Wayland, MA, USA, December 17, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a new resource to link those interested in working on interoperability issues with those who need personnel to do so. The OGC Internship Project ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/univ/ ) provides an electronic bulletin board where students can post their areas of interest and organizations can post their needs. The ultimate goal is to match up these two groups to help move interoperability in the geospatial domain forward.
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, MA, October 11, 2007. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org) announced that Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has increased its level of membership in the OGC to become a Principal Member.
June 25, 2008. Wayland, Mass. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is inviting the public to offer change requests for consideration by the OGC Technical Committee on a revision of the OpenGIS® Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard. GML defines a data encoding in XML for geographic data and a grammar to express models of such data using XML Schema.
March 12, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. At the recent Map World Forum trade show and conference in Hyderabad, India, India's GIS Development communication network awarded the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) GIS Development's "Professional Service to Geospatial Community Award". The award is a handsome 10 inch wooden globe sculpted to depict layers of information.
Seoul, Korea, August 24, 2009: The Korea Forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is a Korean organization chartered to provide government, academic, research and industry organizations in Korea with opportunities to learn about and discuss issues related to interoperability of geographic information involving OGC standards. The Forum seeks to promote interoperability and create synergy between the various producers and users of geographic information and geomatics products and services in Korea.
12 October 2010. The US Federal Geographic Data Committee (http://www.fgdc.gov) (FGDC) Steering Committee has officially endorsed a group of OGC standards along with other standards developed externally to FGDC. These standards play an important role in enabling interoperability as part of the Geospatial Platform for GeoOneStop, place-based initiatives, and other potential future programs of the FGDC.