OGC Press Releases

OGC® Announces RFQ to Extend Reference Implementation in Kentucky

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2006-02-14
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Wayland, MA, February 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC®) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to extend a reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Watershed Modeling Information Portal (KWMIP) Pilot Project uses OGC Web Services (OWS), to provide advance the use of computer based watershed modeling in the commonwealth.

OGC® Approves KML as Open Standard

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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.

OGC® Calls for Participation in Architecture Implementation Pilot

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2007-04-18
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Wayland, MA, March April 18, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has issued a Call for Participation (CFP) in the "Architecture Implementation Pilot," which is a coordinated interoperability initiative of GEOSS, FedEO and Tri-Lateral initiatives. Responses are due by 11 May 2007 and the "Pilot Kickoff Meeting" will be held 5-6 June 2007 in ESRIN the European Space Agency's establishment in Italy.

OGC® calls for Proposals for a Future City Pilot Phase 1 project

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2016-02-05
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5 February 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the initiative sponsors: Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) France, city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain and virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH Berlin and in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Future City Pilot Phase 1 (FCP1) initiative.

OGC® Compliance Overview - Guide for Software Acquisition white paper available

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2015-04-20
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20 April 2015. The OGC membership has approved “OGC Compliance Overview - Guide for Software Acquisition” as an official OGC white paper. The document is located here: http://docs.opengeospatial.org/wp/15-002r5/15-002r5.html.

This white paper provides an overview of the OGC compliance process. It describes the benefits of acquiring OGC compliant products, as opposed to products that implement OGC standards but have not been certified as being OGC compliant.

OGC® Data Quality Working Group Closing Survey on Spatial Data Quality Measures January 25th

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2008-01-24
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Wayland, MA, January 24, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Spatial Data Quality Working Group is pleased to announce that there has been a great response to the survey on spatial data quality measures. The survey will close by the 25th of January. This working group, under the leadership of Seb Lessware (Chair) from 1Spatial and Patrick Cunningham (Vice-Chair) of Blue Marble Geographics has been gathering secondary research information and requirements from OGC members for the past year and is now conducting a primary research phase.

OGC® invites organizations to co-sponsor a major spatial interoperability testbed

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2015-07-13
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13 July 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites organizations with specific spatial data integration requirements to explore a low cost, highly effective, high return on investment testbed approach to meeting those requirements. OGC testbeds are rapid prototyping activities that solve spatial interoperability issues. 

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