OGC Press Releases

Explore Geographic Digital Rights Management with the GeoData Alliance and Partners

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2004-04-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 2, 2004 - The GeoData Alliance and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invite interested parties to learn about the requirements for and the application of digital rights management (DRM) to geographic activities in a session May 24, 2004 at the Denver, Colorado Adam's Mark Hotel. The session is being held in conjunction with the ASPRS conference, which runs May 23-28, 2004.

GeoRSS Buzz Permeates Location Intelligence Conference

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2006-05-03
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Wayland, Mass., May 03, 2006 - During the recent Location Intelligence 2006 conference, an emerging standard for geo-enabling RSS feeds, GeoRSS, garnered much positive attention. Currently sponsored by several organizations, including the OGC, GeoRSS embeds location into RSS feeds. With this information included, the feed can be mapped by a GeoRSS-enabled client. GeoRSS is detailed at www.georss.org.

Robert Frances Group Joins OGC® to Advance Location Into Business

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2007-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2007 - Robert Frances Group (RFG), an international Information Technology consulting and research group and the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of geospatial technologies in business. The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable organizations to better leverage and benefit from location information.

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Takes Strategic Membership in the OGC®

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2008-01-29
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Wayland, MA, January 29, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org) announced that Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has increased its level of membership in the OGC to become a Strategic Member. Strategic Membership is the highest level of membership in the OGC. Strategic Members provide significant resources to support OGC objectives in the form of funding for program initiatives and staff resources inserted into the OGC process.

The OGC(R) Announces Successful OWS-6 Testbed Kick-off Event

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2008-11-10
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November 10, 2008, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) completed a successful kick-off meeting October 14-17 for the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities.

The organizations sponsoring OWS-6 seek to develop and improve on the open standards for their interoperability requirements.  The content of the OWS-6 initiative is organized around the following threads:

OGC Announces June 9 Asia-Pacific Webinar Demo of OWS-6 Interoperability Testbed Results

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2009-05-27
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Wayland, Mass., May 27, 2009. On Tuesday, June 9, 2009, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) will conduct a free webinar demonstrating results from the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) testbed activity. The 2.5 hour webinar will start at: 8:30am in Mumbai, 11am in Perth, noon in Tokyo, 1pm in Sydney, 3pm in New Zealand (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=6&day=9&year=2009&hour=13&min=0&sec=0&p1=240).

OGC Hosts Indoor Location and Floor Plan Standards Forum

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2010-01-18
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Wayland, MA, 18 January 2010.On December 8 in Mountain View, California, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) held a special session of the OGC 3DIM (3D Information Management) Domain Working Group to bring together professionals representing standards development organizations and activities working on encoding standards for indoor location and routing, floor plans, and other built environment information. Such standards are needed for applications such as emergency management (EM), outdoor/indoor navigation, and augmented reality.

OGC Seeks Comments on Earth Observation Profile of Sensor Planning Service Standard

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2010-08-17
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17 August, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) members are seeking comments on the "Earth Observation Satellite Tasking Extension for OGC® Sensor Planning Service (SPS)." The SPS configuration proposed in this profile supports the programming of Earth Observation (EO) sensor systems. The candidate standard describes a single SPS configuration that can be supported by many satellite data providers who have existing facilities for managing sensor system programming requests.

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