OGC Press Releases

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Conformance Testing Initiative

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2002-03-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 20, 2002. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for the OGC Conformance Testing and Interoperability Evaluation (CTIE) Initiative. Set to commence in April 2002, CTIE will enable geospatial technology developers to test and validate product conformance to OGC's Web-based OpenGIS® Specifications. The CTIE Initiative will improve the industry's ability to assess the interoperability of Standards-based Commercial Off The Shelf (SCOTS) products that implement OpenGIS Specifications.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Emergency Mapping Symbology Initiative

Release Date: 
2003-10-02
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 3, 2003- The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Call for Sponsors for an Emergency Mapping Symbology (EMS) Initiative. This call seeks interested Sponsors to provide input on technology requirements and concepts to address interoperability needs for emergency mapping and homeland security. The EMS Initiative will mature OGC's specification framework for interoperable geographic symbolization while simultaneously testing emerging standard map symbol sets for emergency response and homeland security developed by national-level mapping organizations.

OGC seeks sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

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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.

OGC seeks sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

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2015-07-22
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22 July, 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.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Property and Land Initiative

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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.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Second Thread of Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2002-02-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, February 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for the OGC Web Services (OWS), Thread Set 2 Initiative. OWS Thread Set 2, set to commence in April 2002, will build on the successful results of previous OGC Interoperability Program initiatives. These initiatives are helping to establish a core set of OpenGIS® Specifications that enable freer access to web services to process and apply geographic information in support of vital government, business, education and research, and consumer needs.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Web Services Initiative Feasibility Study

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2002-10-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 28, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for a Feasibility Study that will support the next phase of the OGC Web Services (OWS) Initiative. The OWS Phase 2 (OWS-2) Feasibility Study will seek community input and technology concepts to support efforts directed at understanding emerging technology areas for the next-generation of web based interoperable geoprocessing and location services.

OGC Seminar Will Demonstrate Benefits of Geospatial Interoperability

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2006-09-21
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Wayland, MA, September 21, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC), in association with the Geospatial Information and TechnologyAssociation (GITA) will host an Interoperability Day Seminar focusingon the confirmed benefits of using standards-based interoperablegeospatial technologies and the challenges for the future.

OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Standard Version 2.0 Adopted

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2012-04-25
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25 April 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has adopted the OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Interface Standard Version 2.0.
 
Whether from in-situ sensors (e.g., water monitoring) or remote sensors (e.g., satellite imaging), observations made from sensor systems contribute most of the geospatial data by volume used in geospatial systems today. The OGC® Sensor Observation Service Interface Standard (SOS) provides an open, well-defined API for managing measured data as

OGC Solicits Requests for Quotation in Support of a Military Pilot Project

Release Date: 
2001-02-07
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February 8, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia: The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request for Quotation that launches a Military Pilot Project (MPP) designed to promote collaborative development and testing of interoperable, Web-based geospatial and intelligence information infrastructures. Sponsored by the US Army Engineering and Development Center (ERDC), this pilot project will draw on technology developers and integrators to demonstrate the power of OGC specifications and interoperable products in support of national, multinational and coalition defense operations.

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