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 Press Releases
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.
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.
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.
01 February 2016 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC® Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra).