OGC Press Releases

OGC announces standard that makes complex environmental data easier to use in GIS

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2015-12-15
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15 December 2015 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML Coverage Application Schema, an extension to the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard.

The OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard has emerged as a widely used and well supported data model and encoding for domains such as atmospheric science, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, and hydrology. It supports multi-dimensional data representing space and time-varying phenomena.

Open GIS Consortium, Inc Announces OpenGIS Guide, 9-May-96

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1996-05-09
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA May 9, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the "OpenGIS(TM) Guide: An Introduction to Interoperable Geoprocessing, Part 1 of the Open Geodata Interoperability Specification (OGIS)" was recently completed and is now available to the public. This 134 page book, compiled from the submitted proposals and minutes of OGC Technical Committee meetings over the last eighteen months, and edited by Kurt Buehler and Lance McKee, provides a detailed description of the rationale and technical content of OGIS.

Breakthrough In Web-Based Geographic Information

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1999-09-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 10, 1999: Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today demonstrated a remarkable open interface that will revolutionize use of geospatial data on the Web. OGC's Web Mapping Testbed Demonstration was presented to an executive government and industry audience at Lockheed Martin Management and Data Systems in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

OpenLS Testbed Call For Participation Now Available

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2001-07-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 10, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the Call for Participation for the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Testbed is available at http://www.openls.org . The testbed will develop fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location solutions to interoperate between infrastructure platforms and wireless devices.

OGC Demonstrates Geographic Web Services Interoperability

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2002-04-05
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Reston, VA, USA, April 5, 2002. On March 7, 2002, OGC members completed an on-line OGC Web Services (OWS) 1.1 demonstration in which a variety of commercial and government geoprocessing servers, clients and middleware seamlessly communicated using interoperability interfaces. Attended by OWS 1.1 initiative sponsors, government managers and industry executives, this demonstration illustrated the success of OGC's Interoperability Program as a way to achieve rapid industry agreement leading to open interfaces.

OGC Seeks Quotations/Participation in the Geospatial One-Stop Portal Initiative

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2002-12-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that a Request for Quotations (RFQ)/Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Geospatial One-Stop Portal Initiative (GOS-PI) has been issued. Responses to the RFQ/CFP, available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/gos-pi/ , are due January 22, 2003. GOS-PI aims to build a standards-based portal for geospatial information discovery, access, and mapping. OGC is partnering with the Geospatial One-Stop project on this work.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Emergency Mapping Symbology Initiative

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2003-10-02
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 3, 2003- The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Call for Sponsors for an Emergency Mapping Symbology (EMS) Initiative. This call seeks interested Sponsors to provide input on technology requirements and concepts to address interoperability needs for emergency mapping and homeland security. The EMS Initiative will mature OGC's specification framework for interoperable geographic symbolization while simultaneously testing emerging standard map symbol sets for emergency response and homeland security developed by national-level mapping organizations.

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