OGC Press Releases
Wayland, MA, December 17, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) processes contributed to the interoperability achievements announced in the "GEOSS Report on Progress 2007" accepted by the Member Nations of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) at their EO Summit in Cape Town on 30 November.
May 6, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts.The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) invites participation in an OGC Geospatial Rights Management (GeoRM) Summit to be held June 22, 2009 at the Stata Center at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Wayland, MA, November 20, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will launch a Hydrology Interoperability Experiment (HDWG_IE1) on December 8, 2009. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in developing standard ways of discovering, sharing and interpreting groundwater data using OGC Web Services (OWS) interface and encoding standards.
27 July 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) will develop conforming documentation for key OGC standards and geospatial open source application descriptions. Both sets of documentation will be available online and on the OSGeo-Live DVD, to be released at the international conference for Free and Open Source Software, FOSS4G, in September 2010 in Barcelona, Spain (http://2010.foss4g.org).
April 20, 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has approved the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) Interface standard as an International Standard. This approval was the result of joint activity in the ISO Technical Committee: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics.
18 October 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) will co-host a "2011 OGC Korea Interoperability Day" event on 27 October 2011 in Seoul.
5 July 2012 - To support compliance testing, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests reference implementations for client software that implements the OGC Web Map Service (WMS) 1.3 Interface Standard. Development and testing of WMS 1.3 Reference Implementations will be coordinated and managed as part of the Compliance and Interoperability Testing & Evaluation (CITE) Thread in this year's major OGC Web Services Testbed Initiative (OWS-9). Funding is available to selected participants.