OGC Press Releases

OGC Demonstrates Open Location Based Services - European Debut Occurs at IIR's GIS In Telecoms Conference

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2002-12-04
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA. December 2, 2002 - Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have publicly demonstrated a set of prototype interfaces and schemas that support Location Based Services (LBS) interoperability. The goal of OGC's OpenLS(TM) (Open Location Services) Testbed initiative is to enable telecommunications companies and LBS providers to efficiently implement interoperable LBS applications that can seamlessly access multiple content repositories and service frameworks and that work across the world's many different wireless networks and devices.

OGC Members Approve Release of Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment Architecture

Release Date: 
2003-06-27
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Wayland, MA, June 27, 2003 - The ability to share, integrate and apply information between collaborating communities for critical infrastructure protection and emergency response has been a challenge for many years. Recently, OGC members voted to release a document describing the Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment (CICE) Architecture. The CICE Architecture can be downloaded at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/cip/ .

Spatial Software Buyers Look for Technology Products Supporting Standards

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2004-08-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 10, 2004 - When shopping for software, buyers look at features, price and other factors. For those looking to add spatial software to the mix, one key factor is whether or not the product supports standards from the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC). The Consortium offers a website where products that implement any of its 14 implementation specifications can be listed by their developers. http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/products

OGC announces GALEON Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-07-01
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Wayland, MA, July 1, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) has announced that July 24, 2005 will be the kickoff date for an OGC Interoperability Experiment to support open access to atmospheric and oceanographic modeling and simulation outputs. The GALEON (Gateway or Geo-interface for Air Land Earth Ocean NetCDF) Interoperability Experiment will implement a geo-interface to netCDF datasets via the OpenGIS(R) Web Coverage Server (WCS 1.0) protocol specification. The interface will provide interoperability among netCDF, OPeNDAP, ADDE, and THREDDS client/server and catalog protocols.

OGC Seminar Will Demonstrate Benefits of Geospatial Interoperability

Release Date: 
2006-09-21
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Wayland, MA, September 21, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC), in association with the Geospatial Information and TechnologyAssociation (GITA) will host an Interoperability Day Seminar focusingon the confirmed benefits of using standards-based interoperablegeospatial technologies and the challenges for the future.

Registration Open, Abstracts Needed Soon for Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference

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2007-09-05
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September 5, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association announced today that on-line registration for its 10th Annual conference is now open. The conference will be held February 25-29, 2008, in St. Augustine, Trinidad. The theme of the conference is "Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future." Additional information on the GSDI-10 Conference, including registration details and Abstract submission requirements can be found at: http://gsdi.org/GSDI10.

OGC® and buildingSMART alliance™ Release RFQ/CFP for AECOO Testbed

Release Date: 
2008-05-02
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Wayland, Mass., May 2, 2008 - The buildingSMART alliance, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and Sponsors of the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Testbed have today issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) for the AECOO-Phase 1 Testbed. The testbed aims to foster business transformation as defined in the United States National Building Information Modeling Standard, Part 1 (NBIMS) with technology for interoperability involving intelligent building models with 3D geometric capabilities.

Save the Date for OGC’s Spatial Law and Policy Summit!

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2009-08-07
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August 7, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it will hold a Spatial Law and Policy Summit at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from the government and private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to geospatial technology are invited to register and attend.

OGC Recommends 'Sensors Anywhere' Book

Release Date: 
2010-03-22
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Wayland, MA, 22 March 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)® announces the availability of a new book "SANY - an open service architecture for sensor networks," available free at http://sany-ip.eu/publications/3317 . The book provides an excellent introduction to OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, which enable developers to make all types of sensors, transducers and sensor data repositories discoverable, accessible and useable via the Web.

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