OGC Press Releases

OGC helps develop UN’s geospatial standards guide for UN Member States

Release Date: 
2014-10-16
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16 October 2014. In August at the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), the Committee called for the adoption of common standards so that geospatial data can be seamlessly shared and used around the world. The Committee recognized the important work done by three international standards development organisations: the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Technical Committee 211 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 211) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).

OGC seeks sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

Release Date: 
2015-09-15
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15 September, 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved quality of life, civic initiatives and resilience.

Geospatial Standards Move Toward Implementation and Interoperability

Release Date: 
1999-04-30
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Information technology standards are often book-sized documents of rather arcane technical information and directives. They are dry and brittle. Yet, the best information technology standards directly affect our daily lives, change the way we do business, and, indeed, change the world. This is the case with emerging geomatics and geographic information standards. The fact is that many daily tasks and activities can and will be made easier, more pleasant, and more professional using standards that are emerging from ISO/TC211, and being implemented by the members of the Open GIS Consortium.

OGCE to Advise North Rhine Westphalia Interoperability Project

Release Date: 
2001-05-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 25, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) European subsidiary, the Open GIS Consortium (Europe) Ltd. (OGCE) and the Landesvermessungsamt (Surveying and Mapping Agency) of the German State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) have agreed to collaborate on a Pilot Project that uses OpenGIS specification conformant commercial products. NRW and the City of Cologne will execute the pilot and OGCE will advise and assist as needed. This will be the first Pilot Project for which OGCE has provided interoperability planning services.

OGC Issues Request for Quotation for Second Thread of Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2002-03-14
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 14, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that a Call for Participation / Request for Quotation (CFP/RFQ) for the Second Thread of the OGC Web Services Initiative is available for download at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/ows1.2. OWS Thread Set 2 will build on the successful results of previous OGC Interoperability Program initiatives.

OGC Announces Successful Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Kickoff

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2002-11-20
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Wayland, MA, USA, November 20, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Phase 1 of its Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI-1) recently began with a successful kick-off meeting held in Reston, Virginia. CIPI aims to test the application of interoperable technology to meet critical infrastructure protection needs for coordination of geospatial data and services between national, state, provincial, and other local governments, commercial, and non-government organizations.

OGC Prototyping US Government's Open Platform "GeoSpatial One-Stop Portal"

Release Date: 
2003-04-22
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April 22, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced today that work on the Geospatial One Stop Portal architecture and prototype is well underway by OGC member companies. As of this date, the following companies are actively participating or have agreed to provide technology: Compusult, CubeWerx, Galdos Systems, SAIC, Autodesk, Intergraph, PCI Geomatics, Sapient Technology, Questerra, Oracle and Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC.

OGC Invites Participation in Web Services Interoperability Experiment

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2004-05-25
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Wayland, MA, May 25, 2004 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) invites participation in an "Interoperability Experiment" that will result in a proposed XML schema for encoding OGC Web Services Context documents (OWS Context). Cadcorp, DM Solutions, GeoConnections/Natural Resources Canada, and IONIC Software have initiated the "OGC Web Services Context Document Schema Interoperability Experiment".

OGC to Begin Geospatial Semantic Web Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Review Board has approved the launch of the Geospatial Semantic Web (GSW) Interoperability Experiment (IE). The Interoperability Experiment will take several important steps towards the development of the Geospatial Semantic Web, where discovery, query, and consumption of geospatial content are based on formal semantic specification. The GSW will enable the meaning of geographic queries to be easily shared among different software systems and online services.

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