February 11, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in a major Interoperability Initiative to develop and enhance OGC Web Services (OWS) standards that enable easy discovery, access and use of geographic data and geoprocessing services. The OGC Web Services Phase 3 (OWS-3) testbed advances OGC Web Services, the set of OpenGIS(R) Specifications for interfaces, schemas and encodings that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web."

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