Wayland, Mass., April 14, 2008 - The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the approval of the OpenGIS® KML Encoding Standard (OGC KML), marking KML's transition into an open standard which will be maintained by the OGC. Developers will now have a standard approach for using KML to code and share visual geographic content in existing or future web-based online maps and 3D geospatial browsers like Google EarthTM.
OGC Press Releases
February 17, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) recently held its biennial election of directors. Of the 21 elected members of the consortium's 2009-2010 Board of Directors, 16 serving members were returned and four new members have been seated. The new OGC board members are Jeffery Peters, Kevin Pomfret, François Robida and Rob van de Velde.
Wayland, MA, July 31, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®), the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) are conducting a Climate Challenge Integration Plugfest (CCIP) to be launched at the FOSS4G (Free, Open Source Software for Geomatics) Conference in Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October, 2009 (http://2009.foss4g.org).
CCIP Participants are invited to deploy services that implement OGC standards, or clients for such services.
Wayland, Mass., 15 March, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the draft OGC Sensor Planning Service (SPS) Interface Standard 2.0. This draft standard specifies interfaces for tasking a sensor.
4 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the formation of a GeoSynchronization Service Standards Working Group (SWG). (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=39476).
November 10, 2011 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that it will hold its next OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings (http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/1111tc) from 28 November - 2 December 2011 at Eurocontrol headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting is being hosted by Eurocontrol and sponsored by Comsoft, Luciad, and Snowflake Software.
August 22, 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership seeks comments on an OGC candidate standard, the CF-netCDF Data Model extension to the existing OGC Network Common Data Form (netCDF) Core Encoding Standard version 1.0.
25 February 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted "Semantic annotations in OGC standards" as an OGC Best Practice.
2 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, "Geographic Information – Well Known Text (WKT) for coordinate reference systems."
OGC Well Known Text offers a compact machine-readable and human-readable representation of geometric objects. WKT can also be used for succinctly describing the critical elements of coordinate reference system (CRS) definitions.
5 May 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites software developers, location service providers, spatial analytics experts, system architects and information system managers to attend two free webinars to learn about the results of the recent OGC Testbed 10. See registration details below.