OGC Press Releases

OGC announces standard that makes complex environmental data easier to use in GIS

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2015-12-15
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15 December 2015 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML Coverage Application Schema, an extension to the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard.

The OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard has emerged as a widely used and well supported data model and encoding for domains such as atmospheric science, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, and hydrology. It supports multi-dimensional data representing space and time-varying phenomena.

Open GIS Consortium, Inc Announces OpenGIS Guide, 9-May-96

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1996-05-09
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA May 9, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the "OpenGIS(TM) Guide: An Introduction to Interoperable Geoprocessing, Part 1 of the Open Geodata Interoperability Specification (OGIS)" was recently completed and is now available to the public. This 134 page book, compiled from the submitted proposals and minutes of OGC Technical Committee meetings over the last eighteen months, and edited by Kurt Buehler and Lance McKee, provides a detailed description of the rationale and technical content of OGIS.

Jeff Harrison Joins OGC Staff

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2000-08-21
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August 21, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Jeffrey G. Harrison joined OGC's staff in August as an Interoperability Program Specialist. As Project Manager for OGC Interoperability Initiatives, he plans projects, manages schedules, and coordinates sponsors and participants in testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion projects. Mr.

OGC and GITA to Join Forces on Geospatial Interoperability

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2001-10-05
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 5, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), Aurora, Colorado, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at working together to accomplish common objectives. In particular the two organizations commit to work together to create a program of jointly supported educational and market development activities designed to benefit the members of both organizations and the geospatial community as a whole.

OGC Seeks Quotations/Participation in the Geospatial One-Stop Portal Initiative

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2002-12-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that a Request for Quotations (RFQ)/Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Geospatial One-Stop Portal Initiative (GOS-PI) has been issued. Responses to the RFQ/CFP, available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/gos-pi/ , are due January 22, 2003. GOS-PI aims to build a standards-based portal for geospatial information discovery, access, and mapping. OGC is partnering with the Geospatial One-Stop project on this work.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Emergency Mapping Symbology Initiative

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2003-10-02
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 3, 2003- The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Call for Sponsors for an Emergency Mapping Symbology (EMS) Initiative. This call seeks interested Sponsors to provide input on technology requirements and concepts to address interoperability needs for emergency mapping and homeland security. The EMS Initiative will mature OGC's specification framework for interoperable geographic symbolization while simultaneously testing emerging standard map symbol sets for emergency response and homeland security developed by national-level mapping organizations.

OGC Standards Enable Armchair Captains to Track Rolex Fastnet Races

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2005-08-12
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Wayland, Mass, August 12, 2005 - There's a bit of invisible magic enabling the mapping website that shows the current positions of the sailing vessels in this year's Rolex Fastnet race from the Isle of Wight to Plymouth. Visitors to http://www.netandsea.com/fastnetrace/ see colorful maps from Netency with regularly updated data on 10 of the 250 yachts. But what pulls all the data together underneath? Elegant open geospatial standards.

OGC announces Geospatial Linking Service Interoperability Experiment

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2006-12-15
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Wayland, MA, December 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) will launch an Interoperability Experiment on "geospatial linking" on January 15, 2007. The Geospatial Linking Service Interoperability Experiment will test methods for linking attribute data (typically records in a database) to those data records' geospatial representations (typically stored as digital maps) when both data and geospatial representations are stored at separate locations on the Internet.

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