Wayland, MA, November 20, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will launch a Hydrology Interoperability Experiment (HDWG_IE1) on December 8, 2009. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in developing standard ways of discovering, sharing and interpreting groundwater data using OGC Web Services (OWS) interface and encoding standards.
OGC Press Releases
27 July 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) will develop conforming documentation for key OGC standards and geospatial open source application descriptions. Both sets of documentation will be available online and on the OSGeo-Live DVD, to be released at the international conference for Free and Open Source Software, FOSS4G, in September 2010 in Barcelona, Spain (http://2010.foss4g.org).
April 20, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface standard as an International Standard. This approval was the result of joint activity in the ISO Technical Committee: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics.
18 October 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) will co-host a "2011 OGC Korea Interoperability Day" event on 27 October 2011 in Seoul.
5 July 2012 - To support compliance testing, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests reference implementations for client software that implements the OGC Web Map Service (WMS) 1.3 Interface Standard. Development and testing of WMS 1.3 Reference Implementations will be coordinated and managed as part of the Compliance and Interoperability Testing & Evaluation (CITE) Thread in this year's major OGC Web Services Testbed Initiative (OWS-9). Funding is available to selected participants.
17 January 2013. At the January meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) in Redlands, California, Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, was awarded the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) Distinguished Member Award.
20 August 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard Scaling Extension.
30th January 2014. The Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a standards consortium working to make spatial information an integral part of the global information infrastructure, today announced that the two bodies have signed a liaison agreement with an initial focus on developing support for location based services within mobile networks based on small cells. Small cells can be used to support
19 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed a collaboration agreement to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards. It is anticipated that this collaboration will enable the JRC to more effectively contribute to the OGC standards process, and facilitate the consideration of European objectives and requirements during the development of international open geospatial standards.
19 November 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC GML in JPEG 2000 Encoding Standard (Part 1 - Core) (GMLJP2) version 2.