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.
Wayland, Mass., February 20, 2007. The U.S. Department of Defense National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has issued a document, "Enabling A Common Vision" (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=19983), which outlines the overall National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) standards baseline. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Specifications figure prominently in this U.S. Federal and national baseline.
Wayland, MA, February 20, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC®) is seeking European companies, universities and individuals to pre-qualify to receive funding and work as part of the OGC Interoperability Program (OGC IP) Team. The "Invitation to Qualify" (ITQ) can be found at: [http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=14559].
Wayland, Mass., February 6, 2007 - The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved the candidate OpenGIS® Observations & Measurements (O&M) Specification for release for a thirty day public comment period. The document can be downloaded from http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/37.
Wayland, MA, February 1, 2007. The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) launched an Interoperability Experiment on ocean science interoperability on January 29, 2007. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in interoperability among information systems used in ocean research.
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.
Wayland, MA, January 17, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium® (OGC) recently became a member of the World Wide Web Consortium, (W3C, http://www.w3.org/) a standards organization that develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.
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.