OGC Press Releases

The OGC calls for presentations and invites public to the Third OGC 3D Summit

Release Date: 
2014-05-19
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19 May 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) 3D Information Management Domain Working Group (3DIM) is hosting its third 3D Summit as part of the OGC’s June 2014 Technical Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 12 June 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  The primary topic for this year’s 3D Summit is State of the Art in 3D, with particular focus on the following aspects: 

1. Technologies: Topics and technologies which have not been exposed to the OGC community.

OGC President Mark Reichardt to Deliver Geospatial Keynote at GEO-Energy Summit

Release Date: 
2014-10-09
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9 October 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium – Mark Reichardt, president of the Open Geospatial Consortium, will deliver the geospatial keynote address at the GEO-Energy Summit and Educational Forum on November 13, 2014. The Summit is a two day event that will be held November 12-13 at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration and hosted by GEO Huntsville and Energy Huntsville in conjunction with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC). Summit speakers and workshops will focus on Interoperability & national security key topics.

OGC seeks public comment on CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using the GML Coverage Application Schema Standard

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2015-03-04
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4 March 2015 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using the GML Coverage Application Schema Standard.

This new addition to the netCDF suite of standards provides additional ways to serve complex multi-dimensional CF-netCDF data for use in geographic information systems (GIS) or other geospatial systems not capable of handling complex CF-netCDF data.

OGC North American Forum to demo results of major interoperability testbed

Release Date: 
2015-08-31
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31 August 2015. On October 14th, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will demonstrate the results of the eleventh OGC Interoperability Testbed. The demonstration is being organized by the OGC North American Forum.  The US Geological Survey (USGS) is hosting the event, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the USGS  Auditorium in Reston, Virginia.

OGC Requests Technology For Web Mapping

Release Date: 
1998-10-27
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October 27, 1998, Wayland, MA. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) issued a request for technology (RFT) for an OGC Interoperability Initiative called the Web Mapping Technology Testbed. Sponsored by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), the US Army Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), the testbed is intended to advance Web mapping technology, support development of a multi-vendor portable demonstration, and feed requirements into OGC's OpenGIS Specification process.

OGC Demonstrates Major Advances in Interoperable Geoprocessing for Military

Release Date: 
2002-03-07
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Reston, VA, USA, March 7, 2002. As part of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) Military Pilot Project Phase 1.1 (MPP-1.1), OGC members recently demonstrated important new developments in interoperable solutions for the communication, portrayal, and analysis of geographic information to more than sixty invited federal agency and defense contractor IT managers.

OGC Demonstrates Open Location Based Services Interfaces

Release Date: 
2002-10-31
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 30, 2002 - Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have publicly demonstrated a set of prototype interfaces and schemas that support Location-Based Services (LBS) interoperability. The goal is to enable telecommunications companies to efficiently implement interoperable LBS applications that can seamlessly access multiple content repositories and service frameworks and that work across the world's many different wireless networks and devices.

OGC Releases Web Map Service Cookbook

Release Date: 
2003-05-28
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Wayland, MA, May 28, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the availability of the Web Map Service (WMS) Cookbook version 1.0, the first in a planned series of books detailing the implementation and use of OpenGIS(R) Specifications. WMS defines interfaces for Web-based software to learn about, retrieve, merge and query maps. The Cookbook provides the basic understanding and steps needed for implementing and exploiting the WMS interface and related technologies.

Geospatial Software Vendors Declare OGC Plugfest a Success

Release Date: 
2004-07-19
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July 19, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The first "OGC Plugfest" was held June 16 at the OGC's 50th Technical Committee Meeting meetings in Southampton, UK. A plugfest is an event at which vendors gather in a cooperative effort to test and improve interoperability between their product implementations of standards specifications.

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