OGC Press Releases

OGC requests participation in Point Cloud Domain Working Group

Release Date: 
2015-08-31
Content: 

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.

ASTM International and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) to Jointly Develop Standards and More through MOU

Release Date: 
2016-04-01
Content: 

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.  

Deutsche PhoneSat Joins Geoprocessing Standards Effort

Release Date: 
1998-12-17
Content: 
Wayland, MA, USA, December 17, 1998: Deutsche PhoneSat, a German telecommunications and flight control, remote sensing and GIS company, has become a Principal Member in the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the international standards organization dedicated to interoperable geoprocessing. As a Principal Member, Deutsche PhoneSat will have a seat on OGC's Management Committee and will help shape the consortium's business plan and its OpenGIS(R) Specification plan and schedule.

OGC Begins Military Pilot Project To Test Web Mapping Specifications

Release Date: 
2001-05-15
Content: 
Wayland, MA, May 18, 2001, The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced today the successful launch of its Military Pilot Project Initiative, Phase 1 (MPP-1). MPP-1, which began April 5 and will run through September 2001, has been organized to test and exercise newly developed OGC specifications in a near-operational user environment. At the end of a Pilot, major customers will see real world proof of interoperability between software products from different vendors enabled by interfaces implementing OpenGIS Specifications.

OGC and PCIA Announce Agreement to Co-Promote Open Location Services

Release Date: 
2002-03-12
Content: 
Wayland, MA, USA, March 12, 2002. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), Alexandria, VA, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to advance the interoperability of geospatial information systems in wireless communications.

Autodesk Becomes OGC Principal Plus Member

Release Date: 
2002-09-18
Content: 
Wayland, MA, September 19, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has become the first Principal Plus level OGC member. Autodesk's decision to participate at this new level underscores its commitment to geospatial interoperability, the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) industry, and the OGC. Autodesk has been an OGC member since 1994 and has been involved in several of its programs, including the recent OGC Web Services Initiative.

OGC Releases Request for Comment for Proposed Location Services Specification

Release Date: 
2003-04-21
Content: 
Orleans, France, April 21, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has released the proposed OpenGIS® Location Services (OpenLS™) Implementation Specification for public comment as a Request for Comment (RFC). The RFC defines XML for Location Services, which consists of interfaces for a variety of specific services. Also included in the RFC is a separate document detailing the interface for the Navigation Service Extension.

OGC Announces First Interoperability Experiment Tackling LandXML and GML Interoperability

Release Date: 
2004-05-25
Content: 
Wayland, MA, May 11, 2004 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced that its first Interoperability Experiment (IE) will test a GML 3.0 application schema for encoding LandXML 1.0 documents (LandGML) and will provide a tool to transform LandXML 1.0 documents into LandGML documents. In a second phase, a tool will be developed to transform LandGML documents to LandXML 1.0 documents.

Sensor Web Symposium Set for April 14-15

Release Date: 
2005-03-21
Content: 
Wayland, MA, March 21, 2005 - Professionals interested in sensors are invited to attend "Advancing the Sensor Web," a unique two day event organized by the OGC, the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) SensorNET Program. This, the third OGC Emerging Technology Summit (ETS III), will be held April 14-15, 2005 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

Simon Cox Receives OGC's Gardels Award

Release Date: 
2006-07-19
Content: 
Wayland, MA, USA, July 19, 2006. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) in Edinburgh, Scotland, Simon Cox received OGC's eighth annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

Pages