OGC Initiatives

This pilot project, sponsored by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), established a limited operational framework of interoperable services to illustrate the advantages of using products with OGC interfaces to access, fuse and visualize critical spatial information from multiple sources in support of FEMA multi-hazard mitigation, response and r...

The OpenLS Testbed yielded Interoperability Program Reports (IPRs) that have become approved OpenGIS® Specifications in support of interoperable Location Based Services to be made available through mobile terminals. The OpenLS Testbed ended with a successful multi-vendor, specification-based mobile demonstration of these interfaces in action.

The OpenLS Testbed sponsors were:
  Hutchison 3G UK
  Sun Microsystems
  ESRI with SignalSoft
  Oracle with Webraska


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How to Participate

How to Observe

Important Links

Activity Plan


The OpenGIS Web Services Context Document Schema Interoperability Experiment is initiated by ...

The OGC "Geo-interface for Atmosphere, Land, Earth, and Ocean netCDF" (GALEON) Interoperability Experiment supports open access to atmospheric and oceanographic modeling and simulation outputs.

GALEON Phase I completed in 2007. GALEON Phase II started shortly after. However, Phase II is currently dormant awaiting the completion of the revision to ...

The North Rhein Westphalia Pilot Project (NRWPP) was part of a state-wide initiative of the German state of North Rhine Westphalia to establish solutions for network integrated geographic information systems, serving state, city and county offices as parts of the general geographic data infrastructure.

The Open GIS Consortium (Europe) Ltd. (OGCE) and t...

This proposed OGC Interoperability Experiment (IE) is intended to create and test a candidate specification for a Sensor Alert Service (SAS). This work is part of the ongoing OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) effort.

Technical Approach

The OGC Sensor Web Enablement (WSE) Working Group has recognized that a missing piece of the SWE suite o...
Pilot Project. The Geospatial Fusion Pilot Project (GFS-PP) implemented Geospatial Fusion Services capabilities in a user setting to apply geospatial data fusion to intelligence analysis and to demonstrate the utility and effectiveness of these new technologies.

"Geospatial Fusion" refers to making disparate kinds of data discoverable and accessible ...

The ODMS Initiative developed a domain model for utilities as a vehicle to achieve semantic interoperability within and across information communities. The model shows how users within the utilities arena and those in related disciplines such as engineering and public safety can more easily share geographic data, even if they choose to name features differen...
The Web Mapping Testbed Phase 1 (WMT-1) was OGC's first Interoperability Initiative, and it marks an important milestone in the history of geoprocessing. WMT-1 yielded interface prototypes vendors used to enable users to immediately overlay and operate on views of thematic map data from different online sources (subject to limitations of the data), regardles...

Testbed. The 2000 Geospatial Fusion Testbed addressed standard ways of "fusing" disparate kinds of data into one spatial framework. Such data include text with embedded place names as well as video, sound, and photos whose metadata refer to "place." Through Geospatial Fusion, they can be geo-indexed, integrated with other spatial data, and shared across...

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