December 07, 2007 -- Washington, DC - COMCARE Emergency Response Alliance, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) jointly announced they will conduct a Core Services Initiative to significantly improve interoperable, inter-organizational communications and information sharing for emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, MA, September 10, 2008.
April 22, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) announces the formation of Domain Working Groups (DWG) for Hydrology (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/hydrologydwg ) and Meteorology (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/meteodwg ).
Wayland, MA, October 14, 2009. The GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2 (AIP-2) has been completed with leadership by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®). The AIP-2 Pilot activity, which began in September 2008, is a project of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) AR-09-01b Task Team. OGC's activities in AIP-2 were sponsored in part by the USGS, ERDAS, Northrop Grumman and the European Space Agency. AIP-1 demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions.
Wayland, MA, July 1, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org ) announced that the GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan (GIS.FCU) has become a Principal Member of the OGC.
Principal Members evaluate and provide guidance on market direction and Consortium focus, and have oversight over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee (PC).
7 April 2011 – The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 4th phase of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-4). The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) provides leadership in AIP-4 and invites OGC members and other organizations to respond to the CFP. The CFP document is available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.
9 September 2011 - The OGC and CEN/TC 287 invite participation in a workshop, "Smart Grid and Spatial Data Infrastructure - Interoperability Challenges Now and in the Future," to be held 6-7 October 2011 in Ispra, Italy. This workshop, sponsored by Sparx Systems, will be part of the EnviroInfo Ispra 2011 conference at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
June 1, 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership seeks comments on an OGC candidate standard, the Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) NetCDF Enhanced Data Model Extension Encoding Standard. This document specifies an extension to the existing OGC Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) Core Encoding Standard version 1.0.
7 January 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), in cooperation with Directions Media, invites you to attend an OGC GovFuture webinar to learn how Canadian organizations are using open standards to support planning, design, implementation, measurement, and visualization of Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES). This free one-hour webinar will be held on 29 January 2013, at 3:00 p.m. UTC (10:00 a.m. EST).
30 July 2013. The Location Based Marketing Association (The LBMA) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently signed a liaison agreement.