OGC Press Releases

OGC® Approves KML as Open Standard

Release Date: 
2008-04-14
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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.

The OGC Elects Directors

Release Date: 
2009-02-17
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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.

CCIP Call for Participation and FOSS4G Early Registration deadlines approach

Release Date: 
2009-07-31
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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.

The OGC's next meeting will be in Brussels 28 November - 2 December

Release Date: 
2011-11-10
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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.

The OGC requests comment on the candidate standard Geographic Information – Well Known Text for coordinate reference systems

Release Date: 
2013-10-02
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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. 

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