OGC Press Releases

OGC Calls for Participants in a Major OGC Web Services Testbed

Release Date: 
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."

OGC announces Web Processing Services Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-01-31
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Wayland, MA, January 31, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) invites additional participation in a Web Processing Service Interoperability Experiment to test and refine a draft implementation specification that enables geoprocessing via the Internet.. The draft specification is described in the Web Processing Service (WPS) Discussion Paper. This specification can be used to implement any kind of geospatial calculation or model as a web service, so that it can easily be found and invoked by a client.

Summit Set to Address "Advancing the Sensor Web"

Release Date: 
2005-01-31
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Wayland, MA, January 31, 2005 - The third annual Emerging Technology Summit's (ETS III) theme is "Advancing the Sensor Web." The two day event is organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory SensorNET Program. The objectives of the Summit are to improve the understanding of sensor networks and to define requirements for enabling a standards-based, interoperable framework for accessing, processing, and tasking an ever increasing population of fixed and mobile sensors.

OGC Requests Information on Contextual State Description Services

Release Date: 
2004-11-10
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Wayland, MA, November 10, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) has published a Request for Information (RFI) ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfi20 ) to solicit input on technologies related to Contextual State Descriptions (CSD). A CSD describes the "environment" or context in which a service chain executes.

OGC Demonstrates Decision Support Service Chaining

Release Date: 
2004-11-03
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Wayland, MA, November 3, 2004 -- The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) held a successful OGC Web Services 2 (OWS-2) Natural Resources Demo on September 2nd. On Sept. 23, in a "Defense Outbrief," OGC showed how similar capabilities would be applied in a defense scenario. OWS-2 is a multi-threaded initiative to "ruggedize" and extend existing and draft OGC standards into a robust geoprocessing interoperability framework for implementation within enterprises and to achieve interoperability between enterprises.

ISO/TC211 Approves OGC Web Map Service as International Standard

Release Date: 
2004-11-01
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Wayland, MA, November 1, 2004 -- ISO has approved an International Standard developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(TM)) with input from the ISO technical committee responsible for the ISO geographic information: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics. The OpenGIS(R) Web Map Service (WMS) Interface Specification was approved by a ballot of the national bodies that are members of ISO.

OGC Announces Call for Input on Geospatial Digital Rights Management

Release Date: 
2004-10-21
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Call to Action Is Key Step in Averting Proprietary Interface Wayland, MA, October 21, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) today launched a digital rights management (DRM)-related project aimed at collecting essential information from governments, businesses, and academia. The data gathered through the five-minute survey, available for the next 30 days at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=53777639685, will help to shape the development of open standards to manage digital rights for geospatial data and services.

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