Wayland, Mass., July 18, 2008 -The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that on May 15 and 16, 2008, more than 40 researchers, members of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Secretariat and representatives of the European Commission met at the GEO offices in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss concepts, ongoing activities, and requirements for future progress in the domain of Sensor Webs (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe).
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, Mass., 26 March, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Service Model Interface Standard Version 2.0. The SWE Service Model provides a common set of data types and defines a common set of interface mechanisms that can be used with other SWE interface standards.
22 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/74.
6 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC “GeoSPARQL: A Geographic Query Language for RDF Data” Standard. The candidate OGC GeoSPARQL standard defines spatial extensions to the W3C's SPARQL protocol and RDF query language.
9 February 2012 – Synaptitude Consulting, an international Information Technology consulting services company, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of open geospatial standards in Smart Grid software and services. The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable Smart Grid stakeholders to make the best possible use of the Smart Grid's ubiquitous location information.
24 October 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of a new OGC® Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Standard. The OGC members convening this group invite the public to comment on the GeoPackage SWG charter (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/50347) and will consider comments received before 14 November 2012.
10 April 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the OGC Student Map App Challenge, sponsored by Google, an OGC Principal Member. The Student Map App Challenge is a contest for students who have programming skills and an interest in maps and location services.
18 November 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has adopted the OGC OWS Context Conceptual Model and the associated OGC OWS Context ATOM Encoding as OGC adopted standards, along with schemas and examples.
29 May 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership has approved six OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard extensions as official OGC standards. These WCS extensions significantly expand the ability of researchers, environmental managers, disaster managers, policy advisers and others to access the world's network-distributed Earth imaging data resources.