OGC Press Releases

Scott Serich appointed OGC Director, Interoperability Programs

Release Date: 
2015-01-14
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14 January 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Scott Serich as Director, Interoperability Programs. Dr. Serich will support OGC’s participation in the Project Interoperability initiative sponsored by the U.S. Government Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an OGC member.

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

Release Date: 
2015-01-06
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6 January 2015 — The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things, and many other applications.

Trimble becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Release Date: 
2014-12-01
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1 December 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Trimble has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Trimble will participate in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment. As a member of the Planning Committee, Trimble will participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and for nominations to the Board of Directors.

OGC seeks comment on new working group focused on disseminating lightweight “datacubes”

Release Date: 
2014-11-20
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20 November 2014 – The OGC seeks comment on the charter for a new OGC Standards Working Group (SWG) being formed to develop an OGC standard for disseminating relatively small “tiles” of geospatial data to lightweight devices. This group will also define in detail how existing widely used OGC standards can be used to support data tiling functionality.

OGC seeks public comment on the Earth Observation Metadata profile of the OGC Observations & Measurements Standard

Release Date: 
2014-11-17
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17 November 2014 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate Earth Observation Metadata Profile of the OGC Observations and Measurements (O&M) Standard.

The Earth Observation (EO) Metadata profile of Observations and Measurements is intended to provide a standard schema for encoding Earth Observation product metadata to support the description and cataloguing of products acquired by sensors aboard EO satellites.

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