OGC Press Releases

OGC seeks public comment on candidate Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model and XML encoding Standard

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2016-01-18
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18 January 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the following two candidate standards: OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model (“GUF Model”) and the OGC Geospatial User Feedback XML encoding Standard.

OpenGIS RFP and RFIs Mark Progress Toward Interoperable Geoprocessing

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1996-08-30
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Wayland, MA, August 30, 1996. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for engineering specifications that implement the simple geometry components of the OpenGIS Specification ("OGIS") for major distributed computing platforms, such as OLE/COM, CORBA, the Internet, and ODBC.

Mark Reichardt Joins OGC Staff

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2000-12-12
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On December 12, 2000, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Mark Reichardt joined the OGC team in November 2000 as Director of Marketing and Public Sector Programs. Mr. Reichardt joins OGC after leaving a successful 20-year career with the federal government. Since 1980, Mr. Reichardt has been involved in key federal mapping and geospatial programs.

OGC Seeks Input on Next Web Mapping Specification

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2001-11-02
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Wayland, MA, USA, November 8, 2001 - The WWW Mapping Special Interest Group of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request for Comments (RFC) on the OpenGIS Web Feature Server (WFS) Implementation Specification. OGC is considering adoption of this draft specification, which proposes open interfaces for communicating data manipulation operations on vector features using HTTP as the distributed computing platform. Comments are sought from industry through December 1, 2001.

OGC and Columbia Earth Institute Partner to Explore Interoperability

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2002-06-20
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 20, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at advancing the global information infrastructure and supporting multidisciplinary research in the Earth sciences and sustainability.

OGC Seeks Comment on Proposed Web Map Context Specification

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2003-02-17
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Wayland, MA, February 19, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces a Request for Comment (RFC) on the proposed Web Map Context Documents Implementation Specification. This proposed specification describes a standardized approach to enable the capture and maintenance of the context - or state information - of a Web Map Server (WMS) request so that this information can be reused easily in the future user session.

The OGC® invites public comment on candidate Geospatial Digital Rights Management (GeoDRM) Reference Model

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2006-04-03
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Wayland, Mass., April 3, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) requests public comment on a candidate specification, the OpenGIS® GeoDRM Reference Model [http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfpc30 ]. The specification provides a standard system of operating agreements and associated open specifications for Web services that will enable broader use of geodata while protecting the rights of producers and users.

NGA Standards Document Features OGC Specifications

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2007-02-20
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Wayland, Mass., February 20, 2007. The U.S. Department of Defense National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has issued a document, "Enabling A Common Vision" (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=19983), which outlines the overall National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) standards baseline. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Specifications figure prominently in this U.S. Federal and national baseline.

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