OGC Press Releases

Best practice makes perfect with Open Geospatial Standards

Release Date: 
2007-01-08
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British Geological Survey Offices, Nottingham, UK - Following the recent successful UK Geospatial Mash-Up meeting, the Association For Geographic Information (AGI), The British Computer Society (BCS) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have teamed up again to promote and discuss the 'business case' for using open geospatial standards.

The OGC Seeks Comment on OGC Candidate KML 2.2 Standard

Release Date: 
2007-12-04
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December 4, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on a draft OpenGIS® Encoding Standard (OGC KML) for KML 2.2, a XML-based encoding schema for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on existing or future web-based online maps (2d) and Earth browsers (3d).

The draft OGC KML 2.2 standard formalizes the KML 2.2 model and language while remaining backwards compatible with existing KML 2.2 files. In comparison with the Google KML 2.2 Reference, the draft standard defines:

The OGC® Announces Call for Participation in OWS-6 Testbed

Release Date: 
2008-07-21
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July 21, 2007, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium
(OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP will available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/50 after 18:30 EDT, July 21.

10 More Days to Register for OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit!

Release Date: 
2009-09-24
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September 24, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) has a limited number of registrations available for the Spatial Law and Policy Summit that will be held at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from government and the private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to geospatial technology are invited to register and attend.

The OGC Seeks Participants for Surface Water Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2010-05-13
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Wayland, Massachusetts, May 13, 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will launch a Hydrology Surface Water Interoperability Experiment (IE) on 15 June, 2010. The OGC is requesting participation by organizations that are interested in sharing surface water data.

The Surface Water IE will advance the development of WaterML 2.0 and test its use with various OGC service standards. The IE will also contribute to the development of a hydrology domain feature model and vocabularies, which are essential for interoperability within the hydrology domain.

OGC Announces Smart Grid Location Standards Ad Hoc Meeting

Release Date: 
2012-02-20
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 20 February 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites Smart Grid professionals to a Smart Grid Location Standards Meeting to be held on March 20 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the OGC Technical Committee Meeting in Austin, Texas, USA. This meeting is sponsored/hosted by the OGC, in cooperation with the University of Texas at Austin.

Denise McKenzie Joins OGC as Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

Release Date: 
2012-10-29
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29 October 2012

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Denise McKenzie as Executive Director, Marketing and Communications. Working with OGC staff, board, membership and partner organizations, Denise will be responsible for the planning and execution of marketing, communications and education programs to raise awareness and increase application of OGC standards by technology providers and users worldwide. 

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