OGC Press Releases

The Open Geospatial Consortium and the Small Cell Forum Co-Operate to Develop Support for Indoor Location Based Services

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2014-01-30
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30th January 2014. The Small Cell Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports small cell deployment worldwide, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a standards consortium working to make spatial information an integral part of the global information infrastructure, today announced that the two bodies have signed a liaison agreement with an initial focus on developing support for location based services within mobile networks based on small cells. Small cells can be used to support

The Open Geospatial Consortium and TM Forum agree to jointly address location information issues in the telecommunications industry

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2013-10-23
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23 October 2013. TM Forum and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently signed a liaison agreement to provide value for the members of each organization by connecting the OGC’s location standards framework and industry consensus process to TM Forum’s core competency programs, vertical industry initiatives, and Frameworx standards and best practices, which have been adopted by four out of five global service providers.

The Open Geospatial Consortium's Web Map Service (WMS) Approved as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard

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2005-12-09
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Wayland, Mass., December 8, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC®) through its work with ISO announces that its OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification is now available as ISO 19128, a standard titled "IS 19128:2005 Geographic information - Web map server interface." http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=3... The OGC version of this standard is being prepared and will be posted to the OGC website soon.

The SI Organization, Inc. becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2013-02-28
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28 February 2013.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level. 

The SI delivers integrated geospatial data, innovative products and mission solutions to global markets.

Trevor Taylor joins the OGC as Director, Services for the Americas

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2012-09-04
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Trevor Taylor joins the OGC as Director, Services for the Americas

4 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has appointed Trevor Taylor to the position of Director, Services for the Americas.

"The OGC community is indeed fortunate to have Trevor Taylor now on our staff," said Jeff Burnett, Vice President Operations and Finance, OGC. "As a member representative, he was a tremendous contributor, and now he will be working full time to ensure that all of our members in the Americas get the most out of their membership."

Trimble becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2014-12-01
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1 December 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Trimble has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Trimble will participate in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment. As a member of the Planning Committee, Trimble will participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and for nominations to the Board of Directors.

Twenty-nine Sponsors and Participants Tackle Interoperable Location Services in OGC Testbed

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2001-09-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 7, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) along with Sponsors Hutchison 3G UK, Sun Microsystems, Oracle with Webraska, ESRI with SignalSoft, and In-Q-Tel, as well as 22 other participant organizations will work together in the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Testbed. This testbed aims to develop an Open Location Services Platform with fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location-based solutions to interoperate between infrastructure platforms and wireless devices.

Twenty-one Participants Join Sponsors to Kick off OGC Web Services 1.2 Initiative

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2002-08-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) kicked off the second threadset of its Web Services Initiative Phase 1 (OWS-1.2) recently with a four day meeting in Herndon, Virginia. OWS is long-term project that aims to advance interoperable geospatial and imagery web services technology, support development of a multi-vendor portable demonstration, and feed requirements and recommendations into OGC's OpenGIS Specification process.

U.A.E Ministry of Interior/Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security Joins the OGC as a Principal Member

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2012-03-26
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26 March 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the U.A.E. Ministry of the Interior, represented by Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security, has become a Principal Member of the OGC to chair a new, planned international OGC Law Enforcement and Public Safety Working Group.

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