OGC Press Releases

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.

United Nations Geographic Information Working Group becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2012-05-23
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23 May 2012, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) has taken Principal level membership.
 
The UNGIWG addresses topics related to geospatial information sharing and quality of location information. The group is working across the United Nations to improve the efficient use of geographic information for better decision-making, to promote standards and norms for maps and other geospatial and location information and to provide a

US Army Corps of Engineers Receives OGC Vision Award

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2003-01-31
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Wayland, MA, February 12, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently presented the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with the first annual OGC Vision Award. Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commanding General of the USACE, accepted the award. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution the USACE has made to the organization and growth of OGC, an international public/private partnership working to make geographic information and services openly accessible across multiple platforms and devices.

Vendors Bring Expertise to Standards-based Watershed Portal

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2006-08-31
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Wayland, MA, August 31, 2006 - The Commonwealth of Kentucky, with facilitation by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC), has selected three vendors to build the technology framework for the Kentucky Watershed Modeling Information Portal (KWMIP) Pilot Project (http://kwmip.ky.gov). Each vendor will contribute key technology for the interoperable OGC standards-based solution aimed at streamlining data collection and other steps needed for watershed modeling.

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.

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

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2015-01-06
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6 January 2015 — The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things, and many other applications.

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