OGC Press Releases

OGC requests comment on extension that integrates OGC Web Coverage Service Standard with JPEG 2000 and JPIP

Release Date: 
2015-07-02
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02 July 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the OGC® Web Coverage Service 2.0 Interface Standard – JPEG2000/JPIP Coverage Encoding Extension – abbreviated as “JPEG2000/JPIP-Coverage”.

OGC announces simplified web mapping standard

Release Date: 
2016-01-25
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25 January 2016 – The OGC announces that the OGC membership has adopted the The OGC® WMTS Simple Profile, which defines a simplified profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard (see below). WMTS Simple limits the flexibility of the original OGC WMTS standard for the sake of interoperability with some mass market tile distributions that do not claim to be WMTS compliant but in fact share elements of the WMTS requirements.

Siemens Nixdorf Becomes a Principal Member of the Open GIS Consortium

Release Date: 
1997-03-24
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, March 24, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems AG (SNI) has become a Principal Member of the consortium. As a Principal Member, SNI has a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs.

CANRI, Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure Team Join OGC Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2001-12-12
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 12, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Community Access to Natural Resources Information (CANRI) has joined the OGC Web Services Initiative (OWS). OWS is part of OGC's Interoperability Program, which aims to build an evolutionary, standards-based framework that will enable seamless integration of a variety of online geoprocessing and location services. CANRI is responsible for providing key environmental information over the Web from government agencies and other organizations in New South Wales, Australia.

OGC Seeks Participants to Tackle Specification Testing Issues

Release Date: 
2002-08-27
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Wayland, MA, August 27, 2002 - Today, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) released a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the Conformance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation (CITE) Initiative. The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) are sponsoring the initiative to advance conformance testing within the consortium.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Property and Land Initiative

Release Date: 
2003-03-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 25, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Call for Sponsors for a Planning Activity that may support future development of an OGC Property and Land Information (PLI) Initiative. This planning activity will seek interested Sponsors to provide input on technology requirements and concepts to foster development of next-generation interoperable networked architectures and capabilities to enable broader sharing and application of property data and land information between collaborating organizations.

Explore Geographic Digital Rights Management with the GeoData Alliance and Partners

Release Date: 
2004-04-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 2, 2004 - The GeoData Alliance and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invite interested parties to learn about the requirements for and the application of digital rights management (DRM) to geographic activities in a session May 24, 2004 at the Denver, Colorado Adam's Mark Hotel. The session is being held in conjunction with the ASPRS conference, which runs May 23-28, 2004.

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