24 February 2016 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) requests information to help advance the “Arctic Spatial Data Pilot”. The Arctic Spatial Data Pilot is an OGC Interoperability Program initiative sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada. This recently launched initiative aims to help all Arctic stakeholders benefit from improved access to the expanding universe of online Arctic geographic information.
OGC Press Releases
23 February 2016 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that the Kickoff Event for six threads of the Testbed 12 Interoperability Initiative will be held at the USGS Headquarters in Reston, VA on Wednesday through Friday, March 2-4, the week before the OGC Technical Committee meeting in Washington, DC. The threads are sets of spatial interoperability requirements that will be addressed in the testbed to support the following:
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG) formed late last year to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in working with or developing standards for point cloud data interoperability, discovery, and dissemination.
5 February 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the initiative sponsors: Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) France, city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain and virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH Berlin and in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Future City Pilot Phase 1 (FCP1) initiative.
01 February 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra).
28 January 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests public comment on the OGC OGC Observations and Measurements – JSON Implementation Discussion Paper.
25 January 2016 – The OGC announces that the OGC membership has adopted the The OGC® WMTS Simple Profile, which defines a simplified profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard (see below). WMTS Simple limits the flexibility of the original OGC WMTS standard for the sake of interoperability with some mass market tile distributions that do not claim to be WMTS compliant but in fact share elements of the WMTS requirements.
20 January 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the OGC Emergency and Disaster Management Information Framework Discussion Paper.
19 January 2016 – The W3C and OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of its Best Practices document for Spatial Data on the Web. This is a concerted attempt to bring together techniques used by the geospatial industry and Web technologists, especially those making use of Linked Data techniques. Typical use cases include environmental and cartographic data, transport and administrative data. Although clearly a lot remains to be done, the editors seek to illustrate the full scope of the best practices.