OGC Press Releases

OGC Announces Canadian Interoperability Day to be held in Ottawa April 23

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2004-04-16
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Wayland, MA, April 16, 2004. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced the Canadian Interoperability Day, an all-day event to be held on April 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Interoperability Day is sponsored by OGC, PCI Geomatics and GeoConnections -- a Canadian partnership initiative led by Natural Resources Canada.

OGC Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated at Workshop in China

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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.

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

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2007-05-11
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May 11, 2007, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open geospatial interoperability framework. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/40.

Based on sponsor requirements, the OWS-5 initiative is organized as six threads over two initiative phases:

OGC Members Demo Sensor Web Interoperability at Oceans Conference

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2008-11-24
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Wayland, Mass., November 24, 2008 -  The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)), the Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the Alliance for Coastal Technologies organized a one day workshop "From Sensors to Applications: Advancing the Interoperability of Ocean Sensors." The workshop was convened as part of the Ocean Innovation 2008 "World Summit - Ocean Observing Systems" Conference October 19-22 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

OGC Seeks Participants for International Hydrology Interoperability Experiment

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2009-11-20
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Wayland, MA, November 20, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will launch a Hydrology Interoperability Experiment (HDWG_IE1) on December 8, 2009. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in developing standard ways of discovering, sharing and interpreting groundwater data using OGC Web Services (OWS) interface and encoding standards.

OGC and OSGeo collaborate on documentation

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2010-07-27
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27 July 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) will develop conforming documentation for key OGC standards and geospatial open source application descriptions. Both sets of documentation will be available online and on the OSGeo-Live DVD, to be released at the international conference for Free and Open Source Software, FOSS4G, in September 2010 in Barcelona, Spain (http://2010.foss4g.org).

OGC Web Feature Service Standard accepted as ISO Standard

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2011-04-20
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April 20, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface standard as an International Standard. This approval was the result of joint activity in the ISO Technical Committee: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics.

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