OGC Press Releases

OGC calls for public comment on candidate standard for encoding coverages in JPEG2000

Release Date: 
2014-07-21
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21 July 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership seeks public comment on the candidate OGC GML Application Schema - Coverages – JPEG2000 Coverage Encoding Extension (abbreviated as “GMLCOV for JPEG2000”). This candidate standard can be downloaded from http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/123

OGC requests comment on LandInfra Conceptual Model

Release Date: 
2015-01-22
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22 January 2015 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) membership has issued a Request for Comments on the OGC LandInfra Conceptual Model.

This document, the first public draft of the OGC's proposed UML conceptual model for land parcels and the built environment, communicates the proposed intent and content of a new candidate OGC standard to be called the OGC InfraGML Encoding Standard. The UML conceptual model establishes a single set of consistent concepts that could be implemented in GML (as InfraGML) or in other encoding mechanisms.

OGC announces standard that makes complex environmental data easier to use in GIS

Release Date: 
2015-12-15
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15 December 2015 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML Coverage Application Schema, an extension to the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard.

The OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard has emerged as a widely used and well supported data model and encoding for domains such as atmospheric science, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, and hydrology. It supports multi-dimensional data representing space and time-varying phenomena.

Open GIS Consortium, Inc Announces OpenGIS Guide, 9-May-96

Release Date: 
1996-05-09
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA May 9, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the "OpenGIS(TM) Guide: An Introduction to Interoperable Geoprocessing, Part 1 of the Open Geodata Interoperability Specification (OGIS)" was recently completed and is now available to the public. This 134 page book, compiled from the submitted proposals and minutes of OGC Technical Committee meetings over the last eighteen months, and edited by Kurt Buehler and Lance McKee, provides a detailed description of the rationale and technical content of OGIS.

Jeff Harrison Joins OGC Staff

Release Date: 
2000-08-21
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August 21, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Jeffrey G. Harrison joined OGC's staff in August as an Interoperability Program Specialist. As Project Manager for OGC Interoperability Initiatives, he plans projects, manages schedules, and coordinates sponsors and participants in testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion projects. Mr.

OGC and GITA to Join Forces on Geospatial Interoperability

Release Date: 
2001-10-05
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 5, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), Aurora, Colorado, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at working together to accomplish common objectives. In particular the two organizations commit to work together to create a program of jointly supported educational and market development activities designed to benefit the members of both organizations and the geospatial community as a whole.

Federal Geographic Data Committee Chooses OGC Strategic Membership

Release Date: 
2002-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 04, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the US Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has raised its membership level from Principal Member to Strategic Member. This action will further the organization's collaborative efforts to realize the vision of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI): To make geospatial data readily available locally, nationally, and globally to contribute to economic growth, environmental quality, stability, and social progress.

Ron Fresne Joins OGC as Initiatives Manager

Release Date: 
2003-01-21
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Wayland, MA, January 21, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Ron Fresne has joined OGC's staff as Interoperability Initiatives Manager. Working with teams of technologists from agencies, companies, and universities around the world, he will have overall responsibility for ensuring the successful execution of OGC Interoperability Initiatives, which include testbeds, pilot projects, feasibility studies and other activities.

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