OGC Press Releases

The Open Geospatial Consortium and TM Forum agree to jointly address location information issues in the telecommunications industry

Release Date: 
2013-10-23
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23 October 2013. TM Forum and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization by connecting the OGC’s location standards framework and industry consensus process to TM Forum’s core competency programs, vertical industry initiatives, and Frameworx standards and best practices, which have been adopted by four out of five global service providers.

OGC calls for sponsorship in OGC Testbed 11

Release Date: 
2014-05-15
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15 May 2014.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a call for sponsors for the 11th annual OGC location standards innovation testbed. Sponsors of OGC testbeds provide requirements, use cases, business cases and funding to support fast-paced prototyping of international spatial interoperability standards and best practices. Prospective sponsors - public and private sector organizations dependent on accurate and timely information about things in time and space - are invited to both of these OGC Testbed 11 planning events:

OGC seeks public comment on candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension

Release Date: 
2016-03-04
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NOTE:  The deadline for submission has been extended until 17 April 2016.

4 March 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard. The candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension Standard specifies a useful mechanism for grouping coverages together into a collection.

Geospatial coverages, as defined by OGC and ISO, represent homogeneous collections of values located in space/time, such as spatio-temporal sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data.

OGC Announces Further Progress Toward Open Geoprocessing

Release Date: 
1998-02-27
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, February 27, 1998 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that two important new Requests For Proposals (RFPs) were approved February 12, 1998 by the OGC Technical Committee and OGC Management Committee at meetings of the committees in Munich, Germany. 110 attendees representing 66 organizations and 14 countries were present. These most recent OGC bimonthly meetings were hosted by Siemens Nixdorf Informationssystemes (SNI) (Munich, Germany), a Principal Member of OGC.

Shell International Exploration And Production Joins OGC

Release Date: 
2001-03-30
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Liege Belgium, April 4, 2001. OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today that Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. (Houston, TX) joined OGC recently as a Principal Member. Approximately 80% of all data transactions in the upstream oil and gas business involve the location component of that data. This makes geospatial data the most frequently used data category in this business sector.

Mobile Industry Groups Join Forces to Accelerate Time to Market of Location-Based Services

Release Date: 
2002-02-19
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Washington- The Location Interoperability Forum (LIF) and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have entered into an agreement to work together on a program of jointly supported market development activities designed to benefit the IT and telecommunications communi-ties. The agreement is a significant step forward for wireless communications as the worlds of telecommunications (LIF) and Internet (OGC) join forces in order to address interoperability issues and accelerate time to market of location-based services.

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