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January 19, 2016

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Candidate Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model and XML Encoding Standard

19 January 2016 — The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the following two candidate standards: OGC Geospatial User Feedback Conceptual Model (“GUF Model”) and the OGC Geospatial User Feedback XML encoding Standard. The first candidate standard specifies the structure of a conceptual Geospatial User Feedback data model. Geospatial User Feedback

January 5, 2016

OGC Seeks Public Comment on a Candidate Standard that May Replace Legacy Coordinate Systems

05 January, 2016 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests public comment on the OGC candidate Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS) Core Standard. The OGC DGGS candidate standard defines a set of rules for defining highly efficient architectures for spatial data storage and analytics. The goal of DGGS is to enable rapid integration of spatial data

December 17, 2015

OGC Requests Comment on the OGC Coverage Implementation Schema

December 17, 2015 — Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) request comments on the OGC® Coverage Implementation Schema(abbreviated as “CIS”). This candidate OGC Standard complements the OGC Abstract Topic 6 Standard (which is identical to ISO 19123) with a concrete coverage model whose implementations are conformance testable and, hence, are interoperable. ISO has expressed interest to

November 17, 2015

OGC Announces New Deadline for Submissions to Participate in Major Interoperability Testbed (Testbed 12)

November 17, 2015 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that there will be two separate submission deadlines and kickoff dates for “threads” of the OGC Testbed 12 Interoperability Testbed. Responses to the OGC Testbed 12 Aviation thread must still be received before 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 20 November 2015. Responses to the

November 2, 2015

OGC and ASPRS to Collaborate on Geospatial Standards, Invite Participation in Point Cloud work

November 2, 2015 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) have agreed to work together more closely in the application and promotion of standards and best practices for the location and geospatial industries. “The advancement of standards and best practices in areas such as point clouds

October 23, 2015

OGC Calls for Participation in Major Interoperability Testbed (Testbed 12)

October 23, 2015 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) in the OGC Testbed 12 Interoperability Testbed. Testbed 12 sponsors have documented interoperability requirements and objectives for this testbed initiative. Organizations selected to participate in Testbed 12 will develop solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements

September 16, 2015

OGC seeks sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

September 16, 2015 —The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities around the world benefit from modern standards for geospatial technologies. The Pilot, based in Europe, will demonstrate and enhance the ability of cities to use diverse, interoperating spatial technologies to deliver improved

July 28, 2015

OGC announces Common DataBase Best Practice

July 28, 2015 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership announces OGC’s approval of the OGC Common DataBase specification as an OGC Best Practice. This OGC Best Practice specifies an open format and encoding for the storage, access and modification of a representation of the natural and built environment for simulation applications. CDB defines the data representation,

July 14, 2015

OGC Invites Organizations to Co-sponsor a Major Spatial Interoperability Testbed

July 13, 2015 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites organizations with specific spatial data integration requirements to explore a low cost, highly effective, high return on investment testbed approach to meeting those requirements. OGC testbeds are rapid prototyping activities that solve spatial interoperability issues. Since 1999, 11 major testbeds (and many pilot projects, interoperability

May 12, 2015

OGC Issues GeoPackage Corrigendum

May 12,  2015 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a corrigendum to correct minor flaws in the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) Encoding Standard. The flaws were identified after publication of Version 1.0 in early 2014. A key reference for Well Known Binary was changed from ISO 13249-3 (which requires a fee to access) to

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