OGC Press Releases

OGC Partnership With IPE Helps Advance Interoperability

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2003-11-19
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Wayland, MA, November 19, 2003 - The joint work of the Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) and the Institute for Professional Education (IPE) has already impacted the geospatial interoperability landscape. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier this year, IPE and OGC agreed to collaborate on the development and delivery of GIS related educational materials and classes focused on the advancement of interoperability in the geospatial community.

OGC Members Adopt Specification for Catalog Services

Release Date: 
2004-09-22
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Wayland, MA, September 22, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces that the OpenGIS® Catalog Services Specification 2.0 has been adopted by the OGC membership. This specification documents industry consensus on an open, standard interface that enables diverse but conformant applications to perform discovery, browse and query operations against distributed and potentially heterogeneous catalog servers. It includes a number of improvements over the preceding version, version 1.1.1.

The Open Geospatial Consortium's Web Map Service (WMS) Approved as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard

Release Date: 
2005-12-09
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Wayland, Mass., December 8, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC®) through its work with ISO announces that its OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification is now available as ISO 19128, a standard titled "IS 19128:2005 Geographic information - Web map server interface." http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=3... The OGC version of this standard is being prepared and will be posted to the OGC website soon.

OGC Adopts ebRIM Metamodel for Catalogues

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2007-01-05
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Wayland, MA January 5, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC) selected the OASIS standard ebRIM (electronic business Registry Information Model) as the preferred cataloguing metamodel foundation for future application profiles of the OpenGIS® Catalogue Service Web (CS-W) specification. The catalogue specification defines the information required to support discovery and search for data and services and ebRIM provides the requirements to support registration of services like those specified in many OGC standards, as well as geospatial data and other resources.

OGC Announces Successful GEOSS Sensor Web Workshop

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2008-07-18
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Wayland, Mass., July 18, 2008 -The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that on May 15 and 16, 2008, more than 40 researchers, members of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Secretariat and representatives of the European Commission met at the GEO offices in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss concepts, ongoing activities, and requirements for future progress in the domain of Sensor Webs (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/markets-technologies/swe).

Lance McKee Joins OGC as Senior Staff Writer

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2010-05-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Lance McKee has been appointed as a Senior Staff Writer for the Consortium.

As part of the OGC's Marketing and Communications team, Lance is responsible for communicating the OGC message through a variety of public relations and outreach activities in markets important to the OGC membership and the wider industry.

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