26 July 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) 3D Information Management (3DIM) Working Group is hosting a second 3D Summit focused on the current impact and future opportunities for open standards to better enable 3D geospatial practices. The summit will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado in conjunction with the OGC Technical Committee Meeting.
OGC Press Releases
23 January 2012, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that PIXIA Corporation has raised their OGC membership level to Principal Member. PIXIA has been an active member in the OGC since 2006, contributing to progress in several OGC Technical Committee working groups.
24 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the Enhanced Data Model Extension to the OGC Network Common Data Form (netCDF) Core Encoding Standard. The Enhanced Data Model Extension, along with the Core Encoding Standard, the netCDF Binary Encoding Extension Standard - netCDF Classic, and the 64-bit Offset Format (adopted as official OGC standards in April 2011) are available for free download at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/netcdf.
25 March 2013 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the establishment of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Forum during the 84th Technical and Planning Committee meetings held in March 2013 in Abu Dhabi last week, hosted by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of the Interior.
4 November 2013 – At the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Technical Committee plenary meeting on 26 September, the Technical Committee approved the charter for a new OGC Health Domain Working Group (DWG). The charter is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/healthdwg.
20 May 2014 – AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe) and COBWEB (Citizen OBservatory WEB, an EU FP7 Project) invite public participation in a special workshop on crowdsourced data and the environment. The AGILE & COBWEB Workshop - "Citizen Science, Quality and Standards" will be held June 3, 2014 in Castellón, Spain in conjunction with the AGILE 2014 conference.
13 October 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Ingo Simonis to the position of Director, Interoperability Programs and Science. As Director, Interoperability Programs and Science, Simonis, who is based in Germany, will work with OGC members to plan, manage, and develop architectures for OGC interoperability initiatives such as testbeds, pilots, and interoperability experiments.
9 March 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has approved the OGC® Information Technology Standards for Sustainable Development white paper. This important document for environmental science, business and policy is available free at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/60920.
31 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for public participation in its newly-established Point Cloud Domain Working Group (Point Cloud DWG). The purpose of the Point Cloud DWG is to assess the current state of standards and best practices in the management of point cloud data and to guide OGC activities in working with or developing standards for point cloud data interoperability, discovery, and dissemination.
1 April 2016. ASTM International and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) will collaborate on developing and disseminating standards, best practices, and other tools that support the growing geospatial industry.
The organizations plan to work together in areas such as data acquisition and dissemination, location-based services, and unmanned (autonomous) navigation.