Wayland, Massachusetts, 19 April 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC Network Common Data Form (netCDF) Core Encoding Standard, and netCDF Binary Encoding Extension Standard - netCDF Classic and 64-bit Offset Format as official OGC standards. These standards are available for free download at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/netcdf.
OGC Press Releases
28 September 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and EuroGeographics recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote interoperability through open standards to benefit the European geospatial community.
David Wesloh Receives OGC’s Gardels Award
Wayland, MA, USA, 26 June 2012. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) in Exeter, England, David Wesloh received the OGC's prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/awards). The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded each year to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.
14 January 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC Wide Area Motion Imagery Best Practices Document (WAMI BP) as an official OGC Best Practice.
The OGC WAMI Best Practices Document recommends a set of Web service interfaces for the dissemination of Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) products. It describes a performance centric, scalable grammar and schema that enable globally federated dissemination of WAMI products for high performance, high-speed consumption.
8 August 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard Range Subsetting Extension.
24 February 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the OGC Sensor Model Language (SensorML) 2.0 Encoding Standard. SensorML 2.0 provides a standard encoding for describing sensors ("things that measure"), actuators ("things that act"), and processors ("things that calculate"). SensorML is part of the award-winning OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) suite of standards that have been implemented in satellite
3 July 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a call for presentations and presentation abstracts at the inaugural OGC Academic Summit 2014. The OGC Academic Summit will be held 15-16 September 2014 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada as part of the September OGC Technical Committee Meeting.
14 January 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Scott Serich as Director, Interoperability Programs. Dr. Serich will support OGC’s participation in the Project Interoperability initiative sponsored by the U.S. Government Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an OGC member.
01 October 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that the OGC membership has approved the OGC KML 2.3 Standard.
05 January, 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests public comment on the OGC candidate Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) Core Standard.