June 25, 2008. Wayland, Mass. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is inviting the public to offer change requests for consideration by the OGC Technical Committee on a revision of the OpenGIS® Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard. GML defines a data encoding in XML for geographic data and a grammar to express models of such data using XML Schema.
OGC Press Releases
March 12, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. At the recent Map World Forum trade show and conference in Hyderabad, India, India's GIS Development communication network awarded the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) GIS Development's "Professional Service to Geospatial Community Award". The award is a handsome 10 inch wooden globe sculpted to depict layers of information.
Seoul, Korea, August 24, 2009: The Korea Forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is a Korean organization chartered to provide government, academic, research and industry organizations in Korea with opportunities to learn about and discuss issues related to interoperability of geographic information involving OGC standards. The Forum seeks to promote interoperability and create synergy between the various producers and users of geographic information and geomatics products and services in Korea.
April 8, 2010, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) announces the formation of an Aviation Domain Working Group (DWG) (www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/aviationdwg ). The Aviation DWG will support the evaluation, advancement, operational use and validation of OGC standards within the Aviation domain.
December 2, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), as part of its lead role in the Architecture Implementation Pilot for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), announced videos showing the remarkable progress that has been made in implementing GEOSS. GEOSS is a major multi-year program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The videos were prepared for the GEO Ministerial Summit and GEO VII Plenary, held 3-5 November 2010 in Beijing, China.
22 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests reference implementations of the OGC Sensor Planning Service (SPS) 2.0 for use in compliance testing.
The OGC Compliance Program (CITE) tests whether implementations of OGC standards comply with mandatory elements in the standards. Implementations that pass CITE tests are eligible to pay a Trademark License Fee to use the "Certified OGC Compliant" brand in packaging and marketing.
22 February 2012. 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 Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/ows-9).
30 October 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comment on a GeoTIFF extension to the OGC GML Coverages (GMLCOV) 1.0 Standard and on a GeoTIFF extension to the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) 2.0 Standard, based on the former.
20 November 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium and the PODS Association, Inc. (“PODS”), have signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization. The two organizations have agreed to work together to identify enhancement opportunities between the advanced geospatial interoperability concepts developed within the OGC's consensus standards process and the PODS Association's widely used PODS standard and data model.