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OGC calls for proposals for Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative

June 18, 2018By

The Open Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has released a call for participation to solicit proposals for the its Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative. According to OGC, the Indoor Mapping and Navigation Pilot Initiative, sponsored by the Public Safety Communications Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will create and advance solutions to complex geospatial challenges... read more

OGC hosts disaster preparedness workshop

June 11, 2018By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is hosting the second Disasters Concept Development Study Workshop July 24-25 at the NOAA Auditorium in Silver Spring, Maryland. Organized by OGC, the workshop is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other government agencies. The workshop is part of the OGC’s Disaster Concept... read more

OGC seeks sponsors for Phase 2 of Future Cities Pilot Project

December 20, 2017By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking interested sponsors to define the challenges for Phase 2 of its Future Cities Pilot Project. As the operation and planning of cities increasingly relies on 3D geo-information in their processes, and apply Building Information Models (BIM) paradigms to their information management approach, efficient information flow in both directions between geospatial systems (GIS) and... read more

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OGC approves new standard for geological science data

March 15, 2017By

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved GeoSciML as an OGC Standard. The OGC GeoSciML Standard defines a model and encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports and databases. GeoSciML provides a mechanism for storage and exchange of a broad range of geologic data enabling users to generate geologic... read more

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Open Geospatial Consortium requests info for study

February 14, 2017By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is requesting information from interested parties to inform a Concept Development Study (CDS) that will assess the current state and future direction of information standards for modeling, mapping and managing underground infrastructure. Organizations with an interest in underground infrastructure are invited to respond before March 15. According to OGC, the study will define the scope... read more

OGC seeks interoperability testbed participants

January 25, 2017By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested organizations to respond to its just-released Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Testbed 13 Interoperability Testbed. Responses to the CFP are due by Feb. 17. Organizations selected to participate in Testbed 13 will develop prototype solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements and scenarios. These are described in detail in the CFP. Participants’ prototype... read more

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New Cesium Consortium offers open-source virtual globe

January 23, 2017By

Bentley Systems has been named a co-founder of the new Cesium Consortium, along with Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI). Cesium is an open source, browser-based virtual globe, first developed by AGI in 2011 for the aerospace and defense communities. Cesium’s performance in streaming very large datasets through a browser to desktops, tablets, and smart phones has enabled it to become the virtual globe of... read more

OGC seeks public comment on conceptual hydrography model

January 20, 2017By

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on its WaterML 2 – Part 3, Surface Hydrology Features Conceptual Model. The OGC WaterML 2 – Part 3, Surface Hydrology Features Conceptual Model (HY_Features) is part of an intended ‘OGC WaterML 2’ suite of standards that groups water-related OGC standards. The candidate standard follows Part 1: Timeseries, and... read more

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OGC seeks public comment on Indexed 3D Scene Layers

November 16, 2016By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is considering start of a new work item for a Community Standard: Indexed 3D Scene Layers (I3S), and is seeking public comment on the work item proposal. The I3S delivery format is used to stream 3D geospatial content to mobile, web and desktop clients. I3S, initially designed by Esri, was publicly released in April 2015 as... read more

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OGC requests comments on proposed Quality of Service and Experience DWG

October 25, 2016By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests comments on the charter for a proposed Quality of Service and Experience (QoSE) Domain Working Group (DWG). Spatial data now plays a critical role in the smooth functioning of contemporary society. From aiding emergency workers during crises to empowering businesses to make informed decisions, the reliable availability of the spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) that... read more

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