OGC Press Releases

OGC and PODS Association plan to enhance PODS pipeline management standard

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2013-11-20
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20 November 2013.  The Open Geospatial Consortium and the PODS Association, Inc. (“PODS”), have signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization. The two organizations have agreed to work together to identify enhancement opportunities between the advanced geospatial interoperability concepts developed within the OGC's consensus standards process and the PODS Association's widely used PODS standard and data model.

New OGC Domain Working Group for Mobile Location Services

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2014-06-04
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4 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has formed the Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group (DWG). The new group will replace both the existing Mass Market and OpenLS working groups. In an effort to better reflect the current technology market this new DWG will be focused on interoperability in a number of key areas including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), SensorWeb, Points of Interest, Augmented Reality, geofencing and related location services.

OGC Announces Location Powers: Smart Cities Summit, December 2nd, Tokyo, Japan

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2014-11-07
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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites you to attend the inaugural Location Powers Summit (www.locationpowers.net) on 2nd December 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The focus for this first event will be understanding the location and place needs for a Smart City. The day’s journey will see us test our assumptions of what a Smart City is, explore the role of the citizen, look at how we “see” a Smart City, the fundamental infrastructure and how we understand a Smart City.

OGC calls for participation in GeoSemantics Summit

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2015-04-30
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30 April 2015 – On 3 June 2015, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoSemantics Domain Working Group will host a summit, "GeoSemantics: Standards Intersect Ontologies". This summit will be part of the OGC’s June 2015 Technical Committee meeting in Boulder, Colorado. The Summit’s central topic is the application of ontologies in standards-based geo-information infrastructures.

The OGC requests comment on the OGC® OpenSearch Extension for Earth Observation Standard

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2015-10-07
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7 October 2015 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the OGC OpenSearch Extension for Earth Observation, a candidate OGC standard. This OpenSearch extension provides a simple way to make queries to a repository that contains Earth Observation information and enables syndication of repositories for this purpose. Once approved as a standard and implemented in software products and services, this Standard will make it much easier for users to navigate diverse and expanding collections of Earth observation data.

New Open Technology For Maps On The Web

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1999-08-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 24, 1999: Maps and map queries will become a much more important part of the Web thanks to two key interoperability standards passed by members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) on August 13 in Southampton, England. The standards will make it much easier for businesses, citizens, and governments to find, view, pan, zoom, overlay, and query geographical images and maps on the Worldwide Web.

Major Implementation of Geospatial Fusion Services Demonstrated

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2001-06-26
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 26, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces the successful demonstration of an operational geospatial fusion implementation at In-Q-Tel by an international vendor team. Geospatial fusion refers to the ability of interoperable technologies to integrate text with geoprocessing and web based services. For this demonstration, In-Q-Tel funded the integration of commercial component software, with integration made possible by candidate OpenGIS interfaces developed last year in OGC's Geospatial Fusion Services Testbed (GFST).

OGC To Support I-TEAM Initiative With Technology Assistance Group

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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.

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