OGC Press Releases

OGC calls for participation in USGS Interoperability Assessment Virtual Exercise

Release Date: 
2014-05-01
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1 May 2014. USGS data services get over 1 million hits per day. These data are used by a range of communities including governments at state, county, and city levels for a variety of purposes (science, decision-support, etc). As such, there is an increasing desire to determine whether the USGS data services are fully compliant with relevant OGC standards, and if there are opportunities to improve how the data is being served to the different communities.

OGC publishes Testbed 10 Open Mobility location standards Engineering Reports

Release Date: 
2014-08-07
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19 public Engineering Reports resulted from the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC®) OGC Testbed 10, the most recent in the OGC's yearly series of major geospatial interoperability testbeds. Six of these reports focused on Open Mobility, that is, on mobile users' needs to create, access and share diverse types of location information maintained in diverse Web resources.

GEO Announces Call for Participation in 8th GEOSS Pilot with OGC Leadership

Release Date: 
2015-01-30
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30 January 2015 – The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 8th phase of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-8). AIP-8 aims to increase the use of GEOSS resources by end-users. An end-user might be, for example, a farmer in a developing nation whose cell phone app accesses an online service that supplies planting advice and market forecasts based on sophisticated processing of data acquired by satellites, local Internet-connected sensors, and social networks.

OGC seeks sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

Release Date: 
2015-07-22
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22 July, 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved quality of life, civic initiatives and resilience.

Successful OGC Demonstration Launches FEMA Hazard Mapping Framework

Release Date: 
2002-06-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) working with OGC and industry partners, has developed and made operational a technology framework for the sharing of geographic data related to natural hazards. OGC's FEMA-sponsored Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 (MMI-1) concluded with a successful demonstration on May 9, 2002 of a standards-based framework for discovery, access, and distribution of multi-hazard map data.

OGC Elects Board of Directors

Release Date: 
2003-02-12
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February 12, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) biennial election of directors has been completed. Eight sitting directors have been re-elected and five new directors have been elected. New directors are nominated by the board and are elected by the OGC Planning Committee, which oversees implementation of OGC's technology development plan in accordance with strategic directions set by the board.

OGC Announces Small Company Commercial Membership

Release Date: 
2004-03-01
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Wayland, MA, March 1, 2004. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced a new membership category, the Small Company Commercial Membership. This membership category is designed to make it easier for small companies to be involved in the OGC standards process. To qualify for the Small Company Commercial Membership, companies must provide OGC with documentation showing that their annual revenue is less than US$500,000. The annual membership fee for Small Company Commercial Membership is US$2,000. The fee for standard Associate Membership, for companies with higher revenues, is US$4,000.

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