OGC Press Releases
Wayland, Mass., December 17, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces a new category of membership, Aggregate Membership. It enables collaborating entities to bring their common issues and perspectives into the OGC process of developing interoperability standards. For example, state or provincial and local government agencies collaborate so that emergency response plans are fully coordinated. In this process, they identify and address barriers to interoperability.
Wayland, MA, May 5, 2009. The OGC announced completion of the AECOO-1 (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Phase 1 Testbed, a 9-month effort to increase interoperability among software used by architects, construction companies, cost estimators and building energy analysts. On Thursday, May 28, 2009, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT, the buildingSMART allianceTM (bSa), the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) and sponsors and participants of the AECOO-1 Testbed will conduct a free webinar demonstrating results from the Testbed.
October 28, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities.
Wayland, Mass., 23 July, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is seeking public comment on a Geography Markup Language (GML) XML encoding for describing the characteristics of a moving object, such as a GPS enabled car. This candidate standard provides a way of describing in simple terms the motion of an object, such as a car driving through city streets or a person walking in a park.
Wayland, Massachusetts, 19 April 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC Network Common Data Form (netCDF) Core Encoding Standard, and netCDF Binary Encoding Extension Standard - netCDF Classic and 64-bit Offset Format as official OGC standards. These standards are available for free download at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/netcdf.
28 September 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and EuroGeographics recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote interoperability through open standards to benefit the European geospatial community.