OGC Press Releases
7 October 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the OGC OWS Context GeoJSON Encoding candidate standard. This candidate standard is intended to increase overall use of geospatial information by providing additional geospatial capabilities for the large and growing community of GeoJSON developers. The candidate standard provides flexible alternatives for interoperation and integration of RESTful and service-oriented geoprocessing resources.
3 November 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment (GPKG-EE IE).
The OGC GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) has identified a need to store tiled gridded elevation data in a GeoPackage. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. The SWG has developed a candidate extension to the GeoPackage Encoding Standard to support elevation data.
05 January, 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests public comment on the OGC candidate Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) Core Standard.
28 January 2016. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests public comment on the OGC OGC Observations and Measurements – JSON Implementation Discussion Paper.
25 February 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC® Smart Cities Spatial Information Framework white paper. This essential document for Smart City systems planning is available free at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=61188.
Wayland, MA, September 5, 2007 - Six of the nine regional 2007 "The User and the GEOSS Architecture" workshops organized by the IEEE, ISPRS and OGC have been completed. In regional scientific application scenarios, the workshops demonstrate publishing, discovery, and access of complex geospatial data and online processing services using existing OGC standards consistent with the architecture principals of the GEOSS 10 Year Implementation Plan.
14 May 2015 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites attendance at the June 2015 OGC Technical Committee Meeting be held at UCAR/NCAR Center Green in Boulder, Colorado 1 June to 5 June, 2015.
October 9, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) announces that Dr. Carl Reed, the CTO and Executive Director of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Standards Program, has been inducted into the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) GIS Hall of Fame.
10 July 2014. For more than a decade the OGC Interoperability Program has used an agile testbed-based development process to deliver open standards for communicating spatial information of all kinds. The OGC is now planning OGC Testbed 11. You are invited to bring your organization’s spatial information communication requirements to this innovative process for making “where” data move easily through workflows.