OGC Press Releases

New OGC Domain Working Group for Mobile Location Services

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2014-06-04
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4 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has formed the Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group (DWG). The new group will replace both the existing Mass Market and OpenLS working groups. In an effort to better reflect the current technology market this new DWG will be focused on interoperability in a number of key areas including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), SensorWeb, Points of Interest, Augmented Reality, geofencing and related location services.

OGC Announces Location Powers: Smart Cities Summit, December 2nd, Tokyo, Japan

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2014-11-07
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites you to attend the inaugural Location Powers Summit (www.locationpowers.net) on 2nd December 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The focus for this first event will be understanding the location and place needs for a Smart City. The day’s journey will see us test our assumptions of what a Smart City is, explore the role of the citizen, look at how we “see” a Smart City, the fundamental infrastructure and how we understand a Smart City.

OGC calls for participation in GeoSemantics Summit

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2015-04-30
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30 April 2015 – On 3 June 2015, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoSemantics Domain Working Group will host a summit, "GeoSemantics: Standards Intersect Ontologies". This summit will be part of the OGC’s June 2015 Technical Committee meeting in Boulder, Colorado. The Summit’s central topic is the application of ontologies in standards-based geo-information infrastructures.

The OGC requests comment on the OGC® OpenSearch Extension for Earth Observation Standard

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2015-10-07
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7 October 2015 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the OGC OpenSearch Extension for Earth Observation, a candidate OGC standard. This OpenSearch extension provides a simple way to make queries to a repository that contains Earth Observation information and enables syndication of repositories for this purpose. Once approved as a standard and implemented in software products and services, this Standard will make it much easier for users to navigate diverse and expanding collections of Earth observation data.

OGC adopts WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard

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2016-05-11
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11 May 2016. The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard as an official OGC standard.

WaterML2.0 represents an initiative within the joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group to address standards development and interoperability of hydrological information systems at an international level. The first part of WaterML2.0 focused on a standard information model, and an XML encoding derived from that model, for time series of hydrological observations.

OGC Announces Technology Insertion Project

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2001-04-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 16, 2001 - OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today the start of the OGC Civil Works Technology Insertion (CTI) Project. This international project is a new type of interoperability initiative, an Insertion Project, that focuses on expanding an organization's interoperability capacity by laying the groundwork for open implementations.

OGCE a Partner in Major European Geographic Information Effort

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2002-02-28
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London, UK , March 1, 2002. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that its subsidiary, Open GIS Consortium (Europe), Limited (OGCE) is a partner with the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI), the European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC), and the University of Sheffield in a far-reaching European geographic information (GI) project entitled Geographic Information Network in Europe (GINIE).

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Web Services Initiative Feasibility Study

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2002-10-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 28, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for a Feasibility Study that will support the next phase of the OGC Web Services (OWS) Initiative. The OWS Phase 2 (OWS-2) Feasibility Study will seek community input and technology concepts to support efforts directed at understanding emerging technology areas for the next-generation of web based interoperable geoprocessing and location services.

Open GIS Consortium Launches OGC User Magazine

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2003-05-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announces OGC User Magazine, a free quarterly e-mail publication that highlights the use of OpenGIS® Specifications in building world class, interoperable solutions for spatial and related technologies. The first issue is currently online at http://www.opengeospatial.org/pressrm/ogcuser/20030430ogc_user.htm .

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