OGC Press Releases

The Open Geospatial Consortium's Web Map Service (WMS) Approved as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard

Release Date: 
2005-12-09
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Wayland, Mass., December 8, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC®) through its work with ISO announces that its OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification is now available as ISO 19128, a standard titled "IS 19128:2005 Geographic information - Web map server interface." http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=3... The OGC version of this standard is being prepared and will be posted to the OGC website soon.

OGC Teams with GIS Development

Release Date: 
2005-09-16
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Wayland, Mass, and Uttar Pradesh, India, September 16, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and GIS Development Pvt. Ltd recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to grow the market for interoperable geospatial solutions in Asia Pacific and Middle East. The agreement formalizes the organizations' past relationship and details plans for the development and delivery of relevant education programs, conferences, and publications to accelerate awareness and uptake of OGC standards.

OGC Standards Enable Armchair Captains to Track Rolex Fastnet Races

Release Date: 
2005-08-12
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Wayland, Mass, August 12, 2005 - There's a bit of invisible magic enabling the mapping website that shows the current positions of the sailing vessels in this year's Rolex Fastnet race from the Isle of Wight to Plymouth. Visitors to http://www.netandsea.com/fastnetrace/ see colorful maps from Netency with regularly updated data on 10 of the 250 yachts. But what pulls all the data together underneath? Elegant open geospatial standards.

OGC Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated at Workshop in Korea

Release Date: 
2005-08-05
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Wayland, MA, August 5, 2005 - OGC Web Services (OWS) as applied to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) architecture were successfully demonstrated to an IEEE-OGC-ISPRS GEOSS Workshop on 24 July 2005 in Seoul, Korea. This was a special event for invited participants on the opening day of the International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005. The demonstration showed that Earth Observation data and services are available now through open standard mechanisms highlighted in the GEOSS 10 Year Implementation Plan and Reference Document.

OGC announces GALEON Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-07-01
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Wayland, MA, July 1, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) has announced that July 24, 2005 will be the kickoff date for an OGC Interoperability Experiment to support open access to atmospheric and oceanographic modeling and simulation outputs. The GALEON (Gateway or Geo-interface for Air Land Earth Ocean NetCDF) Interoperability Experiment will implement a geo-interface to netCDF datasets via the OpenGIS(R) Web Coverage Server (WCS 1.0) protocol specification. The interface will provide interoperability among netCDF, OPeNDAP, ADDE, and THREDDS client/server and catalog protocols.

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