OGC Press Releases

The Open Geospatial Consortium and the Small Cell Forum Co-Operate to Develop Support for Indoor Location Based Services

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2014-01-30
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30th January 2014. The Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a standards consortium working to make spatial information an integral part of the global information infrastructure, today announced that the two bodies have signed a liaison agreement with an initial focus on developing support for location based services within mobile networks based on small cells. Small cells can be used to support

OGC and Joint Research Centre to collaborate on standards for geospatial interoperability

Release Date: 
2014-06-19
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19 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed a collaboration agreement to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards. It is anticipated that this collaboration will enable the JRC to more effectively contribute to the OGC standards process, and facilitate the consideration of European objectives and requirements during the development of international open geospatial standards.

OGC Issues RFP For Coordinate Transformation Services

Release Date: 
1999-06-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 28, 1999: The OpenGIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for open interfaces that enable software to first discover the coordinate reference systems of geospatial data held in network-accessible systems and then to transform coordinates from one coordinate reference system to another. OGC seeks proposals that conform to CORBA, DCOM, SQL, or emerging internet standards such as JAVA.

IBM Joins OGC

Release Date: 
2001-06-04
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Wayland, MA, June 1, 2001. Open GIS Consortium, Inc. announced today that IBM is a Principal Member of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC). As a Principal Member, IBM will participate in OGC's Planning and Technical Committees. In the area of geospatial technology as in other disciplines and technologies, IBM recognizes, promotes, and supports industry standards in order to better serve its customers with solutions that improve productivity and reduce costs.

OGC Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Addresses Interoperability Challenges in Disaster Planning "MMI Demonstration Postponed"

Release Date: 
2002-03-25
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 25, 2002 - How can emergency managers and planners improve their ability to access critical data needed to deal with natural hazards? The Open GIS Consortium's ( OGC ) Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 ( MMI-1 ) is tackling just that question in preparation for a public demonstration on March 29, 2002. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the initiative will develop and test a standards based framework for the discovery and distribution of multi-hazard map data between federal, state, and local emergency management agencies.

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