OGC Press Releases

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.

OGC Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated at Workshop in China

Release Date: 
2006-06-15
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Wayland, MA, June 15, 2006 -- Interoperable OGC Web Services (OWS) applied to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) architecture were successfully demonstrated at a 22-23 May 2006 workshop at the 2006 International Symposium on Future Intelligent Earth Observing Satellites (FIEOS'06) in Beijing, China. This was the third in a series of GEOSS Architecture workshops organized by IEEE.

The OGC® Announces Call for Participation in OWS-5 Testbed

Release Date: 
2007-05-11
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May 11, 2007, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open geospatial interoperability framework. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/40.

Based on sponsor requirements, the OWS-5 initiative is organized as six threads over two initiative phases:

OGC Members Demo Sensor Web Interoperability at Oceans Conference

Release Date: 
2008-11-24
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Wayland, Mass., November 24, 2008 -  The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)), the Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the Alliance for Coastal Technologies organized a one day workshop "From Sensors to Applications: Advancing the Interoperability of Ocean Sensors." The workshop was convened as part of the Ocean Innovation 2008 "World Summit - Ocean Observing Systems" Conference October 19-22 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

OGC and World Meteorological Organization to Collaborate on Meteorology Standards

Release Date: 
2010-02-01
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Wayland, MA, 1 February 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards. It is anticipated that this collaboration will support the implementation of the WMO Information System which aims at providing a single coordinated global infrastructure for the collection and sharing of information in support of all WMO and related international programs.

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