OGC Press Releases

OGC Seeks Comment on Earth Observation Metadata profile of Observations & Measurements Standard

Release Date: 
2011-06-13
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13 June 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate standard “Earth Observation Metadata profile of the OGC Observations and Measurements Standard.”

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

The OGC seeks comment on Gazetteer Best Practices

Release Date: 
2011-12-07
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7 December 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Gazetteer Best Practices Document.

There is growing interest in the development of a common feature-based model for geographic names databases, often referred to as gazetteers. This candidate OGC best practice describes the Gazetteer Service Application Profile of the OGC Web Feature Service Interface Standard.

Trevor Taylor joins the OGC as Director, Services for the Americas

Release Date: 
2012-09-04
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Trevor Taylor joins the OGC as Director, Services for the Americas

4 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has appointed Trevor Taylor to the position of Director, Services for the Americas.

"The OGC community is indeed fortunate to have Trevor Taylor now on our staff," said Jeff Burnett, Vice President Operations and Finance, OGC. "As a member representative, he was a tremendous contributor, and now he will be working full time to ensure that all of our members in the Americas get the most out of their membership."

The OGC invites comment on GeoSciML 4.0 Standards Working Group charter

Release Date: 
2013-03-04
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4 March 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG). The purpose of this SWG is to progress the GeoSciML data model and application schema for geoscience information interchange to the state of an adopted OGC standard. The OGC members convening this group invite the public to comment on the GeoSciML 4.0 SWG charter (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=51418)

OGC partners with TECTERRA in hosting geospatial investment event

Release Date: 
2013-10-10
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10 October 2013 - The OGC and TECTERRA invite resource industry professionals to the Opening Doors, Connecting Business event, Tuesday, 5 November 2013.

The event will be held Tuesday, 5 November 2013 from 7:30am to 4:30pm at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Alberta.

Business today is being driven by geospatial data: everything has a position and it is critical to know where things are and how they connect.

Pitney Bowes becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Release Date: 
2014-05-13
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13 May 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Pitney Bowes Inc. has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Pitney Bowes 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, and to participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards.

OGC adopts Moving Feature Encoding standard

Release Date: 
2015-02-17
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17 February 2015 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC Moving Feature Encoding Model and Encoding as an official OGC standard. This standard defines an abstract model for encoding moving feature data compliant with ISO 19141:2008 Schema for moving features, and, based on the abstract model, it also includes an XML encoding in the form of an OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) application schema, and a simple CSV (comma-separated value) encoding format.

NRCan becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Release Date: 
2015-08-13
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13 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has raised its membership level from Technical level to Principal level. Led through the GeoConnections Program at the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO), Natural Resources Canada has been an active member in the OGC since1998.

OGC announces Oil Spill Response Common Operating Picture recommended practice

Release Date: 
2016-03-02
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02 March 2016: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) through the Geomatics Committee and IPIECA (the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues) have issued, in cooperation with OGC and Resource Data, Inc., the OGC IOGP/IPIECA Recommended Practice for a Common Operating Picture for Oil Spill Response.

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