Wayland, Mass., February 20, 2007. The U.S. Department of Defense National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has issued a document, "Enabling A Common Vision" (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=19983), which outlines the overall National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) standards baseline. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Specifications figure prominently in this U.S. Federal and national baseline.
Wayland, MA, February 20, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC®) is seeking European companies, universities and individuals to pre-qualify to receive funding and work as part of the OGC Interoperability Program (OGC IP) Team. The "Invitation to Qualify" (ITQ) can be found at: [http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=14559].
Wayland, Mass., February 6, 2007 - The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved the candidate OpenGIS® Observations & Measurements (O&M) Specification for release for a thirty day public comment period. The document can be downloaded from http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/37.
Wayland, MA, February 1, 2007. The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) launched an Interoperability Experiment on ocean science interoperability on January 29, 2007. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in interoperability among information systems used in ocean research.
Wayland, MA, January 30, 2007. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a call for sponsors for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. Interested organizations are invited to an all day planning meeting on February 9, 2007 in Herndon, Virginia.
Wayland, MA, January 17, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium® (OGC) recently became a member of the World Wide Web Consortium, (W3C, http://www.w3.org/) a standards organization that develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.
British Geological Survey Offices, Nottingham, UK - Following the recent successful UK Geospatial Mash-Up meeting, the Association For Geographic Information (AGI), The British Computer Society (BCS) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have teamed up again to promote and discuss the 'business case' for using open geospatial standards.
Wayland, MA January 5, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC) selected the OASIS standard ebRIM (electronic business Registry Information Model) as the preferred cataloguing metamodel foundation for future application profiles of the OpenGIS® Catalogue Service Web (CS-W) specification. The catalogue specification defines the information required to support discovery and search for data and services and ebRIM provides the requirements to support registration of services like those specified in many OGC standards, as well as geospatial data and other resources.
Jersey City, NJ, December 21, 2006 - On December 7 and 8 at an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, members of the Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) demonstrated systems with open interfaces supporting an emergency response to a hypothetical 'dirty bomb' incident. The demonstration showed the results of the OGC's fourth successful OGC Web Services test bed activity (OWS-4). The audience consisted mainly of high level decision makers involved in disaster management.