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 Press Releases
11 March 2015 – Two global organizations, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the InLocation Alliance (ILA), have begun working together to advance indoor positioning capabilities.
15 September, 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved quality of life, civic initiatives and resilience.
The update has been approved by the OGC Architecture Board (OAB) and the Metadata Domain Working Group (DWG). The period for public comment ends 07 May, 2016