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Innovations and Standards

  • Posted on: 10 March 2017
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George Percivall

Open Standards Development

This blog highlights several recent innovations in OGC processes: Changes in the OGC Innovation Program; Community Standards in the OGC Standards Program; and Geospatial Trends Tracking by the OGC Architecture Board.

The OGC Community Standard Process

  • Posted on: 15 February 2017
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Carl Reed

For many years, the OGC membership discussed and struggled with defining a process and set of related policies for accommodating submission of widely used, mature specifications developed outside the OGC standards development and approval process. Examples of these specifications are GeoTIFF,

OGC invests in improving Quality of Service and Quality of Experience

  • Posted on: 7 February 2017
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Ilkka Rinne, Head of Customer Experience and Interoperability, Spatineo Inc.

We live in a world stealthily powered by Web Services and APIs: nearly everything we do on our laptops and mobile devices uses background services to talk over the Internet. These services are especially important for applications providing access to small subsets of information, based on a user’s location, fed from large, remotely stored datasets. Any quality issues in the communication between the applications and their backend services quickly become critical, causing bad user experience for tens of thousands of people.

Open geospatial standards and social analytics

  • Posted on: 30 September 2016
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Steven Ramage, SASNet Fellow and independent geospatial advisor.

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGRC) have established the Social Analytics Strategic Network (SASNet), a research-based network focused on capacity building for social analytics of emerging forms of data, including big data. Geospatial data represents one of the key data types across many of the UBDC and SASNet activities. 

RM-ODP: A Critical Enabler for Sustainable Development

  • Posted on: 13 September 2016
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Lance McKee, OGC Member and former OGC Senior Staff Writer
The countless systems that will make up the UN Sustainable Development Goals System of Systems will need to communicate, interoperate, and behave as one big distributed processing system. This can be accomplished by means of open, international, consensus derived data model standards, open encoding standards based on the open data models, and open interface standards based on the open encodings.

OGC Health Summit - Review

  • Posted on: 5 September 2016
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Eddie Oldfield, Owner, Spatial Quest Solutions.

The OGC Health Domain Working Group organized an OGC Health Summit, June 21, in Dublin Ireland, to bring attention to health market requirements, technical solutions, advances in geospatial standards, and implementation examples / health applications.  The OGC Health Summit: 

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