Wayland, MA, 4 August, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) will launch an Authentication Interoperability Experiment on 2 October, 2009. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in developing standard ways of implementing authentication and related security capabilities in applications involving OGC Web Services standards.
OGC Press Releases
Wayland, MA, 22 March 2010. Industry representatives who are working with the National Institute of Building Sciences to develop a toolkit for Haiti will be able to coordinate efforts much more easily with the help of a portal donated by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) (http://www.opengeospatial.org).
11 November 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces the formation of an OGC Web Services (OWS) Publish/Subscribe (PubSub) Standards Working Group (SWG). (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=41513&version=1).
30 June 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced successful completion of the Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot.
26 January 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has voted to adopt the candidate OGC Open GeoSMS Standard as an official OGC standard.
27 September 2012. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the formation of a new OGC® Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) to advance the candidate OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Standard. The OGC members convening this group invite the public to comment on the GeoPackage SWG charter (https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/50347) and will consider comments received before 11 October 2012.
5 April 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced a call for public comment on the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Coordinate Reference System (CRS) Extension Standard.
WCS defines an open standard interface to easily access multi-dimensional, spatio-temporal coverages, such as sensor data, satellite imagery, image time series, simulation data, point clouds, and meshes.
13 November 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the candidate standard, "OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions". This document extends the implementation of the popular OpenSearch technologies so that users can take advantage of the geospatial search capabilities enabled by OGC standards.
22 May 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Membership seeks public comment on a new version of the OGC Catalogue Service interface standard. This standard specifies a design pattern for defining interfaces to publish and search collections of descriptive information (metadata) about geospatial data, services and related information objects.
16 October 2014. In August at the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), the Committee called for the adoption of common standards so that geospatial data can be seamlessly shared and used around the world. The Committee recognized the important work done by three international standards development organisations: the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Technical Committee 211 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 211) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).