OGC Press Releases

OGC invites research papers for OGC Academic Summit 2014 and ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI)

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2014-03-04
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OGC PRESS RELEASE

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4 March 2014 - The  Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Academic Summit 2014 will be held 15-16 September 2014 at the  University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada as part of the September OGC Technical Committee Meeting.

OGC’s final call for sponsors of major location information interoperability testbed

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2014-07-10
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10 July 2014. For more than a decade the OGC Interoperability Program has used an agile testbed-based development process to deliver open standards for communicating spatial information of all kinds.  The OGC is now planning OGC Testbed 11. You are invited to bring your organization’s spatial information communication requirements to this innovative process for making “where” data move easily through workflows.

OGC requests scenarios for Crisis Management ICT Workshop

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2015-01-21
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21 January 2015 - The OGC and Fraunhofer IOSB have organized the Geospatial ICT Support for Crisis Management and Response workshop at ISCRAM 2015. The workshop organizers invite participation and they invite participants to submit crisis scenario descriptions. These will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of existing international geospatial data encoding and service standards.

OGC requests comment on draft charter for Hydrologic Features Standards Working Group

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2015-06-23
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23 June 2015. Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the draft charter for an OGC Hydrologic Features (HY_Features) Standards Working Group (SWG). The purpose of the proposed SWG is to progress the HY_Features hydrologic feature model to the state of an adopted OGC standard for a common and stable identification and referencing of hydrologic features.

W3C and OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group publishes First Public Working Draft of its Best Practices

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2016-01-19
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19 January 2016 – The W3C and OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of its Best Practices document for Spatial Data on the Web. This is a concerted attempt to bring together techniques used by the geospatial industry and Web technologists, especially those making use of Linked Data techniques. Typical use cases include environmental and cartographic data, transport and administrative data. Although clearly a lot remains to be done, the editors seek to illustrate the full scope of the best practices.

Microsoft Joins Open GIS Consortium

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1997-01-02
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA January 2, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) has become a Principal Member of the consortium. As a Principal Member, Microsoft has a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs.

OGC Launches the Open Location Services Initiative

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2001-02-01
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Arlington, VA, February 1, 2001 Open GIS Consortium (OGC) held a Sponsors meeting January 30 to announce the launch of the first test bed of the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Initiative. IT and wireless industry leaders Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Webraska, Yeoman, Intergraph, ESRI, CTIA, In-Q-Tel, MapInfo, Autodesk, Siemens and Hutchison 3G participated. The meeting was held to confirm sponsorship interest in the OpenLS® Initiative and to solicit feedback regarding the next steps, including the upcoming release of the Request for Quotation document and the first test bed.

OGC Requests Input to Build Directory of Interoperable Products

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2001-11-07
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Wayland, MA, USA, November 7, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces the development of an authoritative index of software products that implement OpenGIS® Interface Specifications. OGC requests the assistance of technology developers worldwide to help establish a directory that will be the ultimate source of information about software products and services that use OGC's interoperability specifications. The public directory will be the "go to" website for those looking for interoperable solutions, including software vendors, system integrators, and end-users.

OGC Seeks Interested Parties for Geospatial One-Stop Transportation Pilot Activity

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2002-07-01
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Wayland, MA, July 8, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites expressions of interest from industry organizations to participate in a Model Advisory Team (MAT) regarding a nationwide Transportation Framework Data Content Standard. This Roads MAT will develop data content standards and an associated Abstract Feature Model in Unified Modeling Language (UML), which will support the exchange of mapping information about roads between cooperating organizations and communities.

OGC Members Bring Interoperability To Key GIS Events in March

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2003-02-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, February 25, 2003 - Today's technologies cannot exist in a vacuum. Government, business, academia and the public demand technologies that work together - allowing us to communicate and share information more effectively. Members of the Open GIS Consortium are prepared to show how that can happen using OpenGIS Interface Specifications at the 26th Annual GITA Conference in San Antonio Texas, March 3-6 and the GeoTec Event in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 16-19.

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