OGC Press Releases

OGC Approves Major Specifications for GeoSpatial Web Services

Release Date: 
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

Release Date: 
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

Release Date: 
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

Release Date: 
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.

OGC(R) Announces OGC Interoperability Day, March 28 in St. Louis

Release Date: 
2008-02-28
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Wayland, Massachusetts, February 28, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces OGC Interoperability Day, an all-day event to be held on March 28 at the Westin St. Louis Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The demonstration will showcase results from the OGC Web Services 5 (OWS-5) Testbed. OGC Interoperability Day is sponsored by the OGC, Northrop Grumman and the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

OGC Announces June 10 Webinar Demo of OWS-6 Interoperability Testbed Results

Release Date: 
2009-05-26
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Wayland, Mass., May 26, 2009. On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT (15:00-17:00 UTC), the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) will conduct a free webinar demonstrating results from the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) testbed activity. To register for this webinar go to: http://portal.opengeospatial.org/public_ogc/register/090610_ows6_webinar.php.

OGC seeks input on next version of CityGML

Release Date: 
2010-01-06
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Wayland, Mass., 6 January 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is seeking broad input on enhancements and changes for a revision of the OGC City Geography Markup Language (CityGML) Encoding Standard (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/citygml). CityGML is an open information model and XML-based encoding for the representation, storage, and exchange of virtual 3D city models.

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