Wayland, MA, April 9, 2006. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued calls for sponsors of two interoperability initiatives: the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) Testbed, and the OGC Pilot in support of GEOSS. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with standards bodies having technology relevant to the two initiatives.
OGC Press Releases
January 30, 2009, Wayland, Mass. - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is requesting comments on the candidate standard OpenGIS(R) GeoLinking Service (GLS) Interface.
Wayland, Mass., July 23, 2009 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has implemented OGC’s geospatial interoperability standards in interfaces and encodings that are essential parts of the Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility (HMA) initiative. HMA is ESA's interoperability framework for coordinated data discovery and access set up in collaboration with the European and Canadian Space Agencies of the GSCB. HMA will be exploited within the Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security activity (GMES) to ensure interoperability among some 40 different Earth Observation satellite missions.
Wayland, Mass., 15 March 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) seeks public comment on the draft OGC Web Coverage Services (WCS) Interface Standard Version 2.0. The OGC WCS standard supports electronic retrieval of geospatial data as "coverages" - that is, digital geospatial information representing space/time-varying phenomena such as satellite imagery or digital elevation models. The WCS 2.0 draft has several significant enhancements over previous versions.
November 01, 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Standard Version 2.0. The SOS candidate interface standard is designed to provide access to sensor observations, sensor descriptions, and digital representations of observed features in an interoperable and standardized way. Further, the SOS 2.0 candidate standard provides means to insert new sensor descriptions or observations.
24 June 2011 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that OGC staff and members will be involved in three workshops at the INSPIRE Conference 2011.
20 January 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC IndoorGML Standard. The OGC members invite the public to comment on the SWG charter (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=47562 ) and will consider comments received before 10 February 2012.
20 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 1: Time Series Encoding Standard as an official OGC standard.
OGC WaterML 2.0 is an important new XML-based international standard for encoding and exchanging data describing the state and location of water resources, both above and below the ground surface. WaterML 2.0 Time Series supports encoding of hydrological and hydrogeological observation data in exchange scenarios such as:
22 March 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that it will demonstrate the results of the OGC Climate-Hydrologic Information Sharing Pilot, Phase 1 (CHISP-1) at a webinar to be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The public is invited to register for the webinar.
31 October 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate OGC standard, "OGC I15 (ISO19115 Metadata) Extension Package of the OGC Catalogue Services 2.0 (CS-W) ebRIM Profile."
The OGC Catalogue Services Standard establishes a general framework for implementing catalogue services used for publishing and discovering geospatial data and geoprocessing services.