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TAG: OGC

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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OGC requests participation in its marine working group

August 3, 2016By

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is calling for public participation in its newly established Marine Domain Working Group (Marine DWG). The Marine DWG was established to address applicability of the OGC standards baseline with regards to marine geospatial data, and to ensure knowledge is exchanged effectively between the relevant standards organizations, the OGC membership, and the broader geospatial community. Geospatial... 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 oil spill response recommended practice

March 16, 2016By

A new recommended practice has been issued for GIS and mapping professionals responding to an oil spill. The document — the final report of a joint project — guides professionals in using GIS technology and geospatial information to form a “common operating picture” for a spill response, so various organizations can deal with it effectively. According to the report, the 2010... read more

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OGC seeks comment on land and infrastructure standard

February 1, 2016By

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on its candidate OGC Land and Infrastructure Conceptual Model Standard (LandInfra). Deadline for comments is March 2. LandInfra defines concepts for land and civil engineering infrastructure facilities.This conceptual standard will provide a basis for one or more implementation standards for encoding infrastructure data. Developers will use the encoding standard to... read more

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OpenSensorHub: Tackling a modern geospatial ‘Tower of Babel’

January 7, 2016By

The SWE standards, now in version 2.0, have been adopted worldwide supporting scientists, emergency responders and the military. Although SWE opened the door to geospatial integration, much work still remains to clear the path for use of geospatial-capable devices via the Internet. read more

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