Active Initiatives

Strategic Member Advisory Committee

The Strategic Member Advisory Committee is conceived to be a permanent committee within the OGC organization, designed specifically to provide Strategic Members the opportunity to participate in the strategic planning processes of the Consortium, and to support Consortium operations aimed at achieving the corporation's mission as defined in the bylaws.



On 22 April 2015 the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things Pilot (IoT) Pilot – called IMIS IoT. This Pilot will prototype and demonstrate standards-based approaches to address a series of challenges that hinder effective use of large numbers of diverse sensors for use in emergency response and disaster response situations.

OGC Testbed 12

These dates are intended as guides but subject to change.

Key Tentative Dates Testbed 12

Testbed 12 Campaign Launch - Early May (Sneak Peak & briefing on process)

Testbed 11 Demonstrations & F2F discussions at Boulder TC - June 2015

Potential Sponsors - Webinar 1/2 July, 2015

Sponsors Commit to Supporting TB 12 - September 1, 2015

RFP for Participants for TB 12 sent out - October 15, 2015

Responses for RFP due back to OGC - November 13, 2015

Testbed 12 Kick-Off -  January 19 - 21 2016

USGS Interoperability Assessment

The rigorous testing of USGS web services performed in the Interoperability Assessment Project helped us identify and correct shortcomings of our implementation of OGC standards, and highlighted areas in which to improve the user experience with our web services.  As a result of the project, our users can include the improved USGS services more easily in their decisions making and operational activities.

IMIS - Virtual USA

Virtual USA becomes the de facto national standard for sharing emergency management information across levels of government and the private sector, allowing all users and organizations to use their own systems to share information securely with all others, anywhere in the United States and across international borders, controlling what information is shared, with whom, for how long.