OGC Press Releases

Simon Cox Receives OGC's Gardels Award

Release Date: 
2006-07-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 19, 2006. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) in Edinburgh, Scotland, Simon Cox received OGC's eighth annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

OGC Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated at Workshop in China

Release Date: 
2006-06-15
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Wayland, MA, June 15, 2006 -- Interoperable OGC Web Services (OWS) applied to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) architecture were successfully demonstrated at a 22-23 May 2006 workshop at the 2006 International Symposium on Future Intelligent Earth Observing Satellites (FIEOS'06) in Beijing, China. This was the third in a series of GEOSS Architecture workshops organized by IEEE.

GeoRSS Buzz Permeates Location Intelligence Conference

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2006-05-03
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Wayland, Mass., May 03, 2006 - During the recent Location Intelligence 2006 conference, an emerging standard for geo-enabling RSS feeds, GeoRSS, garnered much positive attention. Currently sponsored by several organizations, including the OGC, GeoRSS embeds location into RSS feeds. With this information included, the feed can be mapped by a GeoRSS-enabled client. GeoRSS is detailed at www.georss.org.

OGC® and IAI Join Forces to Advance Joint Standards

Release Date: 
2006-04-13
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Wayland, Mass., April 13, 2006 – The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to strengthen open standards based interoperability between systems used by the building infrastructure community and the broader geospatial, architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) and information technology (IT) communities.

The OGC® Announces Call for Participation in OWS-4 Testbed

Release Date: 
2006-04-11
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April 11, 2006, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 4 (OWS-4) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/initiatives/?iid=199 .

OGC® Requests Public Comment on Sensor Web Enablement Specifications

Release Date: 
2006-04-05
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Wayland, Mass., April 5, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) invites public comment on several candidate standards developed in the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement initiative. The OGC membership anticipates that these specifications will be adopted as OpenGIS® Specifications and that they will become widely used as open, international standards for Web-based registration, discovery, use and control of sensors, sensor systems, and sensor data stores. Comments are requested on:

The OGC® invites public comment on candidate Geospatial Digital Rights Management (GeoDRM) Reference Model

Release Date: 
2006-04-03
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Wayland, Mass., April 3, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) requests public comment on a candidate specification, the OpenGIS® GeoDRM Reference Model [http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfpc30 ]. The specification provides a standard system of operating agreements and associated open specifications for Web services that will enable broader use of geodata while protecting the rights of producers and users.

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