OGC Press Releases

The OGC requests comment on the candidate standard, OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions

Release Date: 
2013-11-13
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13 November 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate standard, "OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions". This document extends the implementation of the popular OpenSearch technologies so that users can take advantage of the geospatial search capabilities enabled by OGC standards.

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Catalogue Service Version 3.0 candidate standard

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2014-05-22
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22 May 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership seeks public comment on a new version of the OGC Catalogue Service interface standard. This standard specifies a design pattern for defining interfaces to publish and search collections of descriptive information (metadata) about geospatial data, services and related information objects.

OGC helps develop UN’s geospatial standards guide for UN Member States

Release Date: 
2014-10-16
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16 October 2014. In August at the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), the Committee called for the adoption of common standards so that geospatial data can be seamlessly shared and used around the world. The Committee recognized the important work done by three international standards development organisations: the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Technical Committee 211 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 211) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).

OGC requests information to guide Arctic Spatial Data Pilot

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2016-02-24
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24 February  2016 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) requests information to help advance the “Arctic Spatial Data Pilot”. The Arctic Spatial Data Pilot is an OGC Interoperability Program initiative sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada. This recently launched initiative aims to help all Arctic stakeholders benefit from improved access to the expanding universe of online Arctic geographic information.

OpenGIS® Simple Features Specifications Available Now

Release Date: 
2000-09-05
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Wayland, MA USA, September 5, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that its recently announced OpenGIS Simple Features Specifications are now available to the public at http://www.opengeospatial.org. Strong demand for early access to the specifications prompted OGC to make them available during the final editing period. The OGC Technical Committee will make minor revisions during the next two months, leading to release of the Revision 1.0 specifications early in November.

OGC Releases a Request for Technology for a Major Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2001-03-28
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March 28, 2001: OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced the release today of a Request for Technology (RFT) for a major OGC Web Services Initiative. The RFT is available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/ows/index.html . Responses to this RFT, along with financial commitments from sponsor organizations will help determine the focus areas that are undertaken as part of this initiative scheduled to commence in September 2001.

OGC Prototyping US Government's Open Platform "GeoSpatial One-Stop Portal"

Release Date: 
2003-04-22
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April 22, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced today that work on the Geospatial One Stop Portal architecture and prototype is well underway by OGC member companies. As of this date, the following companies are actively participating or have agreed to provide technology: Compusult, CubeWerx, Galdos Systems, SAIC, Autodesk, Intergraph, PCI Geomatics, Sapient Technology, Questerra, Oracle and Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC.

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