August 7, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it will hold a Spatial Law and Policy Summit at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from the government and private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to geospatial technology are invited to register and attend.
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, MA, 22 March 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)® announces the availability of a new book "SANY - an open service architecture for sensor networks," available free at http://sany-ip.eu/publications/3317 . The book provides an excellent introduction to OGC's Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards, which enable developers to make all types of sensors, transducers and sensor data repositories discoverable, accessible and useable via the Web.
16 November 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces adoption and availability of the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard, Version 2.0. The WCS 2.0 standard is available for free download at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wcs.
5 July 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate version 3.3 of the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML). GML 3.3 builds on GML 3.2.1, published by ISO as ISO 19136:2007, and extends GML with additional schema components based on requirements requested by various domains of interest. For example, the 3d modeling community suggest the addition of triangular meshes (TINs) to GML. GML 3.3 is fully backwards compatible with GML 3.2.
24 October 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate "GML-NIL profile" of the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding standard. GML is a widely used XML grammar for encoding information about geographical features. The GML-NIL profile provides a way to allow data providers to make a best effort to supply data according to an application schema, even if they do not have values for all feature properties. This is achieved by marking the application schema as a whole as ‘nillable=true’ and
8 April 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) recently held its biennial election of directors. Of the 18 elected members of the consortium’s 2010-2012 Board of Directors, 15 serving members were re-elected and three new members have been seated. The new OGC board members are Christopher Holmes, Walter Scott and Geoff Zeiss.
12 November 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites participation in the Ratings, Gaugings and Cross-Sections Interoperability Experiment (RGSIE), which will further develop and test the current OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 2 candidate encoding standard. This candidate OGC standard is currently available as an OGC public discussion paper (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=54423).
28 May 2014. The Virginia-based United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) recognized industry innovation and employment of OGC standards to nearly 4,000 international attendees at the 2014 GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, Florida.
21 October 2014 – The OGC seeks comment on the charter for a new OGC Standards Working Group (SWG) being formed to develop an OGC standard – TimeSeriesML 1.0 – for the representation of time series observations data. This work is motivated by requirements in hydrology and meteorology, but the standard will be designed to be useful in any application that involves periodic sampling of spatially referenced data. Time scales could range from the geologic time scales of climate to the nanosecond time scales of radiofrequency spectrum.