OGC Press Releases

The OGC Announces New Automated Compliance Tests

Release Date: 
2007-06-26
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June 26, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) membership has adopted new test suites, test scripts and reference implementations for OpenGIS(R) Specifications. A new TEAM Engine (Test, Evaluation, And Measurement Engine) and Compliance Test Language were adopted as the OGC's official new compliance testing platform.

These new free tests and testing software enable technology providers to confirm that their products are compliant with OpenGIS standards. Providers can then submit products for certification.

OGC(R) Announces OGC Interoperability Day, March 28 in St. Louis

Release Date: 
2008-02-28
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Wayland, Massachusetts, February 28, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces OGC Interoperability Day, an all-day event to be held on March 28 at the Westin St. Louis Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The demonstration will showcase results from the OGC Web Services 5 (OWS-5) Testbed. OGC Interoperability Day is sponsored by the OGC, Northrop Grumman and the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

OGC and OSGeo Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Release Date: 
2009-01-07
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Wayland, Mass., January 7, 2009 - In Valencia, Spain, at the December Technical Committee meetings of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the OGC and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate in advancing open geospatial standards (OGC's mission) and open source geospatial software and data (OSGeo's mission).

OGC and bSA Release Report on AEC Interoperability Testbed

Release Date: 
2010-02-17
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Wayland, Mass., 17 February 2010 - The buildingSMART allianceTM (bSa) and the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) have released a new report, "Summary of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner Operator Phase 1 (AECOO-1) Joint Testbed." The report summarizes results of a nine-month effort to increase interoperability among software used by architects, construction companies, cost estimators and building energy analysts.

OGC Seeks Comment on Earth Observation Metadata profile of Observations & Measurements Standard

Release Date: 
2011-06-13
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13 June 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate standard “Earth Observation Metadata profile of the OGC Observations and Measurements Standard.”

The Earth Observation (EO) profile of Observations and Measurements is intended to provide a standard schema for encoding Earth Observation metadata to support the description and cataloguing of products from sensors aboard EO satellites.

The OGC seeks comment on Gazetteer Best Practices

Release Date: 
2011-12-07
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7 December 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Gazetteer Best Practices Document.

There is growing interest in the development of a common feature-based model for geographic names databases, often referred to as gazetteers. This candidate OGC best practice describes the Gazetteer Service Application Profile of the OGC Web Feature Service Interface Standard.

Trevor Taylor joins the OGC as Director, Services for the Americas

Release Date: 
2012-09-04
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Trevor Taylor joins the OGC as Director, Services for the Americas

4 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has appointed Trevor Taylor to the position of Director, Services for the Americas.

"The OGC community is indeed fortunate to have Trevor Taylor now on our staff," said Jeff Burnett, Vice President Operations and Finance, OGC. "As a member representative, he was a tremendous contributor, and now he will be working full time to ensure that all of our members in the Americas get the most out of their membership."

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