OGC Press Releases

OGC Prototyping US Government's Open Platform "GeoSpatial One-Stop Portal"

Release Date: 
2003-04-22
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April 22, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced today that work on the Geospatial One Stop Portal architecture and prototype is well underway by OGC member companies. As of this date, the following companies are actively participating or have agreed to provide technology: Compusult, CubeWerx, Galdos Systems, SAIC, Autodesk, Intergraph, PCI Geomatics, Sapient Technology, Questerra, Oracle and Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC.

OGC Invites Participation in Web Services Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2004-05-25
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Wayland, MA, May 25, 2004 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) invites participation in an "Interoperability Experiment" that will result in a proposed XML schema for encoding OGC Web Services Context documents (OWS Context). Cadcorp, DM Solutions, GeoConnections/Natural Resources Canada, and IONIC Software have initiated the "OGC Web Services Context Document Schema Interoperability Experiment".

OGC to Begin Geospatial Semantic Web Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2005-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Review Board has approved the launch of the Geospatial Semantic Web (GSW) Interoperability Experiment (IE). The Interoperability Experiment will take several important steps towards the development of the Geospatial Semantic Web, where discovery, query, and consumption of geospatial content are based on formal semantic specification. The GSW will enable the meaning of geographic queries to be easily shared among different software systems and online services.

Building Information Models (BIM) Demonstrated in OGC Testbed

Release Date: 
2007-06-26
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Wayland, MA, June 26, 2007 - On March 13, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Facility Information Council released the first version of the National Building Information Modeling StandardTM (NBIMS) [http://www.facilityinformationcouncil.org/bim/story_031307.php] for a two month industry review period. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

OGC Standards Are the “Bedrock” of Global Geology Mapping Project

Release Date: 
2008-10-28
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Wayland, Mass., October 28, 2008 - Standards developed by the members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) play a key role in OneGeology (www.onegeology.org ), a global project to produce the first digital geological map of the world. OneGeology is supported by UNESCO and six other international umbrella bodies. It is the flagship project for the UN International Year of Planet Earth 2008.

European Agencies Use OGC Standards in Meteorology

Release Date: 
2010-01-05
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Wayland, MA. 5 Janaury 2010. Meteo- France, the UK Met Office, and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) recently held the 2nd Workshop on, The Use of GIS/OGC Standards in Meteorology at the Conference International Centre at Meteo-France, Toulouse, France, from 23-25 November 2009. See http://www.meteo.fr/cic/meetings/gis-ogc/ for details.

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