OGC Press Releases

The OGC adopts Open Modelling Interface (OpenMI) Standard

Release Date: 
2014-07-01
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1 July 2014 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the Open Modelling Interface Standard Version 2 (OpenMI) as an OGC standard. This standard defines a means by which independently developed computer models of environmental processes, or indeed any processes, can exchange data as they run and hence facilitates the modelling of interacting processes.

OGC requests comment on charter for Point Cloud Domain Working Group

Release Date: 
2015-06-18
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18 June 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for an OGC Point Cloud Domain Working Group (DWG).  

The Point Cloud DWG is being established to address the gap in the OGC standards baseline with regard to interoperability issues related to sharing and processing point cloud data. The group will not create new standards but will provide a collaborative discussion forum to define and understand issues, requirements, use cases or barriers to interoperability that are of concern to the point cloud community.

Bentley Joins the Open GIS Consortium as a Principal Member

Release Date: 
1996-07-29
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Salt Lake City, UT, URISA '96 - July 29, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (Wayland, MA) today announced that Bentley Systems, Inc. (Exton, PA) has joined the Consortium as a principal member. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the development of interoperability standards for the geoprocessing community. As one of three principal members providing geoprocessing software, Bentley will take a lead role in this worldwide effort for transparent sharing of geoprocessing resources.

OpenGIS Standard Enables Automatic Web Map Overlays

Release Date: 
2000-02-11
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Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 11, 2000: At its meeting here today, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) adopted a new web map server interface specification which has extraordinary implications for e-commerce and e-government. It enables automatic overlay, in ordinary web browsers, of map images obtained from multiple dissimilar map servers.

OpenLS Day Participation Fuels OGC Initiative

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2001-08-07
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 8, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) hosted 41 representatives from 35 companies and organizations at a July 31st meeting addressing its upcoming Open Location Services (OpenLS) Initiative. Attendees of the event helped further define the requirements and scope of first activity, a testbed to develop fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location solutions to interoperate.

Carl Katz Joins OGC as Director of Documentation and Knowledge Management

Release Date: 
2002-04-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 19, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Carl Katz has joined the organization as Director of Documentation and Knowledge Management. Mr. Katz brings over 10 years of experience developing and managing corporate knowledge. Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Katz was the Director of Knowledge Management for USPowerSolutions, where he developed programs to improve enterprise collaboration, document management, corporate education, product development, and process adoption. Before USPowerSolutions, Mr.

OGC Announces Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Phase 2 Kickoff

Release Date: 
2003-01-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, January 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Phase 2 of its Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI-2) has begun with a successful kick-off meeting recently. CIPI aims to test the application of interoperable technology to help national, state, provincial, and other local governments, commercial, and non-government organizations better manage emergency situations. The initiative does this by coordinating geospatial data and services to meet critical infrastructure protection needs. The Geography Division of the U.S.

OGC Announces Availability of Online Compliance Testing

Release Date: 
2003-11-07
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Wayland, MA, November 7, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) recently approved two new compliance tests and a series of tools to encourage software developers to validate software products that implement OpenGIS® Specifications. A new website ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/testing ) provides automated testing for Web Map Service 1.1.1 (WMS) and Web Feature Service 1.0 (WFS), a Geography Markup Language (GML) validation tool and links to reference implementations.

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