OGC

OGC's role in the world meteorology community

  • Posted on: 29 January 2014
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Chris Little

The Met Ocean Domain Working Group of OGC is now approaching its 5th birthday - it was established in 2009 at the OGC Athens Technical Committee, transformed itself from just 'Meteorology' to 'Meteorology & Oceanography', and persuaded everyone that Climatology is a subset, so did not need a separate interest group like Hydrology.

SSSC 2011 and SISS workshops New Zealand

As part of my involvement in the SSSC 2011 international conference in Wellington, New Zealand I ran a workshop on Open Standards, Policy and Business Value, which was sponsored by e-Spatial New Zealand Ltd. Attendees came from both government and the private sector and they contributed to the development of the workshop, which will be delivered at other international conferences in coming years. The workshop will also be refined in line with activities of the OGC Business Value Committee.

First Nordic Forum Interoperability Day 2012 - a Success!

  • Posted on: 7 September 2012
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Jari Reini, National Land Survey of Finland

The first ever OGC Nordic Interoperability Day was organized by OGC Nordic Forum together with ULI Geoforum, Sweden's national association for geographic information and GIS [0]. The event took place last week in Stockholm, Sweden and it was a big success, with over 70 participants from the Nordic countries together with guests from abroad. The full day event included presentations from OGC staff and  Nordic OGC members focusing on how to achieve interoperability of Geographic Information systems, services and content using OGC standards.

OIEau in France: Spreading the word about OGC standards in the water world

  • Posted on: 21 August 2012
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Sylvain Grellet, Office International de l'Eau (OIEau)

Office International de l'Eau (OIEau) has been setting up open information systems and data exchange standards in water related domains for years. OIEau's main standardization activity is the support it provides to the French water community via the Sandre secretariat. OIEau teams support other initiatives such as Water Information System for Europe (WISE) and the INSPIRE data specification process. As an OGC member, OIEau is also involved in the Hydrology Domain Working Group, which is co-chaired by the OGC and the World Meteorology Organization's Commission on Hydrology.

Standards helped response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

  • Posted on: 25 June 2012
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Morishige Ota, Fellow, Kokusai Kogyo Co.,, Ltd.

A broad-based effort to employ geospatial analysis and information sharing contributed greatly to the disaster response effort after the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011.  OGC standards played an important role.

Sinsai.info (http://www.sinsai.info), a crisis-mapping site that uses the Ushahidi platform, was launched 4 hours after the earthquake occurred. "Sinsai" means earthquake disaster in Japanese.  Volunteers organized by Open Street Map Japan confirmed, geo-coded and uploaded more than 110,000 calls.

OGC Member Snowflake Discusses Benefits of Testbed Participation

  • Posted on: 23 February 2015
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Richard Rombouts

On January 12, 2015, Richard Rombouts, Senior Technical Consultant and Training Lead at Snowflake Software, talked with Ron Exler, Senior Consultant at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) about Snowflake’s participation in the OGC and the OGC's Testbed 11, and how the company has benefited from participation.

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