OGC Press Releases

OGC Seeks Comments on GeoServices REST API Candidate Standard

Release Date: 
2012-07-19
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19 July 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC GeoServices REST API standard. The GeoServices REST Application Programming Interface (API) provides a standard way for web clients to communicate with geospatial technologies, such as Geographic Information System (GIS) servers, based on Representational State Transfer (REST) principles.

OGC calls for comments on netCDF Uncertainty Conventions Discussion Paper

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2013-02-07
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7 February 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks comments on an OGC discussion paper, netCDF Uncertainty Conventions (netCDF-U) 1.0.  This discussion paper proposes a set of conventions for managing uncertainty information within the netCDF classic (also known as netCDF3) data model and format.

The OGC invites review of location data standards in energy and utility worlds

Release Date: 
2013-09-12
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12 Sep 2013 – The OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG) invites you to attend presentations on Location Communication in Energy and Utility Worlds in sessions at the upcoming OGC Technical Committee Meetings. This is a unique venue for networking, learning about the OGC's standards development and relationship building processes, and shaping standards infrastructure to support institutional cooperation.

Ordnance Survey becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2014-03-24
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24 March 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Ordnance Survey has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Ordnance Survey will participate in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment, and to participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards.

OGC publishes Testbed 10 Aviation Information Management Engineering Reports

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2014-06-26
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26 June 2014 – 22 public Engineering Reports resulted from the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC®) recently completed OGC Interoperability Testbed 10 (OSW-10), the most recent in the OGC's yearly series of major geospatial interoperability testbeds. Eight of these reports focused on Aviation Information Management. Use cases and scenarios provided by Testbed 10 sponsors defined the interoperability requirements.

OGC announces standard that makes complex environmental data easier to use in GIS

Release Date: 
2015-12-15
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15 December 2015 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML Coverage Application Schema, an extension to the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard.

The OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard has emerged as a widely used and well supported data model and encoding for domains such as atmospheric science, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, and hydrology. It supports multi-dimensional data representing space and time-varying phenomena.

Open GIS Consortium, Inc Announces OpenGIS Guide, 9-May-96

Release Date: 
1996-05-09
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA May 9, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the "OpenGIS(TM) Guide: An Introduction to Interoperable Geoprocessing, Part 1 of the Open Geodata Interoperability Specification (OGIS)" was recently completed and is now available to the public. This 134 page book, compiled from the submitted proposals and minutes of OGC Technical Committee meetings over the last eighteen months, and edited by Kurt Buehler and Lance McKee, provides a detailed description of the rationale and technical content of OGIS.

Jeff Harrison Joins OGC Staff

Release Date: 
2000-08-21
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August 21, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Jeffrey G. Harrison joined OGC's staff in August as an Interoperability Program Specialist. As Project Manager for OGC Interoperability Initiatives, he plans projects, manages schedules, and coordinates sponsors and participants in testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion projects. Mr.

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