March 11, 2008. Wayland, MA. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that the OGC's founder and Chairman of the OGC Board of Directors, David Schell, has been appointed to a three-year term on the recently formed US National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).
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Wayland, MA, July 16, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces the release of on-line videos (http://www.opengeospatial.org/pub/www/ows6/index.html) that document the recent final interoperability demonstration of the OGC Web Services Initiative, Phase 6 (OWS-6) Testbed. OWS-6 addressed activities organized around geospatial interoperability requirements in the following areas:
Wayland, Mass., 5 March 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces adoption and availability of the OGC Catalogue Services Standard Extension Package for ebRIM Application Profile: Earth Observation Products, and also the related Geography Markup Language (GML) Application Schema for EO Products. Together, these standards, when implemented, will enable more efficient data publishing and discovery for a wide range of stakeholders who provide and use data generated by satellite-borne and aerial radar, optical and atmospheric sensors.
September 29, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the IJIS Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on efforts to support information sharing and interoperability related to public safety, justice and homeland security.
The two organizations will participate in joint outreach and marketing activities and collaborative testbed and pilot projects designed to advance and deliver open standards and best practices of value to lJlS Institute members and the broader public safety, justice and homeland security communities.
20 June 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) recently held its biennial election of directors. Of the 19 elected members of the consortium’s 2009-2010 board of directors, 17 serving members were re-elected and two new members have been seated. The new OGC board members are Jacqueline McGlade and Sanjay Kumar.
7 December 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC GeoSynchronization Best Practices Document.
13 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the formation of a new OGC Land Information Domain Working Group (Land Info DWG) to address CAD, Land Information System (LIS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) interoperability challenges facing industry domains concerned with the built environment.
23 October 2013. TM Forum and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization by connecting the OGC’s location standards framework and industry consensus process to TM Forum’s core competency programs, vertical industry initiatives, and Frameworx standards and best practices, which have been adopted by four out of five global service providers.