OGC Press Releases

The OGC requests comments on proposed working group to develop Earth Observation extension to OpenSearch

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2013-07-17
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17 July 2013. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the charter [ available at: http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/54744 ] for a proposed OGC Standards Working Group (SWG). The new SWG will revise the Earth Observation Metadata profile of Observations & Measurements, an existing OGC standard for documenting Earth Observation (EO) product metadata.

The OGC calls for participation in a CityGML Data Quality Interoperability Experiment

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2014-06-24
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Contact: info [at] opengeospatial.org

24 June 2014. The OGC calls for participation in an interoperability experiment to define data quality requirements for virtual 3D city models encoded in CityGML.

CityGML has been widely adopted and is used throughout the world as a data model and exchange format for virtual 3D city and landscape models. An increasing range of applications has raised the demand for high quality 3D data.

Trimble becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2014-12-01
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1 December 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Trimble has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Trimble will participate in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment. As a member of the Planning Committee, Trimble will participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and for nominations to the Board of Directors.

OGC® announces new deadline for submissions to participate in Major Interoperability Testbed (Testbed 12)

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2015-11-16
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16 November 2015 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that there will be two separate submission deadlines and kickoff dates for “threads” of the OGC Testbed 12 Interoperability Testbed. Responses to the OGC Testbed 12 Aviation thread must still be received before 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 20 November 2015. Responses to the other six threads, however, are now due before 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 11 December 2015.

New Open Technology For Maps On The Web

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1999-08-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 24, 1999: Maps and map queries will become a much more important part of the Web thanks to two key interoperability standards passed by members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) on August 13 in Southampton, England. The standards will make it much easier for businesses, citizens, and governments to find, view, pan, zoom, overlay, and query geographical images and maps on the Worldwide Web.

Major Implementation of Geospatial Fusion Services Demonstrated

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2001-06-26
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 26, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces the successful demonstration of an operational geospatial fusion implementation at In-Q-Tel by an international vendor team. Geospatial fusion refers to the ability of interoperable technologies to integrate text with geoprocessing and web based services. For this demonstration, In-Q-Tel funded the integration of commercial component software, with integration made possible by candidate OpenGIS interfaces developed last year in OGC's Geospatial Fusion Services Testbed (GFST).

OGC To Support I-TEAM Initiative With Technology Assistance Group

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2002-04-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Group (TAG) that will support the efforts of I-Teams nationwide. I-Teams are state, regional, or thematic information consortia formed to plan and co-invest in current, standards-based spatial data. I-Teams, which include both public and private sector partners, are creating business plans to drive partnerships, policy, financial plans and processes necessary to realize these goals.

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