OGC Press Releases

The OGC seeks public input on charter for proposed working group to draft a Point of Interest (POI) encoding standard

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2013-05-30
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30 May 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public input on the draft charter of a proposed Standards Working Group (SWG) that will develop a candidate POI (Point of Interest) encoding standard for possible adoption by the OGC membership as an OGC Standard.

OGC encourages attendance at AGILE & COBWEB Workshop - "Citizen Science, Quality and Standards"

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2014-05-20
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20 May 2014 – AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe) and COBWEB (Citizen OBservatory WEB, an EU FP7 Project) invite public participation in a special workshop on crowdsourced data and the environment.  The AGILE & COBWEB Workshop - "Citizen Science, Quality and Standards" will be held June 3, 2014 in Castellón, Spain in conjunction with the AGILE 2014 conference.

OGC hires Dr. Ingo Simonis to lead geomatic sciences initiatives

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2014-10-13
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13 October 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Ingo Simonis to the position of Director, Interoperability Programs and Science. As Director, Interoperability Programs and Science, Simonis, who is based in Germany, will work with OGC members to plan, manage, and develop architectures for OGC interoperability initiatives such as testbeds, pilots, and interoperability experiments.

OGC Information Technology Standards for Sustainable Development white paper announced

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2015-03-09
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9 March 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC® Information Technology Standards for Sustainable Development white paper. This important document for environmental science, business and policy is available free at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/60920.

OGC requests participation in Point Cloud Domain Working Group

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2015-08-31
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31 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for public participation in its newly-established Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG).  The purpose of the Point Cloud DWG is to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in working with or developing standards for point cloud data interoperability, discovery, and dissemination.

ASTM International and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) to Jointly Develop Standards and More through MOU

Release Date: 
2016-04-01
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1 April 2016.  ASTM International and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will collaborate on developing and disseminating standards, best practices, and other tools that support the growing geospatial industry.

The organizations plan to work together in areas such as data acquisition and dissemination, location-based services, and unmanned (autonomous) navigation.  

Deutsche PhoneSat Joins Geoprocessing Standards Effort

Release Date: 
1998-12-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 17, 1998: Deutsche PhoneSat, a German telecommunications and flight control, remote sensing and GIS company, has become a Principal Member in the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the international standards organization dedicated to interoperable geoprocessing. As a Principal Member, Deutsche PhoneSat will have a seat on OGC's Management Committee and will help shape the consortium's business plan and its OpenGIS(R) Specification plan and schedule.

OGC Begins Military Pilot Project To Test Web Mapping Specifications

Release Date: 
2001-05-15
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Wayland, MA, May 18, 2001, The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced today the successful launch of its Military Pilot Project Initiative, Phase 1 (MPP-1). MPP-1, which began April 5 and will run through September 2001, has been organized to test and exercise newly developed OGC specifications in a near-operational user environment. At the end of a Pilot, major customers will see real world proof of interoperability between software products from different vendors enabled by interfaces implementing OpenGIS Specifications.

OGC and PCIA Announce Agreement to Co-Promote Open Location Services

Release Date: 
2002-03-12
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 12, 2002. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), Alexandria, VA, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to advance the interoperability of geospatial information systems in wireless communications.

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