OGC Press Releases

OGC seeks public comment on CDB Candidate Standard

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2016-04-12
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This OGC Candidate Standard specifies an open format and encoding for the storage, access and modification of a representation of the natural and built environment for simulation applications. CDB defines the data representation, organization and storage structure of a worldwide synthetic representation of the earth as well as the conventions necessary to support all of the subsystems of full-mission simulators and networks of heterogeneous simulators.

ORACLE Passes First OpenGIS Conformance Test

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1999-05-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 10, 1999: The OpenGIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Oracle is one of the first companies to pass conformance tests for OGC's OpenGIS Simple Features Specification for SQL. The tests prove whether or not a geospatial information system software product conforms to the OpenGIS Implementation Specifications that OGC has created through its industry consensus process. (See http://www.opengeospatial.org/testing for details of the conformance tests.)

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Conformance Testing Initiative

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2002-03-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 20, 2002. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for the OGC Conformance Testing and Interoperability Evaluation (CTIE) Initiative. Set to commence in April 2002, CTIE will enable geospatial technology developers to test and validate product conformance to OGC's Web-based OpenGIS® Specifications. The CTIE Initiative will improve the industry's ability to assess the interoperability of Standards-based Commercial Off The Shelf (SCOTS) products that implement OpenGIS Specifications.

OGC Approves Major Specifications for GeoSpatial Web Services

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2002-09-27
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Wayland, MA, September 27, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that three new OpenGIS® Specifications were approved at the recent meeting in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The Web Feature Service Interface Specification (WFS), the Filter Encoding Implementation Specification and the Style Layer Descriptor (SLD) Implementation Specification are significant contributions to the Spatial Web - moving the global community closer to the OGC vision of ubiquitous geospatial integration on the Web, regardless of hardware platform, device or software.

OGC Issues Request for Technology for Web Services Initiative

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2003-04-30
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 30, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites responses to a Request for Technology (RFT) in support of an OGC Interoperability Initiative called the "OGC Web Services Initiative Phase 2." Responses are due by May 30, 2003. The RFT document is available for download at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/ows2/documents.htm .

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference held in Cairo

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2005-04-29
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April 29, 2005, Boston, MA - ''Spatial Data in an Information Societ'' was a primary theme of the 8th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Conference held 16-21 April 2005 in Cairo, Egypt. The conference attracted over 1000 registrants from 80 different countries. Scientists, engineers, GIS and GPS specialists, land administrators and surveying practitioners participated in 51 technical sessions, several workshops, and five plenary sessions with over 400 papers presented.

The OGC Announces New Automated Compliance Tests

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2007-06-26
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June 26, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) membership has adopted new test suites, test scripts and reference implementations for OpenGIS(R) Specifications. A new TEAM Engine (Test, Evaluation, And Measurement Engine) and Compliance Test Language were adopted as the OGC's official new compliance testing platform.

These new free tests and testing software enable technology providers to confirm that their products are compliant with OpenGIS standards. Providers can then submit products for certification.

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