OGC Press Releases

The OGC Forms Moving Features Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2013-02-19
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19 February 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of the Moving Features Standards Working Group (Moving Features SWG). "Moving features" data describes such things as vehicles, pedestrians, airplanes and ships.
 
This group is chartered to develop a candidate Moving Features standard from the discussion paper (OGC 12-117r1, OGC Standard for Moving Features; Requirements), which summarizes the requirements and basic idea of an encoding standard for moving

OGC and USGIF invite public to see how open standards integrate geospatial services with Modeling and Simulation

Release Date: 
2013-09-26
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26 September 2013 – Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Working Group invite the public to attend a demonstration of new developments in technology and capability to rapidly discover, transform, and stream geospatial data from Internet sources into Modeling and Simulation applications using open standards.  

The demonstration activities, part of the October 13-16 GEOINT 2013 Symposium, will be held in Room 24 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on 16 October.

The OGC approves SensorML 2.0, advanced standard for Internet of Things

Release Date: 
2014-02-24
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24 February 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the OGC Sensor Model Language (SensorML) 2.0 Encoding Standard.  SensorML 2.0 provides a standard encoding for describing sensors ("things that measure"), actuators ("things that act"), and processors ("things that calculate"). SensorML is part of the award-winning OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) suite of standards that have been implemented in satellite

Scott Serich appointed OGC Director, Interoperability Programs

Release Date: 
2015-01-14
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14 January 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Scott Serich as Director, Interoperability Programs. Dr. Serich will support OGC’s participation in the Project Interoperability initiative sponsored by the U.S. Government Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an OGC member.

OGC to Issue RFPs for Open GIS Specifications

Release Date: 
2000-07-29
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The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) policy by which geoprocessing software vendors will deliver specifications for interoperable geoprocessing software on targeted distributed computing platforms (DCPs) such as OLE/COM, CORBA, and Java. Each RFP will request a DCP-specific engineering specification and accompanying demonstration software for a specific part of OGC's OpenGIS® Specification (OGIS). Once approved, a proposal becomes the industry standard for software compliant with the specified part of the specification on a particular DCP.

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