OGC Press Releases

OGC encourages attendance at AGILE & COBWEB Workshop - "Citizen Science, Quality and Standards"

Release Date: 
2014-05-20
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20 May 2014 – AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe) and COBWEB (Citizen OBservatory WEB, an EU FP7 Project) invite public participation in a special workshop on crowdsourced data and the environment.  The AGILE & COBWEB Workshop - "Citizen Science, Quality and Standards" will be held June 3, 2014 in Castellón, Spain in conjunction with the AGILE 2014 conference.

OGC hires Dr. Ingo Simonis to lead geomatic sciences initiatives

Release Date: 
2014-10-13
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13 October 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Ingo Simonis to the position of Director, Interoperability Programs and Science. As Director, Interoperability Programs and Science, Simonis, who is based in Germany, will work with OGC members to plan, manage, and develop architectures for OGC interoperability initiatives such as testbeds, pilots, and interoperability experiments.

OGC Information Technology Standards for Sustainable Development white paper announced

Release Date: 
2015-03-09
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9 March 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC® Information Technology Standards for Sustainable Development white paper. This important document for environmental science, business and policy is available free at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/60920.

OGC requests participation in Point Cloud Domain Working Group

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2015-08-31
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31 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for public participation in its newly-established Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG).  The purpose of the Point Cloud DWG is to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in working with or developing standards for point cloud data interoperability, discovery, and dissemination.

ASTM International and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) to Jointly Develop Standards and More through MOU

Release Date: 
2016-04-01
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1 April 2016.  ASTM International and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will collaborate on developing and disseminating standards, best practices, and other tools that support the growing geospatial industry.

The organizations plan to work together in areas such as data acquisition and dissemination, location-based services, and unmanned (autonomous) navigation.  

OpenGIS® Specification Marks New Era of Geo-Information Access

Release Date: 
2000-08-14
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Cambridge, UK, August 14, 1997 - This week, for the first time ever, members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) demonstrated the newly developed OpenGIS interfaces which are designed to enable interoperability among heterogeneous Geographic Informa tion Systems. This first release of OpenGIS interfaces (OGC Request Number 1: OpenGIS Simple Features) was the result of an extraordinary collaborative effort among members, many of whom normally compete with each other.

EC Commissioner For Research to Speak at OGC Meeting

Release Date: 
2001-03-21
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March 22, 2001. OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today that Mr. Phillipe Busquin, the European Commission's Commissioner for Research, will be the main speaker at the OGC Evening Reception on April 4 at the Colonster Castle in Liege, Belgium. This reception is part of OGC's program of Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings scheduled for 2 - 5 April in Liege, and hosted by IONIC Software, an OGC member company.

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