OGC Press Releases

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Web Services Initiative Feasibility Study

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2002-10-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 28, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for a Feasibility Study that will support the next phase of the OGC Web Services (OWS) Initiative. The OWS Phase 2 (OWS-2) Feasibility Study will seek community input and technology concepts to support efforts directed at understanding emerging technology areas for the next-generation of web based interoperable geoprocessing and location services.

Open GIS Consortium Launches OGC User Magazine

Release Date: 
2003-05-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announces OGC User Magazine, a free quarterly e-mail publication that highlights the use of OpenGIS® Specifications in building world class, interoperable solutions for spatial and related technologies. The first issue is currently online at http://www.opengeospatial.org/pressrm/ogcuser/20030430ogc_user.htm .

OGC Celebrates Decade of Cooperation in the Geospatial Industry

Release Date: 
2004-06-28
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June 28, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. Earlier this month, the Open GISConsortium (OGC) held its 50th Technical Committee Meeting, hosted by theOrdnance Survey (OS) in Southampton, UK. This milestone event marks adecade of cooperation among industry, universities and the public andprivate sector organizations that use geospatial technology. Theseorganizations have collaborated to develop and deploy open, publiclyavailable standards for use by the geospatial and IT communities.

OGC announces Sensor Alert Service Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-05-17
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Wayland, MA, 17 May, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) will soon begin an Interoperability Experiment to create a draft specification and implementations of a Sensor Alert Service (SAS). The OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Working Group has recognized that the SWE suite of standards and proposed standards requires an alert and notification mechanism to specify how alert or "alarm" conditions are defined, detected, and made available to interested users.

OGC Announces Fall Interoperability Day

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2006-08-30
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Wayland, MA, August 30, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. ® (OGC), announces an Interoperability Day Seminar on October 4, 2006 to be held in conjunction with its Technical and Planning Committee Meetings in Tyson's Corner, Vienna, Virginia. The event, held in association with the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), is open to all and will focus on the state of geospatial and information technology interoperability. The seminar will include a keynote address, multi-vendor demonstration, and panel discussions.

Clemens Portele Receives OGC's Gardels Award

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2007-08-07
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 6, 2007. At the July meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) in Paris, France, Clemens Portele received the OGC's ninth annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

OGC(R) Requests Comments on Earth Observation Extension of ebRIM Profile of OGC Catalog Standard

Release Date: 
2009-01-28
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January 28, 2009, Wayland, Mass. - The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have submitted a Request for Comments (RFC) on version 0.2.2 of the Earth Observation (EO) Products Extension Package for ebRIM (ISO/TS 15000-3) Profile of CSW 2.0 (OGC document 06-131). (ebRIM is the electronic business Registry Information Model from the OASIS standards organization.

OGC Seeks Comments on SWE Common Data Model

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2010-03-15
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Wayland, Mass., 15 March, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the draft OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Encoding Standard Version 2.0.  The SWE Common standard provides a common data encoding that is used throughout the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards suite. More precisely, the SWE Common model is used to define the representation, nature, structure and encoding of sensor related data.

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