Wayland, Massachusetts, 28 March 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the formation of an OGC WaterML 2.0 Standards Working Group (SWG). (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/waterml2.0swg).
OGC Press Releases
1 August 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has completed a Water Information Concept Development Study of the application of OGC Web Services standards in the domain of water information, specifically to investigate architectures and practices for cataloguing, discovering, and accessing selected water resources data from very large numbers of distributed datasets.
24 April 2012. - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has adopted Version 2.0 of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) Encoding Standard (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/citygml).
10 December 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) reports an important milestone in efforts to have the OGC WaterML 2.0 Encoding Standard adopted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Hydrology (CHy) as an official WMO/ISO standard.
9 July 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC OWS Context Encoding Standard. This standard is comprised of three documents:
30th January 2014. The Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a standards consortium working to make spatial information an integral part of the global information infrastructure, today announced that the two bodies have signed a liaison agreement with an initial focus on developing support for location based services within mobile networks based on small cells. Small cells can be used to support
19 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed a collaboration agreement to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards. It is anticipated that this collaboration will enable the JRC to more effectively contribute to the OGC standards process, and facilitate the consideration of European objectives and requirements during the development of international open geospatial standards.
22 October 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotation/Call for Participation (RFP/CFP)in the OGC Testbed 11 Interoperability Testbed.
20 April 2015. The OGC membership has approved “OGC Compliance Overview - Guide for Software Acquisition” as an official OGC white paper. The document is located here: http://docs.opengeospatial.org/wp/15-002r5/15-002r5.html.
This white paper provides an overview of the OGC compliance process. It describes the benefits of acquiring OGC compliant products, as opposed to products that implement OGC standards but have not been certified as being OGC compliant.
28 September 2015 – The OGC is a partner with the American Geographical Society and the Earth Institute in presenting the American Geographical Society (AGS) Fall Symposium, “Geography 2050: Exploring Our Future in an Urbanized World”. The symposium will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 AM – Friday, November 20, 2015 9:45 PM (Eastern Time). Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the two-day event will take place in the historic Low Library, site of the Pulitzer Prize Award Ceremony, and the Roone Arledge Auditorium.