OGC Press Releases

OGC® Compliance Overview - Guide for Software Acquisition white paper available

Release Date: 
2015-04-20
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20 April 2015. The OGC membership has approved “OGC Compliance Overview - Guide for Software Acquisition” as an official OGC white paper. The document is located here: http://docs.opengeospatial.org/wp/15-002r5/15-002r5.html.

This white paper provides an overview of the OGC compliance process. It describes the benefits of acquiring OGC compliant products, as opposed to products that implement OGC standards but have not been certified as being OGC compliant.

OGC supports American Geographical Society Geography 2050 Fall Symposium

Release Date: 
2015-09-28
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28 September 2015 – The OGC is a partner with the American Geographical Society and the Earth Institute in presenting the American Geographical Society (AGS) Fall Symposium, “Geography 2050: Exploring Our Future in an Urbanized World”. The symposium will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 AM – Friday, November 20, 2015 9:45 PM (Eastern Time). Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the two-day event will take place in the historic Low Library, site of the Pulitzer Prize Award Ceremony, and the Roone Arledge Auditorium.

OGC requests comment on charter for Coordinate Reference System Standards Working Group

Release Date: 
2016-04-21
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21 April 2016. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for an OGC Coordinate Reference System (CRS) Standards Working Group (SWG).

The purpose of the OGC SWG is to revise Abstract Specification Topic 2 - Spatial Referencing by Coordinates to the state of an adopted OGC standard and an identical ISO International Standard. This will be achieved by processing comments received during the public comment period and ensuring that the standard is consistent with OGC business plans.

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.

OGC Announces New Local, State and Provincial Membership Levels

Release Date: 
2002-12-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that it is offering new classes of associate membership for local, state and provincial governments. Government Agency State/Province and Government Agency Local/Other Associate Members are granted non-voting membership in OGC's Technical Committee and have access to all written and electronic Technical Committee communication. Membership benefits include the ability to participate in Technical Committee working groups and subcommittees as well as in OGC Interoperability Initiatives.

Questerra Joins OGC as Strategic Member

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2003-06-27
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Wayland, MA, June 27, 2003 - Questerra, a wholly owned subsidiary of MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), and the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) have announced that Questerra has become a Strategic Member of the OGC. As a leading provider of Web-based spatial visualization and analysis solutions for industry and government, Questerra has a strong interest in playing a leadership role in the development, promotion and implementation of OGC's OpenGIS(R) Specifications for interoperability interfaces.

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference to be held in Cairo

Release Date: 
2004-08-25
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August 25, 2004, Reston, VA: "From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics" is the title of the 8th GSDI Conference to be held 16-21 April 2005 in Cairo, Egypt. "The role of spatial data and spatial data infrastructures in an information society" is a major theme. The GSDI Association (Global Spatial Data Infrastructure) http://www.gsdi.org/ will hold this conference in conjunction with the Federation of International Surveyors (FIG) .

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