OGC Press Releases
Wayland, Mass., 2 July, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 2 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) has been issued by the GEO (Group on Earth Observations).
Phase 1 of the AIP demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions. Phase 2 will establish "operational, research and technical exemplars," services that support the GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas (application domains).
Bonn, Germany, March 25, 2009 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces that an Interoperability Day event will be held in conjunction with HellasGI on Friday the 3rd of April, 2009 at the Ledra Marriot Hotel in Athens, Greece.
OGC standards are becoming widely used in the geospatial world and they hold the key to building geospatial data infrastructures based on interoperable components. The EU supports wider adoption of these and other standards through the INSPIRE directive.
New Delhi, September 1, 2009. The India Forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) was recently chartered to provide government, academic, research and industry organizations in India 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 India.
Wayland, Mass., April 26, 2010. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2010 will bring more than 8,000 geoscientists from all over the world to Vienna, Austria, 2-7 May 2010. More than 25% of member organizations in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) represent the geosciences or the academic community, and thus OGC standards that support management and sharing of scientific data will be a topic of interest at the Assembly.
January 24, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Ordering Services for Earth Observation Products Interface Standard. This candidate interface standard defines interfaces for ordering products derived from Earth observation satellites. In particular it provides interfaces for:
26 July 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) 3D Information Management (3DIM) Working Group is hosting a second 3D Summit focused on the current impact and future opportunities for open standards to better enable 3D geospatial practices. The summit will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting.
6 March 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that Dr. Jinsoo You has become the first Director of Asian Services for the OGC.
2 November 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML) 2.0 Encoding Standard.
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.