Wayland, Mass., July 23, 2009 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has implemented OGC’s geospatial interoperability standards in interfaces and encodings that are essential parts of the Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility (HMA) initiative. HMA is ESA's interoperability framework for coordinated data discovery and access set up in collaboration with the European and Canadian Space Agencies of the GSCB. HMA will be exploited within the Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security activity (GMES) to ensure interoperability among some 40 different Earth Observation satellite missions.
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, Mass., 15 March 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the draft OGC Web Coverage Services (WCS) Interface Standard Version 2.0. The OGC WCS standard supports electronic retrieval of geospatial data as "coverages" - that is, digital geospatial information representing space/time-varying phenomena such as satellite imagery or digital elevation models. The WCS 2.0 draft has several significant enhancements over previous versions.
November 01, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Standard Version 2.0. The SOS candidate interface standard is designed to provide access to sensor observations, sensor descriptions, and digital representations of observed features in an interoperable and standardized way. Further, the SOS 2.0 candidate standard provides means to insert new sensor descriptions or observations.
24 June 2011 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that OGC staff and members will be involved in three workshops at the INSPIRE Conference 2011.
20 January 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC IndoorGML Standard. The OGC members invite the public to comment on the SWG charter (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=47562 ) and will consider comments received before 10 February 2012.
20 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 1: Time Series Encoding Standard as an official OGC standard.
OGC WaterML 2.0 is an important new XML-based international standard for encoding and exchanging data describing the state and location of water resources, both above and below the ground surface. WaterML 2.0 Time Series supports encoding of hydrological and hydrogeological observation data in exchange scenarios such as:
22 March 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that it will demonstrate the results of the OGC Climate-Hydrologic Information Sharing Pilot, Phase 1 (CHISP-1) at a webinar to be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The public is invited to register for the webinar.
31 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, "OGC I15 (ISO19115 Metadata) Extension Package of the OGC Catalogue Services 2.0 (CS-W) ebRIM Profile."
The OGC Catalogue Services Standard establishes a general framework for implementing catalogue services used for publishing and discovering geospatial data and geoprocessing services.
19 May 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) 3D Information Management Domain Working Group (3DIM) is hosting its third 3D Summit as part of the OGC’s June 2014 Technical Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 12 June 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The primary topic for this year’s 3D Summit is State of the Art in 3D, with particular focus on the following aspects:
1. Technologies: Topics and technologies which have not been exposed to the OGC community.
9 October 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium – Mark Reichardt, president of the Open Geospatial Consortium, will deliver the geospatial keynote address at the GEO-Energy Summit and Educational Forum on November 13, 2014. The Summit is a two day event that will be held November 12-13 at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration and hosted by GEO Huntsville and Energy Huntsville in conjunction with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC). Summit speakers and workshops will focus on Interoperability & national security key topics.