OGC Press Releases

OGC requests participation in Point Cloud Domain Working Group

Release Date: 
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.  

Deutsche PhoneSat Joins Geoprocessing Standards Effort

Release Date: 
1998-12-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 17, 1998: Deutsche PhoneSat, a German telecommunications and flight control, remote sensing and GIS company, has become a Principal Member in the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the international standards organization dedicated to interoperable geoprocessing. As a Principal Member, Deutsche PhoneSat will have a seat on OGC's Management Committee and will help shape the consortium's business plan and its OpenGIS(R) Specification plan and schedule.

OGC Begins Military Pilot Project To Test Web Mapping Specifications

Release Date: 
2001-05-15
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Wayland, MA, May 18, 2001, The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced today the successful launch of its Military Pilot Project Initiative, Phase 1 (MPP-1). MPP-1, which began April 5 and will run through September 2001, has been organized to test and exercise newly developed OGC specifications in a near-operational user environment. At the end of a Pilot, major customers will see real world proof of interoperability between software products from different vendors enabled by interfaces implementing OpenGIS Specifications.

OGC and PCIA Announce Agreement to Co-Promote Open Location Services

Release Date: 
2002-03-12
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 12, 2002. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), Alexandria, VA, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to advance the interoperability of geospatial information systems in wireless communications.

Geospatial One-Stop Portal Call for Additional Requirements

Release Date: 
2002-11-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, November 7, 2002 - The Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) initiative recently issued a Call for Additional Requirements for the Geospatial One-Stop Portal (see http://www.geo-one-stop.gov/cfar/ ). The GOS Portal will rely in part on interoperability specifications such as those published by the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC).

OGC Board Approves IPR Policies To Further Safeguard Open, Public Standards

Release Date: 
2003-06-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that its Board of Directors voted on May 27, 2003 to reaffirm OGC's intellectual property rights (IPR) policy (http://www.opengeospatial.org/legal/ipr.htm). OGC's IPR policy is designed to protect the Consortium's standards framework from patents that would impede development of open infrastructure for interoperable geoprocessing.

New OGC Digital Rights Management and University Working Groups

Release Date: 
2004-07-23
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July 23, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. At the OGC's 50th Technical Committee meeting this month in Southampton, UK, two new Technical Committee working groups were formed: the Geospatial Digital Rights Management Working Group (GeoDRM WG) and the University Working Group (University WG). GeoDRM Working Group As geographic content becomes widely available over ubiquitous networks, it becomes easier to distribute, share, copy and alter that data. Many organizations involved in the production and trading of geodata need to protect their rights to the data.

Doug Nebert Receives OGC's Gardels Award

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2005-06-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 20, 2005. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) in St. John's Newfoundland, Doug Nebert received OGC's seventh annual Kenneth G. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geographic information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

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