OGC Press Releases

OGC seeks public comment on candidate OGC® Coverage Collection Extension

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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

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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

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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.

OGC's President Receives CIO Magazine's 20/20 Award

Release Date: 
2002-10-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that OGC President, David Schell this week received a CIO Magazine 20/20 Vision award as a "visionary creator/seller of technology." Mr. Schell will participate with other 20/20 Vision award winners on a panel moderated by Esther Dyson at CIO Magazine's Perspectives Conference, Oct. 6 - 8 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA. See http://www.cio.com/archive/100102/honoree_dev.html

Local, State, Provincial and Federal Governments Reveal the Power of Interoperability for Critical Infrastructure Protection

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2003-05-08
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - If you took a walk outside in your city or town, and detected a suspicious odor, perhaps caused by a leaking chemical, how would local, state or provincial, all the way up to federal responders share information to be sure there was no threat to public safety? That's the question that communities from all levels of government, on both sides of the U.S./Canada border, came together to explore in a demonstration organized as part of the Open GIS Consortium's Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI).

Partnership Announces Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation

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2004-06-11
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June 11, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Web Simulation Partnership -- the Object Management Group (OMG), Open GIS Consortium (OGC), Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), and Web3D Consortium -- together announced that they are hosting the "First Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation." The four organizations agreed last year to collaborate on open, non-proprietary standards for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and related technologies. The workshop will illuminate the current state of the technology and help establish a plan for going forward.

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