OGC Press Releases

OGC to initiate Phase 1 Development of Interoperability Standards for Underground Infrastructure Data

Release Date: 
2017-02-07
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that the Fund for the City of New York and its sister organization, the National Center for Civic Innovation, has made a $25,000 grant to the OGC. These funds, along with contributions from Ordnance Survey Great Britain and other contributors, will enable OGC to initiate the first of a three-phase project to establish interoperability standards for underground infrastructure data.

OGC to Issue RFPs for Open GIS Specifications

Release Date: 
2000-07-29
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The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) policy by which geoprocessing software vendors will deliver specifications for interoperable geoprocessing software on targeted distributed computing platforms (DCPs) such as OLE/COM, CORBA, and Java. Each RFP will request a DCP-specific engineering specification and accompanying demonstration software for a specific part of OGC's OpenGIS® Specification (OGIS). Once approved, a proposal becomes the industry standard for software compliant with the specified part of the specification on a particular DCP.

OGC To Support I-TEAM Initiative With Technology Assistance Group

Release Date: 
2002-04-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Group (TAG) that will support the efforts of I-Teams nationwide. I-Teams are state, regional, or thematic information consortia formed to plan and co-invest in current, standards-based spatial data. I-Teams, which include both public and private sector partners, are creating business plans to drive partnerships, policy, financial plans and processes necessary to realize these goals.

OGC Videos Highlight GEO's progress implementing GEOSS

Release Date: 
2010-12-02
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December 2, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), as part of its lead role in the Architecture Implementation Pilot for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), announced videos showing the remarkable progress that has been made in implementing GEOSS. GEOSS is a major multi-year program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The videos were prepared for the GEO Ministerial Summit and GEO VII Plenary, held 3-5 November 2010 in Beijing, China.

OGC Web Feature Service Standard accepted as ISO Standard

Release Date: 
2011-04-20
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April 20, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface standard as an International Standard. This approval was the result of joint activity in the ISO Technical Committee: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics.

OGC Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated at Workshop in China

Release Date: 
2006-06-15
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Wayland, MA, June 15, 2006 -- Interoperable OGC Web Services (OWS) applied to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) architecture were successfully demonstrated at a 22-23 May 2006 workshop at the 2006 International Symposium on Future Intelligent Earth Observing Satellites (FIEOS'06) in Beijing, China. This was the third in a series of GEOSS Architecture workshops organized by IEEE.

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