TAG: Open Geospatial Consortium

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 comment on revision of its GWML2 specification

May 18, 2016By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is requesting comments on the WaterML 2: Part 4 – GroundWaterML 2 (GWML2) candidate standard. GWML2 provides an encoding for data involved in the study and use of groundwater. The candidate standard includes conceptual and logical models as well as an XML-based encoding schema. GWML2 is part of the larger WaterML2.0 suite of standards coordinated... read more

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OGC announces Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project

January 5, 2016By

The Arctic SDI Pilot is sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada. The goal is to demonstrate to Arctic stakeholders the diversity, richness and value of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) based on web services and standardized exchange formats in helping address critical issues impacting the Arctic. Stakeholders include national and pan-Arctic science and monitoring... read more

OGC standard to make environmental data easier for GIS

December 15, 2015By

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding using GML Coverage Application Schema, an extension to the OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard. The OGC CF-netCDF 3.0 encoding standard has emerged as a widely used and well supported data model and encoding for domains such as atmospheric science, oceanography, climatology, meteorology and hydrology. It... read more

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