OGC Press Releases

The OGC® invites public comment on candidate Geospatial Digital Rights Management (GeoDRM) Reference Model

Release Date: 
2006-04-03
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Wayland, Mass., April 3, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) requests public comment on a candidate specification, the OpenGIS® GeoDRM Reference Model [http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfpc30 ]. The specification provides a standard system of operating agreements and associated open specifications for Web services that will enable broader use of geodata while protecting the rights of producers and users.

NGA Standards Document Features OGC Specifications

Release Date: 
2007-02-20
Content: 
Wayland, Mass., February 20, 2007. The U.S. Department of Defense National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has issued a document, "Enabling A Common Vision" (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=19983), which outlines the overall National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) standards baseline. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Specifications figure prominently in this U.S. Federal and national baseline.

OGC Seeks Participants for International Hydrology Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2009-11-20
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Wayland, MA, November 20, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will launch a Hydrology Interoperability Experiment (HDWG_IE1) on December 8, 2009. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in developing standard ways of discovering, sharing and interpreting groundwater data using OGC Web Services (OWS) interface and encoding standards.

OGC and OSGeo collaborate on documentation

Release Date: 
2010-07-27
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27 July 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) will develop conforming documentation for key OGC standards and geospatial open source application descriptions. Both sets of documentation will be available online and on the OSGeo-Live DVD, to be released at the international conference for Free and Open Source Software, FOSS4G, in September 2010 in Barcelona, Spain (http://2010.foss4g.org).

OGC Web Feature Service Standard accepted as ISO Standard

Release Date: 
2011-04-20
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April 20, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface standard as an International Standard. This approval was the result of joint activity in the ISO Technical Committee: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics.

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