August 22, 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership seeks comments on an OGC candidate standard, the CF-netCDF Data Model extension to the existing OGC Network Common Data Form (netCDF) Core Encoding Standard version 1.0.
OGC Press Releases
25 February 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted "Semantic annotations in OGC standards" as an OGC Best Practice.
2 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, "Geographic Information – Well Known Text (WKT) for coordinate reference systems."
OGC Well Known Text offers a compact machine-readable and human-readable representation of geometric objects. WKT can also be used for succinctly describing the critical elements of coordinate reference system (CRS) definitions.
5 May 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites software developers, location service providers, spatial analytics experts, system architects and information system managers to attend two free webinars to learn about the results of the recent OGC Testbed 10. See registration details below.
20 August 2014. An OGC Urban Planning Domain Working Group (SWG) has been chartered to define the role for OGC standards and related activities within the Urban Planning discipline and to provide an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in this domain.
10 February 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today announced they will cooperate at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 2-5, 2015 in order to promote a unified message to the mobile community. Exhibiting in Hall 8.1, stand K52, members of OMA and the OGC will demonstrate how products and services enabled by standards developed at the two organizations have helped their companies achieve market success.
27 July 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership announces OGC’s approval of the OGC Common DataBase specification as an OGC Best Practice.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG) formed late last year to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in working with or developing standards for point cloud data interoperability, discovery, and dissemination.