OGC Press Releases

OGC Announces Winners of OGC Student App Challenge, sponsored by Google

Release Date: 
2013-12-13
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13 December 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Board of Directors, Staff and 473 public sector and private sector members – government organizations, NGOs, corporations and universities around the world – congratulate Mr. Ebrahim Poorazizi of the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, winner of the inaugural OGC Student App Challenge.

OGC seeks comment on charter for new netCDF Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2014-06-11
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11 June 2014. A new netCDF Standards Working Group (SWG) is being chartered to further extend the existing netCDF standard with extension modules for additional data models, encodings, and conventions. Initiators of the new SWG seek comments from the public on the draft new charter. The comment period closes on 2014-07-11.

OGC Calls For Participation In Geospatial Fusion Testbed

Release Date: 
2000-04-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 18, 2000. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request For Quotation (RFQ) to solicit technology proposals for the OGC Geospatial Fusion Services Testbed. OGC, in collaboration with In-Q-Tel ( http://www.in-q-tel.com ), will provide cost-sharing funds to partially offset expenses associated with the project. OGC seeks as many participants as possible who can enhance and/or make use of the GFS Testbed.

OGC Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Demonstration Planned for May 9

Release Date: 
2002-04-26
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 26, 2002 - How can emergency managers and planners improve their ability to access critical data needed to deal with natural hazards? The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 (MMI-1) is tackling just that question in preparation for a public demonstration on May 9, 2002. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the initiative will develop and test a standards based framework for the discovery and distribution of multi-hazard map data between federal, state, and local emergency management agencies.

OGC Demonstrates Open Location Based Services - European Debut Occurs at IIR's GIS In Telecoms Conference

Release Date: 
2002-12-04
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA. December 2, 2002 - Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have publicly demonstrated a set of prototype interfaces and schemas that support Location Based Services (LBS) interoperability. The goal of OGC's OpenLS(TM) (Open Location Services) Testbed initiative is to enable telecommunications companies and LBS providers to efficiently implement interoperable LBS applications that can seamlessly access multiple content repositories and service frameworks and that work across the world's many different wireless networks and devices.

OGC Members Approve Release of Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment Architecture

Release Date: 
2003-06-27
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Wayland, MA, June 27, 2003 - The ability to share, integrate and apply information between collaborating communities for critical infrastructure protection and emergency response has been a challenge for many years. Recently, OGC members voted to release a document describing the Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment (CICE) Architecture. The CICE Architecture can be downloaded at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/cip/ .

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