OGC Press Releases

OGC Seeks Comments on Candidate XML Standard for Observations & Measurements

Release Date: 
2010-07-23
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Wayland, Mass., 23 July, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) members approved release of “Observations and Measurements – XML Implementation” for public comment, in preparation for adoption as an OGC Standard. This candidate standard specifies an XML implementation for the Observations and Measurements conceptual model.

GEO Announces Call for Participation in GEOSS Pilot with OGC Leadership

Release Date: 
2012-03-13
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8 March 2012 – The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 5th phase of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-5). The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) provides leadership in AIP-5 and invites OGC members and other organizations to respond to the CFP. The CFP document is available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.

AIP-5 places a priority on these areas:

The OGC wins Sensor Magazine's Best of Sensors Gold Application Award

Release Date: 
2013-06-17
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17 June 2013. On June 5, at the Sensors Expo & Conference, Melanie Martella, Executive Editor of Sensors, presented the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) with the magazine's 2013 Best of Sensors Gold Application Award. Greg Buehler, OGC's Director, Outreach & Communication Services, accepted the award.

The Best of Sensors Application Awards recognize advances in sensor and sensor-related technologies, either in the form of novel technologies or as significant improvements in existing technologies.

The OGC forms working group to draft Point of Interest (POI) encoding standard

Release Date: 
2013-12-12
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12 December 2013 – At the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Technical Committee plenary meeting on 26 September, the Technical Committee approved the charter for a new OGC Point of Interest (POI) Standards Working Group (SWG). This group will develop a candidate POI encoding specification for possible adoption by the OGC membership as an OGC Standard.

The OGC seeks comments on candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile

Release Date: 
2014-06-12
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10 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC™) membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Web Map Tile Service Simple Profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard.

Current OGC WMTS Interface Standard implementations return small, pre-generated map images (e.g., PNG or JPEG) or reuse cached map requests that follow a discrete set of tile matrices. The standard defines rules for multiple request/response patterns, including KVP, REST and SOAP.

OGC seeks public comment on the Earth Observation Metadata profile of the OGC Observations & Measurements Standard

Release Date: 
2014-11-17
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17 November 2014 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate Earth Observation Metadata Profile of the OGC Observations and Measurements (O&M) Standard.

The Earth Observation (EO) Metadata profile of Observations and Measurements is intended to provide a standard schema for encoding Earth Observation product metadata to support the description and cataloguing of products acquired by sensors aboard EO satellites.

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