OGC Press Releases

The OGC Forms Moving Features Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2013-02-19
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19 February 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of the Moving Features Standards Working Group (Moving Features SWG). "Moving features" data describes such things as vehicles, pedestrians, airplanes and ships.
 
This group is chartered to develop a candidate Moving Features standard from the discussion paper (OGC 12-117r1, OGC Standard for Moving Features; Requirements), which summarizes the requirements and basic idea of an encoding standard for moving

OGC and USGIF invite public to see how open standards integrate geospatial services with Modeling and Simulation

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2013-09-26
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26 September 2013 – Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Working Group invite the public to attend a demonstration of new developments in technology and capability to rapidly discover, transform, and stream geospatial data from Internet sources into Modeling and Simulation applications using open standards.  

The demonstration activities, part of the October 13-16 GEOINT 2013 Symposium, will be held in Room 24 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on 16 October.

OGC calls for participation in USGS Interoperability Assessment Virtual Exercise

Release Date: 
2014-05-01
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1 May 2014. USGS data services get over 1 million hits per day. These data are used by a range of communities including governments at state, county, and city levels for a variety of purposes (science, decision-support, etc). As such, there is an increasing desire to determine whether the USGS data services are fully compliant with relevant OGC standards, and if there are opportunities to improve how the data is being served to the different communities.

OGC publishes Testbed 10 Open Mobility location standards Engineering Reports

Release Date: 
2014-08-07
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19 public Engineering Reports resulted from the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC®) OGC Testbed 10, the most recent in the OGC's yearly series of major geospatial interoperability testbeds. Six of these reports focused on Open Mobility, that is, on mobile users' needs to create, access and share diverse types of location information maintained in diverse Web resources.

GEO Announces Call for Participation in 8th GEOSS Pilot with OGC Leadership

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2015-01-30
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30 January 2015 – The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 8th phase of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-8). AIP-8 aims to increase the use of GEOSS resources by end-users. An end-user might be, for example, a farmer in a developing nation whose cell phone app accesses an online service that supplies planting advice and market forecasts based on sophisticated processing of data acquired by satellites, local Internet-connected sensors, and social networks.

OGC seeks sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

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2015-07-22
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22 July, 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved quality of life, civic initiatives and resilience.

Open GIS Consortium Announces Six New Members

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1997-04-08
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA April 8, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that six organizations became members in February and March of 1997, bringing OGC's total membership to 94. OGC coordinates development of the OpenGIS Specification for common interfaces and services that support access to diverse geographic data and geoprocessing resources in networked computing environments.

OGC GML 2 On the Way to Adoption

Release Date: 
2001-03-08
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Wayland, MA, USA, February 27, 2001: The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) jointly announced recently that James Stephens of LMC has been named as Deputy Program Manager for OGC's Interoperability Program. Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems (M&DS) will fund Stephens' assignment as part of LMC's strategic membership in OGC.

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