OGC Press Releases

OGC seeks public comment on SensorThings API standard for Internet of Things

Release Date: 
2015-06-18
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18 June 2015. The OGC® membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC SensorThings API Standard, Part 1. The OGC SensorThings API is a free and non-proprietary lightweight interface specification that simplifies and accelerates the development of Web-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

OGC seeks public comment on candidate Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model and XML encoding Standard

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2016-01-18
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18 January 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the following two candidate standards: OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model (“GUF Model”) and the OGC Geospatial User Feedback XML encoding Standard.

OpenGIS RFP and RFIs Mark Progress Toward Interoperable Geoprocessing

Release Date: 
1996-08-30
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Wayland, MA, August 30, 1996. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for engineering specifications that implement the simple geometry components of the OpenGIS Specification ("OGIS") for major distributed computing platforms, such as OLE/COM, CORBA, the Internet, and ODBC.

Mark Reichardt Joins OGC Staff

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2000-12-12
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On December 12, 2000, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Mark Reichardt joined the OGC team in November 2000 as Director of Marketing and Public Sector Programs. Mr. Reichardt joins OGC after leaving a successful 20-year career with the federal government. Since 1980, Mr. Reichardt has been involved in key federal mapping and geospatial programs.

OGC Seeks Input on Next Web Mapping Specification

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2001-11-02
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Wayland, MA, USA, November 8, 2001 - The WWW Mapping Special Interest Group of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request for Comments (RFC) on the OpenGIS Web Feature Server (WFS) Implementation Specification. OGC is considering adoption of this draft specification, which proposes open interfaces for communicating data manipulation operations on vector features using HTTP as the distributed computing platform. Comments are sought from industry through December 1, 2001.

OGC and Columbia Earth Institute Partner to Explore Interoperability

Release Date: 
2002-06-20
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 20, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at advancing the global information infrastructure and supporting multidisciplinary research in the Earth sciences and sustainability.

OGC Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Moves Forward With Strong Industry Commitments

Release Date: 
2003-01-15
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Wayland, MA, USA, January 17, 2003 - Four industry leaders, Autodesk, BAE SYSTEMS, Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions and Northrop Grumman Information Technology (IT) have committed significant resources to the Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI). CIPI aims to test the application of interoperable technology to meet critical infrastructure protection needs for coordination of geospatial data and services between national, state, provincial and local governments and commercial and non-government organizations.

OGC Partnership With IPE Helps Advance Interoperability

Release Date: 
2003-11-19
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Wayland, MA, November 19, 2003 - The joint work of the Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) and the Institute for Professional Education (IPE) has already impacted the geospatial interoperability landscape. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier this year, IPE and OGC agreed to collaborate on the development and delivery of GIS related educational materials and classes focused on the advancement of interoperability in the geospatial community.

OGC Members Adopt Specification for Catalog Services

Release Date: 
2004-09-22
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Wayland, MA, September 22, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces that the OpenGIS® Catalog Services Specification 2.0 has been adopted by the OGC membership. This specification documents industry consensus on an open, standard interface that enables diverse but conformant applications to perform discovery, browse and query operations against distributed and potentially heterogeneous catalog servers. It includes a number of improvements over the preceding version, version 1.1.1.

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