OGC Press Releases

OGC Invites Participation in Web Services Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2004-05-25
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Wayland, MA, May 25, 2004 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) invites participation in an "Interoperability Experiment" that will result in a proposed XML schema for encoding OGC Web Services Context documents (OWS Context). Cadcorp, DM Solutions, GeoConnections/Natural Resources Canada, and IONIC Software have initiated the "OGC Web Services Context Document Schema Interoperability Experiment".

OGC to Begin Geospatial Semantic Web Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Review Board has approved the launch of the Geospatial Semantic Web (GSW) Interoperability Experiment (IE). The Interoperability Experiment will take several important steps towards the development of the Geospatial Semantic Web, where discovery, query, and consumption of geospatial content are based on formal semantic specification. The GSW will enable the meaning of geographic queries to be easily shared among different software systems and online services.

Building Information Models (BIM) Demonstrated in OGC Testbed

Release Date: 
2007-06-26
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Wayland, MA, June 26, 2007 - On March 13, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Facility Information Council released the first version of the National Building Information Modeling StandardTM (NBIMS) [http://www.facilityinformationcouncil.org/bim/story_031307.php] for a two month industry review period. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

Successful OGC Interoperability Day Held in Orleans, France

Release Date: 
2008-12-10
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Orleans, France, December 10, 2008: An OGC Interoperability Day was held Tuesday, 9 December, 2008, at BRGM in Orleans, France. This event, organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) France Forum with the support of the Conseil Régional du Centre, followed the OGC Technical Committee meeting, an international event held last week in Valencia, Spain.

OGC Issues RFQ and Call for Participation in NGA “Plug Week” Pilot

Release Date: 
2009-07-13
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 13, 2009.The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. has issued a Request For Quotation and Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) to solicit proposals for the NSG Profiles Plugweek Pilot, which will begin in August and end in October. (NSG is the National System for Geospatial Intelligence.) The sponsor, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will provide profiles of the OGC Web Map Service, Web Feature Service and Web Coverage Service Interface Standards.

GSDI 12 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers and Workshops

Release Date: 
2010-02-15
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Needham, Mass., 15 February 2010 - The GSDI 12 World Conference will take place in the garden city of Singapore from 19 to 22 October 2010. The Partners in organizing this conference include the GSDI Association (www.gsdi.org/), Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia & the Pacific (www.sbsm.gov.cn/pcgiap/index.htm) (PCGIAP) and Singapore Land Authority (www.sla.gov.sg/htm/hom/index.htm) (SLA).

OGC Announces Webinar on 2010 "Data Fusion" Testbed, Seeks Sponsors for 2011 Testbed

Release Date: 
2010-07-28
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Wayland, MA, 28 July 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) recently concluded the OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed initiative. Interoperability architectures, enhancements to existing OGC standards, and candidate standards developed in the testbed for sensors, video change detection, database synchronization, information cataloguing, web processing services, event architecture and aviation will be presented in a 2 hour webinar.

OGC Announces "SWE Common" Standards to Simplify Sensor Web Development

Release Date: 
2011-04-25
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25 April 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has voted to approve the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Service Model Interface Standard Version 2.0 and the OGC SWE Common Data Model Encoding Standard Version 2.0 as official OGC standards.

The OGC SWE Common Service Model Interface Standard is applicable to all services that provide or require information from or about sensors. It is designed for use cases in which sensors need to be accessed and managed through service interfaces.

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