December 07, 2007 -- Washington, DC - COMCARE Emergency Response Alliance, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) jointly announced they will conduct a Core Services Initiative to significantly improve interoperable, inter-organizational communications and information sharing for emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, MA, September 10, 2008.
April 22, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) announces the formation of Domain Working Groups (DWG) for Hydrology (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/hydrologydwg ) and Meteorology (http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/meteodwg ).
Wayland, MA, October 14, 2009. The GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2 (AIP-2) has been completed with leadership by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®). The AIP-2 Pilot activity, which began in September 2008, is a project of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) AR-09-01b Task Team. OGC's activities in AIP-2 were sponsored in part by the USGS, ERDAS, Northrop Grumman and the European Space Agency. AIP-1 demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions.
Wayland, MA, July 1, 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org ) announced that the GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan (GIS.FCU) has become a Principal Member of the OGC.
Principal Members evaluate and provide guidance on market direction and Consortium focus, and have oversight over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee (PC).
7 April 2011 – The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has announced a Call for Participation (CFP) in the 4th phase of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-4). The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) provides leadership in AIP-4 and invites OGC members and other organizations to respond to the CFP. The CFP document is available at: http://earthobservations.org/geoss_call_aip.shtml.
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.
6 March 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that Dr. Jinsoo You has become the first Director of Asian Services for the OGC.
2 November 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML) 2.0 Encoding Standard.
30 May 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public input on the draft charter of a proposed Standards Working Group (SWG) that will develop a candidate POI (Point of Interest) encoding standard for possible adoption by the OGC membership as an OGC Standard.