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OGC calls for public review of proposed Common Object Model Container Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2017-03-09
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for an OGC Common Object Model Container (COMC) Standards Working Group (SWG).

The core philosophy behind the COMC SWG is that a user should be able to publish and retrieve data in the format most suitable for that user. Ultimately, the geospatial community should be able minimize concerns with different data encodings and specific server specifications, allowing a free flow of information between systems and users.

OGC is seeking data and services for Testbed 13’s mass migration scenario

Release Date: 
2017-02-15
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15 February 2017: As part of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC®) Testbed 13, the OGC is requesting information to identify, assess, and gather the current state and available geospatial data and services about the Europe and Middle East regions that may be used to support the development, testing, and demonstration of OGC standards and technologies advanced during Testbed 13.

OGC to initiate Phase 1 Development of Interoperability Standards for Underground Infrastructure Data

Release Date: 
2017-02-07
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that the Fund for the City of New York and its sister organization, the National Center for Civic Innovation, has made a $25,000 grant to the OGC. These funds, along with contributions from Ordnance Survey Great Britain and other contributors, will enable OGC to initiate the first of a three-phase project to establish interoperability standards for underground infrastructure data.

OGC seeks public comment on candidate GeoPackage 1.2 standard

Release Date: 
2017-02-03
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on its candidate GeoPackage 1.2 standard.

GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. It is suitable for use across many domains, from defense and intelligence to outdoor recreation.

Location Powers event scaling linked data to big data

Release Date: 
2017-02-01
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has announced its next Location Powers workshop. The theme for the workshop is ‘Big Linked Geodata.’ The workshop will take place on Wednesday 22nd March, alongside OGC’s next TC Meeting, in Delft, The Netherlands.

The focus of the workshop is to investigate how big data approaches can aid in effective exploitation of linked geographic data.

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