OGC Press Releases

OGC seeks public comment on CDB Candidate Standard

Release Date: 
2016-04-12
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This OGC Candidate Standard specifies an open format and encoding for the storage, access and modification of a representation of the natural and built environment for simulation applications. CDB defines the data representation, organization and storage structure of a worldwide synthetic representation of the earth as well as the conventions necessary to support all of the subsystems of full-mission simulators and networks of heterogeneous simulators.

ORACLE Passes First OpenGIS Conformance Test

Release Date: 
1999-05-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 10, 1999: The OpenGIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Oracle is one of the first companies to pass conformance tests for OGC's OpenGIS Simple Features Specification for SQL. The tests prove whether or not a geospatial information system software product conforms to the OpenGIS Implementation Specifications that OGC has created through its industry consensus process. (See http://www.opengeospatial.org/testing for details of the conformance tests.)

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Conformance Testing Initiative

Release Date: 
2002-03-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 20, 2002. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for the OGC Conformance Testing and Interoperability Evaluation (CTIE) Initiative. Set to commence in April 2002, CTIE will enable geospatial technology developers to test and validate product conformance to OGC's Web-based OpenGIS® Specifications. The CTIE Initiative will improve the industry's ability to assess the interoperability of Standards-based Commercial Off The Shelf (SCOTS) products that implement OpenGIS Specifications.

OGC Demonstrates Open Location Based Services - European Debut Occurs at IIR's GIS In Telecoms Conference

Release Date: 
2002-12-04
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA. December 2, 2002 - Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have publicly demonstrated a set of prototype interfaces and schemas that support Location Based Services (LBS) interoperability. The goal of OGC's OpenLS(TM) (Open Location Services) Testbed initiative is to enable telecommunications companies and LBS providers to efficiently implement interoperable LBS applications that can seamlessly access multiple content repositories and service frameworks and that work across the world's many different wireless networks and devices.

OGC Members Approve Release of Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment Architecture

Release Date: 
2003-06-27
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Wayland, MA, June 27, 2003 - The ability to share, integrate and apply information between collaborating communities for critical infrastructure protection and emergency response has been a challenge for many years. Recently, OGC members voted to release a document describing the Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment (CICE) Architecture. The CICE Architecture can be downloaded at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/cip/ .

Spatial Software Buyers Look for Technology Products Supporting Standards

Release Date: 
2004-08-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 10, 2004 - When shopping for software, buyers look at features, price and other factors. For those looking to add spatial software to the mix, one key factor is whether or not the product supports standards from the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC). The Consortium offers a website where products that implement any of its 14 implementation specifications can be listed by their developers. http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/products

OGC announces GALEON Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-07-01
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Wayland, MA, July 1, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) has announced that July 24, 2005 will be the kickoff date for an OGC Interoperability Experiment to support open access to atmospheric and oceanographic modeling and simulation outputs. The GALEON (Gateway or Geo-interface for Air Land Earth Ocean NetCDF) Interoperability Experiment will implement a geo-interface to netCDF datasets via the OpenGIS(R) Web Coverage Server (WCS 1.0) protocol specification. The interface will provide interoperability among netCDF, OPeNDAP, ADDE, and THREDDS client/server and catalog protocols.

OGC Seminar Will Demonstrate Benefits of Geospatial Interoperability

Release Date: 
2006-09-21
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Wayland, MA, September 21, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC), in association with the Geospatial Information and TechnologyAssociation (GITA) will host an Interoperability Day Seminar focusingon the confirmed benefits of using standards-based interoperablegeospatial technologies and the challenges for the future.

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