OGC Press Releases

OGC® seeks participants for international GeoPackage Elevation Data Interoperability Experiment

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2015-11-03
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3 November 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment (GPKG-EE IE).

The OGC GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) has identified a need to store tiled gridded elevation data in a GeoPackage. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. The SWG has developed a candidate extension to the GeoPackage Encoding Standard to support elevation data.

Twenty-nine Sponsors and Participants Tackle Interoperable Location Services in OGC Testbed

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2001-09-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 7, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) along with Sponsors Hutchison 3G UK, Sun Microsystems, Oracle with Webraska, ESRI with SignalSoft, and In-Q-Tel, as well as 22 other participant organizations will work together in the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Testbed. This testbed aims to develop an Open Location Services Platform with fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location-based solutions to interoperate between infrastructure platforms and wireless devices.

OGC Issues Critical Infrastructure "Call for Communities"

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2002-05-22
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Wayland, MA, USA. On May 22, 2002, the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) issued a Call for Communities (CFC) to express interest in participating in future OGC interoperability initiatives. The Call also invites communities to respond to a policy initiative survey. Both activities are designed to improve sharing of geographic information in support of Critical Infrastructure Protection and National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

OGC Delivers an Open Platform for "Geospatial Portal Operations"

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2003-07-02
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July 02, 2003 Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces the achievement of a major milestone in geoprocessing and information technology -- the completion of a multi-vendor standards-based geospatial data and services portal, along with a comprehensive portal architecture designed to serve as a community-wide template for advancing geospatial portal capability and capacity worldwide.

Open GIS Consortium Becomes Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

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2004-09-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 1, 2004 - Today the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced it has changed its name to the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. The new name reflects the Consortium's wide scope of work in a broad geospatial marketplace that includes not only geographic information systems (GIS), but also mapping, earth imaging, sensor webs, and mobile wireless services. It also highlights the importance of OGC Web services standards as part of information technology best practices for integrating geospatial processing into service oriented architectures and enterprise workflows.

OGC Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated at Workshop in Korea

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2005-08-05
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Wayland, MA, August 5, 2005 - OGC Web Services (OWS) as applied to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) architecture were successfully demonstrated to an IEEE-OGC-ISPRS GEOSS Workshop on 24 July 2005 in Seoul, Korea. This was a special event for invited participants on the opening day of the International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005. The demonstration showed that Earth Observation data and services are available now through open standard mechanisms highlighted in the GEOSS 10 Year Implementation Plan and Reference Document.

OGC Interoperability Day Highlights Successful Standards Applications

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2006-11-03
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Wayland, MA, November 16, 2006 - At a recent Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) seminar, Dan Mandl of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center described how NASA is using the OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards to simplify the tasking of satellites. "Software services based on open architectures have opened the door to standardized tasking of Earth imaging satellites," explained Mandl.

The OGC® Announces New Call for Participation in OWS-5 Testbed

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2007-09-07
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September 7, 2007, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued an addendum to its May 11 Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative. OWS-5 is a testbed to advance OGC's open geospatial interoperability framework. The addendum and the original RFQ/CFP are available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/43.

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