OGC Press Releases

OGC® seeks participants for international GeoPackage Elevation Data Interoperability Experiment

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2015-11-03
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3 November 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Elevation Extension Interoperability Experiment (GPKG-EE IE).

The OGC GeoPackage Standards Working Group (SWG) has identified a need to store tiled gridded elevation data in a GeoPackage. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information. The SWG has developed a candidate extension to the GeoPackage Encoding Standard to support elevation data.

Twenty-nine Sponsors and Participants Tackle Interoperable Location Services in OGC Testbed

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2001-09-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 7, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) along with Sponsors Hutchison 3G UK, Sun Microsystems, Oracle with Webraska, ESRI with SignalSoft, and In-Q-Tel, as well as 22 other participant organizations will work together in the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Testbed. This testbed aims to develop an Open Location Services Platform with fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location-based solutions to interoperate between infrastructure platforms and wireless devices.

OGC Issues Critical Infrastructure "Call for Communities"

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2002-05-22
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Wayland, MA, USA. On May 22, 2002, the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) issued a Call for Communities (CFC) to express interest in participating in future OGC interoperability initiatives. The Call also invites communities to respond to a policy initiative survey. Both activities are designed to improve sharing of geographic information in support of Critical Infrastructure Protection and National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

OGC Approves Important Spatial Catalog Specification

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2003-01-17
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Wayland, MA, January 22, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced industry approval of an expanded version of the OpenGIS® Catalog Service Implementation Specification. The OpenGIS Catalog Service Specification version 1.1.1 documents industry consensus regarding an open, standard interface to online catalogs for geographic information and web-accessible geoprocessing services.

OGC Announces Request for Proposals/Call for Participation in the Emergency Mapping Symbology Initiative

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2003-11-20
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Wayland, MA, November 20, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Request for Quotations and a Call For Participation in the Emergency Mapping Symbology (EMS) Initiative. This call seeks interested technology providers to make proposals in response to a defined set of requirements addressing interoperability needs for the use of symbology in emergency mapping.

OGC Interoperability Demo Planned for Interoperability 2004

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2004-10-14
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October 14, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), announced that it will conduct live, multi-vendor demonstrations of Web-based geoprocessing interoperability at "Interoperability 2004 -- Integrating process, organization, systems." This conference, organized by the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) will be held October 20 - 21, 2004 in Washington, DC.

Best practice makes perfect with Open Geospatial Standards

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2007-01-08
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British Geological Survey Offices, Nottingham, UK - Following the recent successful UK Geospatial Mash-Up meeting, the Association For Geographic Information (AGI), The British Computer Society (BCS) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have teamed up again to promote and discuss the 'business case' for using open geospatial standards.

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