OGC Press Releases

OGC and AMI-C Partner to Explore Cross Industry Interoperability for Location Services

Release Date: 
2002-04-16
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Wayland, MA, and Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA, April 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMI-C) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at aligning OpenGIS® specifications, programs and processes with the information requirements, specifications and programs of the automotive industry. This cooperation extends into electronic location services and navigation programs, processes and related specifications released by AMI-C and OGC.

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Web Coverage Service Specification

Release Date: 
2002-12-18
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Thousand Oaks, CA, December 18, 2002 - At last week's Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meetings, the Coverage Working Group, the OGC Technical Committee, and the OGC Planning Committee voted to release the proposed Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Specification, for public comment, as a Request for Comment (RFC). The RFC details draft interfaces that allow gridded and certain non-gridded geospatial data on a server to be accessed and used by client software as input into spatial model, local rendering and other uses.

OGC Prepares the United States Census Bureau for a New Era

Release Date: 
2003-10-03
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Wayland, MA, October 3, 2003 - To assess the use of Web service applications based on open specifications to collect, maintain and disseminate TIGER® data, the Geography Division of the U.S. Census Bureau sponsored the second in a series of Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiatives organized by the Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC). Two prototype applications were developed and demonstrated recently by the international team of OGC members Galdos Systems, Inc. (Canada), Syncline, Inc.

OGC Names New CTO and Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture

Release Date: 
2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today that the OGC Board of Directors has voted to appoint Dr. Carl Reed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and that George Percivall has joined the OGC as Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture. These staff changes reflect OGC's commitment to maintaining the technology management excellence that has made it the preeminent consensus standards organization in the geospatial technologies industry.

The OGC Announces Geospatial Data Quality Survey

Release Date: 
2007-10-17
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October 17, 2007. Wayland, MA. The OGC® Technical Committee's Spatial Data Quality Working Group (WG) has been gathering information and requirements from OGC members for the past year and has now begun primary research on spatial data quality measures. Their survey on spatial data quality went live on Monday, October 15, targeting thousands of geospatial data suppliers and users from around the world.

GEO Announces Call for Participation in GEOSS Pilot

Release Date: 
2008-07-02
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Wayland, Mass., 2 July, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 2 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) has been issued by the GEO (Group on Earth Observations).

Phase 1 of the AIP demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions. Phase 2 will establish "operational, research and technical exemplars," services that support the GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas (application domains).

OGC(R) announces HellasGI Greek Interoperability Day

Release Date: 
2009-03-25
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Bonn, Germany, March 25, 2009 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces that an Interoperability Day event will be held in conjunction with HellasGI on Friday the 3rd of April, 2009 at the Ledra Marriot Hotel in Athens, Greece.

OGC standards are becoming widely used in the geospatial world and they hold the key to building geospatial data infrastructures based on interoperable components. The EU supports wider adoption of these and other standards through the INSPIRE directive.

OGC India Forum Established to Advance Geospatial Standards in India

Release Date: 
2009-09-01
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New Delhi, September 1, 2009. The India Forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) was recently chartered to provide government, academic, research and industry organizations in India with opportunities to learn about and discuss issues related to interoperability of geographic information involving OGC standards. The Forum seeks to promote interoperability and create synergy between the various producers and users of geographic information and geomatics products and services in India.

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