OGC Press Releases

OGC Calls for Participation in Climatology-Hydrology Information Sharing Pilot

Release Date: 
2012-08-03
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3 August 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the OGC Climatology-Hydrology Information Sharing Pilot (CHISP), Phase 1 (CHISP-1).

The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/87.

Responses are due by 31 August, 2012.

A bidders’ teleconference will be held on 15 August 2012. More information will be available at the URL above.

OGC Calls for Participation in Geo4NIEM Initiative to enhance geospatial capabilities for the the US National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

Release Date: 
2013-02-14
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14 February 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the OGC Geo4NIEM Project. The Geo4NIEM Initiative will result in recommendations to enhance the geospatial capabilities within the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Sponsors have identified specific Information Exchange Packages (IEPs) from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Justice/Law Enforcement domain, and the Maritime domain as representative examples for investigation in this initiative.

OGC and Ordnance Survey Call for Participation in UK Interoperability Assessment Plugfest Leadership Event

Release Date: 
2013-09-18
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18 September 2013 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Ordnance Survey, with the support of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), are leading the first of a series of events called the United Kingdom Interoperability Assessment Plugfest (UKIAP) 2013. (See http://www.opengeospatial.org/OSplugfest ). The purpose of UKIAP 2013 is to advance the interoperability of geospatial products and services based on OGC standards

OGC seeks comments on charter for Agriculture Domain Working Group

Release Date: 
2014-07-01
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1 July 2014. An OGC Agriculture Domain Working Group (SWG) is being chartered as an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in the Agriculture domain. Initiators of the new SWG seek comments from the public on the draft charter. The comment period closes on 2014-07-31. Comments should be submitted to charter-requests [at] opengeospatial.org.

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

Release Date: 
2015-01-06
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6 January 2015 — The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things, and many other applications.

Paul Scarponcini receives OGC’s Gardels Award

Release Date: 
2015-06-04
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4 June 2015. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) Technical Committee in Boulder, Colorado, USA, Paul Scarponcini, PE, PhD received the OGC's prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/awards). Carl Reed, PhD, who recently retired from his position as OGC’s CTO, received an honorary Gardels Award for his many years of Technical Committee leadership.

OGC requests comment on the OGC Coverage Implementation Schema

Release Date: 
2015-12-17
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17 December 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the OGC® Coverage Implementation Schema(abbreviated as “CIS”). This candidate OGC Standard complements the OGC Abstract Topic 6 Standard (which is identical to ISO 19123) with a concrete coverage model whose implementations are conformance testable and, hence, are interoperable. ISO has expressed interest to adopt CIS 1.1 as ISO 19123-2.

Larry Ayres Joins Open GIS Consortium, Inc. Board of Directors

Release Date: 
2000-07-12
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA July 12, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Larry Ayers, Executive Vice President, Intergraph Corporation, has joined OGC's Board of Directors. Mr. Ayers was nominated by the board and elected by the OGC Management Committee, which oversees implementation of the OGC technical and business initiatives in accordance with strategic directions set by the Board.

Sam Bacharach Joins OGC Staff

Release Date: 
2000-09-07
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September 7, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Sam A. Bacharach joined OGC's staff in March as Interoperability Program Manager. In this role, Mr. Bacharach is responsible for the management of testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion plans that advance OpenGIS standards for geospatial processing. He is currently managing two testbed projects, Web Mapping Testbed II, and the Geospatial Fusion Testbed.

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