OGC Press Releases
Wayland, MA, USA, August 6, 2007. At the July meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) in Paris, France, Clemens Portele received the OGC's ninth annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.
Wayland, Mass. April 9, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC) membership has approved the OASIS ebRIM (electronic business Registry Information Model) application profile of the OpenGIS® Catalogue Service 2.0.2 standard.
January 28, 2009, Wayland, Mass. - The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have submitted a Request for Comments (RFC) on version 0.2.2 of the Earth Observation (EO) Products Extension Package for ebRIM (ISO/TS 15000-3) Profile of CSW 2.0 (OGC document 06-131). (ebRIM is the electronic business Registry Information Model from the OASIS standards organization.
Wayland, Mass., July 22, 2009 –The OGC Technical Committee recently approved four Naming Authority policies, an OGC Compliance Test Language (CTL) Best Practice, and a policy for writing and publishing OGC Standards.
Wayland, Mass., 15 March, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the draft OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) Common Encoding Standard Version 2.0. The SWE Common standard provides a common data encoding that is used throughout the OGC Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) standards suite. More precisely, the SWE Common model is used to define the representation, nature, structure and encoding of sensor related data.
25 August, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that Dr. Luis E. Bermudez has been appointed Director of Interoperability Certification for the Consortium. In his new position, Dr. Bermudez will manage the OGC Certification Program, lead plugfest activities, and support OGC testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments designed to develop, test and validate specifications for geospatial information.
17 May 2010 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites professionals in local and subnational (county, state, province, etc.) governments to participate in a free webinar: “Location Standards – How Do They Help Government?” The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 18:00:00 UTC (2:00 PM EDT). Register for this Directions Media Webinar at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/996819355.
Nov. 4, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announce the WhereCon 2012 conference, to be held April 10-12 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Online registration for WhereCon 2012 is open and seating is limited. Visit www.wherecon.com for more information.
20 August 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of a new OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG) to address geospatial interoperability challenges in the international energy and utility domains.