OGC Press Releases

The OGC adopts WaterML 2.0 Hydrologic Time Series Encoding Standard

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2012-09-20
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20 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 1: Time Series Encoding Standard as an official OGC standard.

OGC WaterML 2.0 is an important new XML-based international standard for encoding and exchanging data describing the state and location of water resources, both above and below the ground surface. WaterML 2.0 Time Series supports encoding of hydrological and hydrogeological observation data in exchange scenarios such as:

The OGC and CEN/TC 287 announce Smart Grid location interoperability workshop

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2011-09-09
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9 September 2011 - The OGC and CEN/TC 287 invite participation in a workshop, "Smart Grid and Spatial Data Infrastructure - Interoperability Challenges Now and in the Future," to be held 6-7 October 2011 in Ispra, Italy. This workshop, sponsored by Sparx Systems, will be part of the EnviroInfo Ispra 2011 conference at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

The OGC and OpenMI Association to advance computer modelling standards

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2011-08-25
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August 25, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the OpenMI Association announced that they recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in standards development and promotion of open standards related to computer modelling. A first priority will be the facilitation of OpenMI 2.0 as an open international consensus standard under the OGC process framework.

The OGC Announces 3D Summit

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2011-07-26
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26 July 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) 3D Information Management (3DIM) Working Group is hosting a second 3D Summit focused on the current impact and future opportunities for open standards to better enable 3D geospatial practices. The summit will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting.

The OGC announces Best Practices Document for Earth Observation Product, Service and Sensor Discovery

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2013-03-20
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20 March 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted as an official OGC Best Practice a document titled, "OGC EO Product Collection, Service and Sensor Discovery using the CS-W ebRIM Catalogue."

This OGC Best Practices Document describes the relations that exist between several metadata conceptual models: Earth Observation (EO) Product, EO Product Collections, Sensors and Services. Specification of the linking between artifacts of these types is important for the process of cataloguing and discovering those artifacts.

The OGC Announces Corrigendum Release for Geography Markup Language (GML) Version 2.1.2

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2007-08-30
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30 August 2007 -- Wayland, Mass. -- On 4 September 2007, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) will release a corrigendum to fix problems in the GML 2.1.2 schemas. The changes include changing the official schema location to http://schemas.opengis.net and fixing the other minor changes to the schemas so they validate by conformant processors. The ReadMe lists additional changes.

The OGC Announces Geospatial Data Quality Survey

Release Date: 
2007-10-17
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October 17, 2007. Wayland, MA. The OGC® Technical Committee's Spatial Data Quality Working Group (WG) has been gathering information and requirements from OGC members for the past year and has now begun primary research on spatial data quality measures. Their survey on spatial data quality went live on Monday, October 15, targeting thousands of geospatial data suppliers and users from around the world.

The OGC Announces GEOSS Workshop XLIII: Sharing Climate Information and Knowledge

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2011-07-29
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29 July 2011 - The GEOSS Workshop XLIII: Sharing Climate Information and Knowledge will be held 23 September 2011 at NCAR Center Green in Boulder, Colorado. At this daylong meeting, key representatives from industry, academia, and government will provide invited talks focused on issues, tools and techniques now available to improve interdisciplinary discovery and use of climate data, records and modeling results. The workshop will take place a week after the FOSS4G conference in Denver and immediately following the OGC TC meeting in Boulder.

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