OGC Press Releases

OGC President Mark Reichardt to Deliver Geospatial Keynote at GEO-Energy Summit

Release Date: 
2014-10-09
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9 October 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium – Mark Reichardt, president of the Open Geospatial Consortium, will deliver the geospatial keynote address at the GEO-Energy Summit and Educational Forum on November 13, 2014. The Summit is a two day event that will be held November 12-13 at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration and hosted by GEO Huntsville and Energy Huntsville in conjunction with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC). Summit speakers and workshops will focus on Interoperability & national security key topics.

OGC seeks public comment on CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using the GML Coverage Application Schema Standard

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2015-03-04
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4 March 2015 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using the GML Coverage Application Schema Standard.

This new addition to the netCDF suite of standards provides additional ways to serve complex multi-dimensional CF-netCDF data for use in geographic information systems (GIS) or other geospatial systems not capable of handling complex CF-netCDF data.

OGC North American Forum to demo results of major interoperability testbed

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2015-08-31
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31 August 2015. On October 14th, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will demonstrate the results of the eleventh OGC Interoperability Testbed. The demonstration is being organized by the OGC North American Forum.  The US Geological Survey (USGS) is hosting the event, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the USGS  Auditorium in Reston, Virginia.

OGC publishes Testbed 11 Geospatial Information Management Engineering Reports

Release Date: 
2016-03-14
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14 March 2016 – The OGC Members recently approved release of all the public OGC Engineering Reports that resulted from the 2015 OGC Interoperability Testbed 11. Testbed 11 is the most recently completed of the OGC's long series of major geospatial interoperability initiatives. Five of the 26 Testbed 11 Engineering Reports focused on Aviation Information Management, as reported last November.

Robert Corell and Martin Faga Join Open GIS Consortium Board

Release Date: 
1997-04-15
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, April 15, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the organization that coordinates collaborative development of the OpenGIS Specification for interoperable geoprocessing, announced today that Dr. Robert W. Corell of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Martin C. Faga of the MITRE Corporation (McLean, VA), have become members of OGC's Board of Directors.

OGC Seeks Input For Geographic Web Services Testbeds

Release Date: 
2001-03-08
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March 9, 2001: The Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC) announced today its intent to release a Request for Technology (RFT) for a major Web Services Initiative. The RFT will be available on the OGC website ( www.opengeospatial.org ) by March 21, 2001. This set of six planned activities will extend OpenGIS standards, enabling freer access to web services that process geographic information.

OGC Seeks Interested Parties for Public Transit Modeling Activity

Release Date: 
2002-09-09
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Wayland, MA, September 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites expressions of interest from industry organizations to participate in a Model Advisory Team (MAT) regarding a nationwide Transportation Framework Data Content Standard, specifically the Public Transit component. This Transit MAT will develop data content standards and an associated Abstract Feature Model in Unified Modeling Language (UML), which will support the exchange of mapping information about public transit features between cooperating organizations and communities.

OGCE Invites Organisations To Qualify For European Virtual Resource Pool

Release Date: 
2003-04-03
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Munich, Germany, April 4, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium (Europe) Limited (OGCE) today announced the creation of the European Virtual Resource Pool (EVPool), and the availability of an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ). Participants in EVPool will undertake critical work to increase understanding of the benefits of OpenGIS® specifications in European business and government pre-procurement settings. EVPool is intended to provide technical support for OGCE projects where strategic evaluation about future investments of interoperable geoprocessing will be made.

OGC Announces Canadian Interoperability Day to be held in Ottawa April 23

Release Date: 
2004-04-16
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Wayland, MA, April 16, 2004. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced the Canadian Interoperability Day, an all-day event to be held on April 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Interoperability Day is sponsored by OGC, PCI Geomatics and GeoConnections -- a Canadian partnership initiative led by Natural Resources Canada.

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