OGC Press Releases

Josh Lieberman Receives OGC's Gardels Award

Release Date: 
2011-10-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, 19 October 2011. At the September meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) in Boulder, Colorado, Josh Lieberman received the OGC's prestigious 12th annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/awards). The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

OGC Australia & New Zealand Forum Announced

Release Date: 
2012-07-09
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9 July 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that OGC members in the Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) region, with the assistance of the Australian and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC), recently chartered an Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) Forum to support regional coordination and communication regarding geospatial standardisation activities.

OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed

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2013-07-15
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15 July 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the OGC Testbed 10.

The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/103.

Responses are due by 5 pm EST on 26 August 2013.

OGC, Layar, Metaio and Wikitude invite Mobile World Congress attendees to AR Interoperability Demo

Release Date: 
2014-02-10
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10 February 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites all mobile developers, location data providers, network operators and LBS service users to an exciting seminar and reception that will be held from 0900 to 1500 on 25 February 2014 in Barcelona, Spain at the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (ICC) during the Mobile World Congress. The Mobile World Congress, to be held 24-27 February 2014 in Barcelona, is the world's largest exhibition, conference and networking event for mobile operators, cell phone and device

OGC seeks comment on new working group focused on disseminating lightweight “datacubes”

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2014-11-20
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20 November 2014 – The OGC seeks comment on the charter for a new OGC Standards Working Group (SWG) being formed to develop an OGC standard for disseminating relatively small “tiles” of geospatial data to lightweight devices. This group will also define in detail how existing widely used OGC standards can be used to support data tiling functionality.

OGC® seeks participants for international GeoPackage Elevation Data Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2015-11-03
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3 November 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment (GPKG-EE IE).

The OGC GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) has identified a need to store tiled gridded elevation data in a GeoPackage. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. The SWG has developed a candidate extension to the GeoPackage Encoding Standard to support elevation data.

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