OGC Press Releases

OGC Calls for Participants in a Major OGC Web Services Testbed

Release Date: 
2003-11-24
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Wayland, MA, November 24, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in a major Interoperability Initiative to develop and enhance OGC Web Services standards that enable easy discovery, access and use of geographic data and geoprocessing services. The OGC Web Services Phase 2 (OWS-2) testbed advances OGC Web Services (OWS), the set of OpenGIS® Specifications for interfaces, schemas and encodings that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web."

OGC Announces RFQ to Develop Reference Implementation in Kentucky

Release Date: 
2004-10-18
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Wayland, MA, October 18, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to develop and deploy a reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Landscape Census (KLC) Pilot Project advances OGC Web Services (OWS), the set of OpenGIS® Specifications that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web." The implementation will become the basis for the Commonwealth's land cover theme contribution to the U.S.

OGC® Announces Call for Sponsors for Spatial Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2006-01-06
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January 6, 2006, Wayland, Massachusetts., The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a call for sponsors for the OGC Web Services, Phase 4 (OWS-4) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. Interested organizations are invited to an all day planning meeting on 24 January 2006 in Herndon, Virginia.

The OGC Will Exhibit at AEC-ST Conference

Release Date: 
2007-12-05
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December 5, 2007 -- Wayland, Mass. -- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will be exhibiting in booth 322 at the conference "Science and Technology for Architecture, Engineering and Construction" in Washington, DC. The exhibition, in the Washington Convention Center, will be open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday 13 December, and from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday 14 December.

OGC Calls for Comment on revision to OGC Web Services Common Standard

Release Date: 
2009-04-20
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April 20, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) request comments to a revision to the OpenGIS® Web Services Common Standard. This document specifies many of the aspects that are common to multiple OGC Web Service (OWS) interface Implementation Standards. These common aspects are primarily parameters and data structures used in operation requests and responses. Examples of common usage are how to handle bounding boxes, exception processing, URL requests, URN expressions, key value encoding, and so forth.

lat/lon Takes Principal Membership in the OGC(R)

Release Date: 
2010-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 2, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) ( http://www.opengeospatial.org ) announced that lat/lon ( http://www.lat-lon.de ) has become a Principal Member of the OGC.

Principal Members evaluate and provide guidance on market direction and Consortium focus, and have authority over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee (PC).

OGC and OSCRE Work Together to Advance Real Estate Standards across the Globe

Release Date: 
2011-03-31
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March 31, 2011 - OSCRE (the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate) today announced that they have updated their Memorandum of Understanding with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to reflect OSCRE’s new global focus following last year’s merger between PISCES and OSCRE Americas.

OSCRE and the OGC organizations are now putting a new level of emphasis on collaborative standards development and are working specifically to enable and promote the interoperable use of Web based geospatial technologies in real estate and property management.

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