OGC Press Releases

OGC adopts WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard

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2016-05-11
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11 May 2016. The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard as an official OGC standard.

WaterML2.0 represents an initiative within the joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group to address standards development and interoperability of hydrological information systems at an international level. The first part of WaterML2.0 focused on a standard information model, and an XML encoding derived from that model, for time series of hydrological observations.

New Open Technology For Maps On The Web

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1999-08-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 24, 1999: Maps and map queries will become a much more important part of the Web thanks to two key interoperability standards passed by members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) on August 13 in Southampton, England. The standards will make it much easier for businesses, citizens, and governments to find, view, pan, zoom, overlay, and query geographical images and maps on the Worldwide Web.

Major Implementation of Geospatial Fusion Services Demonstrated

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2001-06-26
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 26, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces the successful demonstration of an operational geospatial fusion implementation at In-Q-Tel by an international vendor team. Geospatial fusion refers to the ability of interoperable technologies to integrate text with geoprocessing and web based services. For this demonstration, In-Q-Tel funded the integration of commercial component software, with integration made possible by candidate OpenGIS interfaces developed last year in OGC's Geospatial Fusion Services Testbed (GFST).

OGC To Support I-TEAM Initiative With Technology Assistance Group

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2002-04-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Group (TAG) that will support the efforts of I-Teams nationwide. I-Teams are state, regional, or thematic information consortia formed to plan and co-invest in current, standards-based spatial data. I-Teams, which include both public and private sector partners, are creating business plans to drive partnerships, policy, financial plans and processes necessary to realize these goals.

OGC Announces Interoperability Internship Project

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2002-12-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 17, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a new resource to link those interested in working on interoperability issues with those who need personnel to do so. The OGC Internship Project ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/univ/ ) provides an electronic bulletin board where students can post their areas of interest and organizations can post their needs. The ultimate goal is to match up these two groups to help move interoperability in the geospatial domain forward.

OGC Members Adopt Implementation Specifications for Location Based Services and Enhanced Web Mapping

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2003-07-15
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Wayland, MA, July 16, 2003 -In June, OGC members voted to adopt the OpenGIS(R) Location Services (OpenLS(TM)) Implementation Specification, and the OpenGIS Web Map Context Implementation Specification. Once editorial comments are incorporated, the OpenLS Implementation Specification will be publicly released. The Web Map Context Implementation Specification is publicly available and can be found at http://www.opengeospatial.org/techno/implementation.htm .

OGC Event to Highlight Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Solutions

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2004-09-03
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September 3, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), NAVTEQ and the Chicago Geospatial Exchange invite those interested in geospatial technologies and telematics to attend "OGC Industry Day - Geospatial Requirements for Telematics" on Monday, 13 September, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza in downtown Chicago.

OGC and TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards will Collaborate on Joint Standards

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2006-12-14
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Wayland, Mass., December 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the international body for Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on standards to promote dissemination of information about biological organisms and the diversity of life on earth.

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