OGC Press Releases

OGC Announces Energy Mapping GovFuture Webinar

Release Date: 
2013-01-07
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7 January 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), in cooperation with Directions Media, invites you to attend an OGC GovFuture webinar to learn how Canadian organizations are using open standards to support planning, design, implementation, measurement, and visualization of Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES).  This free one-hour webinar will be held on 29 January 2013, at 3:00 p.m. UTC (10:00 a.m. EST).  

OGC invites Mobile World Congress attendees to GeoPackage and IndoorGML workshops and an Augmented Reality interoperability demo

Release Date: 
2014-02-18
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18 February 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites Mobile World Congress attendees to attend workshops on the new OGC GeoPackage Service Interface Standard, the candidate OGC IndoorGML Encoding Standard, and the candidate OGC Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML2) Encoding Standard. Attendees at this free event will also see a demonstration of ARML2 being used to enable interoperability among leading Augmented Reality platform providers Layar, Metaio and Wikitude.  The demo and workshops will be held in the afternoon after the morning presentations on

OGC seeks comments on charter for Agriculture Domain Working Group

Release Date: 
2014-07-01
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1 July 2014. An OGC Agriculture Domain Working Group (SWG) is being chartered as an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in the Agriculture domain. Initiators of the new SWG seek comments from the public on the draft charter. The comment period closes on 2014-07-31. Comments should be submitted to charter-requests [at] opengeospatial.org.

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

Release Date: 
2015-01-06
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6 January 2015 — The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things, and many other applications.

Paul Scarponcini receives OGC’s Gardels Award

Release Date: 
2015-06-04
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4 June 2015. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) Technical Committee in Boulder, Colorado, USA, Paul Scarponcini, PE, PhD received the OGC's prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/awards). Carl Reed, PhD, who recently retired from his position as OGC’s CTO, received an honorary Gardels Award for his many years of Technical Committee leadership.

OGC requests comment on the OGC Coverage Implementation Schema

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2015-12-17
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17 December 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the OGC® Coverage Implementation Schema(abbreviated as “CIS”). This candidate OGC Standard complements the OGC Abstract Topic 6 Standard (which is identical to ISO 19123) with a concrete coverage model whose implementations are conformance testable and, hence, are interoperable. ISO has expressed interest to adopt CIS 1.1 as ISO 19123-2.

Larry Ayres Joins Open GIS Consortium, Inc. Board of Directors

Release Date: 
2000-07-12
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA July 12, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Larry Ayers, Executive Vice President, Intergraph Corporation, has joined OGC's Board of Directors. Mr. Ayers was nominated by the board and elected by the OGC Management Committee, which oversees implementation of the OGC technical and business initiatives in accordance with strategic directions set by the Board.

OGC Web Services Request For Quotation Now Available

Release Date: 
2001-07-25
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 26, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the Open Web Services Initiative, Phase 1 (OWS-1) is available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/ows. The OWS-1 Initiative aims to develop interfaces to enhance the growth of geospatial Web services. A Web service is a self-contained, self-describing, modular application that can be published, located, and dynamically invoked across the Web.

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