Principal Members evaluate and provide guidance on market direction and Consortium focus, and have authority over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee (PC).
OGC Press Releases
March 31, 2011 - OSCRE (the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate) today announced that they have updated their Memorandum of Understanding with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to reflect OSCRE’s new global focus following last year’s merger between PISCES and OSCRE Americas.
OSCRE and the OGC organizations are now putting a new level of emphasis on collaborative standards development and are working specifically to enable and promote the interoperable use of Web based geospatial technologies in real estate and property management.
22 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests reference implementations of the OGC Sensor Planning Service (SPS) 2.0 for use in compliance testing.
The OGC Compliance Program (CITE) tests whether implementations of OGC standards comply with mandatory elements in the standards. Implementations that pass CITE tests are eligible to pay a Trademark License Fee to use the "Certified OGC Compliant" brand in packaging and marketing.
22 February 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals in response to requirements for the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/ows-9).
30 October 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comment on a GeoTIFF extension to the OGC GML Coverages (GMLCOV) 1.0 Standard and on a GeoTIFF extension to the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) 2.0 Standard, based on the former.
20 November 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium and the PODS Association, Inc. (“PODS”), have signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization. The two organizations have agreed to work together to identify enhancement opportunities between the advanced geospatial interoperability concepts developed within the OGC's consensus standards process and the PODS Association's widely used PODS standard and data model.
4 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has formed the Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group (DWG). The new group will replace both the existing Mass Market and OpenLS working groups. In an effort to better reflect the current technology market this new DWG will be focused on interoperability in a number of key areas including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), SensorWeb, Points of Interest, Augmented Reality, geofencing and related location services.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites you to attend the inaugural Location Powers Summit (www.locationpowers.net) on 2nd December 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The focus for this first event will be understanding the location and place needs for a Smart City. The day’s journey will see us test our assumptions of what a Smart City is, explore the role of the citizen, look at how we “see” a Smart City, the fundamental infrastructure and how we understand a Smart City.
30 April 2015 – On 3 June 2015, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoSemantics Domain Working Group will host a summit, "GeoSemantics: Standards Intersect Ontologies". This summit will be part of the OGC’s June 2015 Technical Committee meeting in Boulder, Colorado. The Summit’s central topic is the application of ontologies in standards-based geo-information infrastructures.