Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Dr. Nadine Alameh has been appointed as a Director, Interoperability Programs for the Consortium. In her new position, Nadine plans and manages OGC Interoperability Initiatives, which include testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments designed to develop, test and validate specifications in support of developing standards for geospatial information.
OGC Press Releases
25 March 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Open GeoSMS Standard - Core.
The candidate OGC Open GeoSMS Standard allows applications to location enable Short Message Service (SMS). SMS is the text communication service component of phone, web and mobile communication systems. SMS uses standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.
29 July 2011 - The GEOSS Workshop XLIII: Sharing Climate Information and Knowledge will be held 23 September 2011 at NCAR Center Green in Boulder, Colorado. At this daylong meeting, key representatives from industry, academia, and government will provide invited talks focused on issues, tools and techniques now available to improve interdisciplinary discovery and use of climate data, records and modeling results. The workshop will take place a week after the FOSS4G conference in Denver and immediately following the OGC TC meeting in Boulder.
26 March 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the U.A.E. Ministry of the Interior, represented by Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security, has become a Principal Member of the OGC to chair a new, planned international OGC Law Enforcement and Public Safety Working Group.
3 December 2012. The Australian Cooperative Research Center for Spatial Information (CRCSI) has joined forces with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) through the signing of a memorandum of understanding. The relationship with OGC will be especially strong with the CRCSI’s Spatial Infrastructures research program.
“We’ll be using OGC and other open standards in our research to help direct development of the next generation of spatial infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand”, says Dr Geoff West, Science Director of the CRCSI’s Spatial Infrastructures research program.
For Immediate Release
27 June 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced a call for public comment on the OGC WaterML 2.0 – part 2: Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Discussion Paper. This OGC discussion paper can be downloaded from http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/dp.
13 December 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Board of Directors, Staff and 473 public sector and private sector members – government organizations, NGOs, corporations and universities around the world – congratulate Mr. Ebrahim Poorazizi of the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, winner of the inaugural OGC Student App Challenge.
11 June 2014. A new netCDF Standards Working Group (SWG) is being chartered to further extend the existing netCDF standard with extension modules for additional data models, encodings, and conventions. Initiators of the new SWG seek comments from the public on the draft new charter. The comment period closes on 2014-07-11.
18 November 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium joins EUROSDR, AGILE, JRC and ELF in presenting an important technical workshop focused on the geospatial elements of data models.The workshop will be held from 28 January (noon) to 30 January (noon) at the Danish Geodata Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark.
12 May 2015 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a corrigendum to correct minor flaws in the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Encoding Standard. The flaws were identified after publication of Version 1.0 in early 2014. A key reference for Well Known Binary was changed from ISO 13249-3 (which requires a fee to access) to OGC 06-103r4 (which is available free of charge).