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4 November 2013 – At the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Technical Committee plenary meeting on 26 September, the Technical Committee approved the charter for a new OGC Health Domain Working Group (DWG).In 2010 the OGC partnered with technological, health, and research organizations on a three-year research project funded through the European Commissions 7th Framework Program.Initiators of the OGC Health Domain Working Group include ESRI; IOSB Fraunhofer; Eddie Oldfield, an Individual Member of the OGC; The SI Organization and the UK Met Office.Members of the public can follow the activities of the OGC Health DWG, make comments, and subscribe to the Health DWG listserv at the OGC Health DWG web page.OGC standards support interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.
Domain Working Groups (DWG or WG) provide a forum for discussion of key interoperability requirements and issues, discussion and review of implementation specifications, and presentations...
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that global crisis response and preparedness cannot be executed without (1) location-related information of people and resources, and (2) trusted information sharing across stakeholders from traditional sources (such as health, defense, public safety) to new sources of information (such as privately-collected mobility data). In addition, information critical to response efforts may come from unexpected sources and domains that previously had little reason to collaborate or involvement with emergency response efforts.
A common, standardized health geospatial data model and schema will establish a blueprint to better align the community for early warning, response to, and recovery from future health emergencies. Such a data model will help to improve support for critical functions and use cases.
The OGC Climate Resilience DWG will provide an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC Standards in the context of cross-sector climate actions.
The OGC provides a consensus process that communities of interest use to solve problems related to the creation, communication and use of spatial information. A...
The difficulties experienced when acquiring and operationalizing data in support of the COVID-19 pandemic provided a strong impetus for OGC to mobilize its community of global expertise to find practical solutions. Data collected at different levels of government is often neither standardized, integrated, nor interoperable.
New DWG will aim to improve interoperability of geospatial data in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning applicationsThe Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the draft Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) Domain Working Group (DWG) Charter.Also, deep learning techniques provide micro-level prediction of human mobility and environmental exposure across different geographic areas in epidemiology.The draft Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) Domain Working Group charter is available for review and comment on the OGC Portal.Further, OGC Testbed-14 contains a Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence task to evaluate how to best support Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and publish inputs to and outputs from Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence using OGC Web Services.OGC Web Services can be used potentially as a pivotal role to support Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence systems.
Article contributed by Jessie Abbate, PhD, Infectious Disease Ecologist, Epidemiologist, and Geospatial Data Scientist at Geomatys – During its March 2021 members meeting, the Health Domain...
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites you to join us for our 99th Technical & Planning Committee (TC/PC) Meetings - to be hosted by University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland from 20 June to 24 June, 2016.a Health Summit, the OGC European Forum and UK & Ireland Forum, several ad hoc meetings, and a variety of networking and social opportunities.Several ad hoc meetings will occur in Dublin to propose or advance plans for new Working Groups.The purpose of OGC Technical and Planning Committee meetings is to network, knowledge share and advance the development of Open Geospatial Standards.OGC standards support interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT.
The UKHO’s Dr. Gerald J Wong explains how using the IGIF-(M)SDI Maturity Roadmap enables governments to better harness geospatial data that supports their nations’ socio-economic development.
OGC's ongoing contributions to European research topics, driven by projects co-funded by the European Commission (EC), cover areas such as data spaces, climate, digital building permits, agriculture, digital twins for the oceans, knowledge generation, and beyond. These topics are high on the European research agenda while having global impact.
The Board of the OGC has started to develop a transparent, objective, merit-based process for the next Chief Executive Officer of the Open Geospatial Consortium.
GC Innovation Days and Disaster and Climate Workshop - From Technology to Impact, OGC in Action is a multi-day OGC event bringing together policy makers, program decision-makers, and other experts in Geospatial.
Addressing Disasters Together OGC is excited to announce a three-day event on the future of innovation for disaster and climate change engagement: OGC Innovation Days....
With a theme of "Geospatial in Space" OGC's 125th Member Meeting saw 200+ experts converge on th ESA Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy, to shape the future of geospatial.
Dr. Micah Brachman is a Community Manager at the Open Geospatial Consortium. In this role he supports the coordination, scheduling, agenda creation and onboarding of...
OGC invites location, AI, special interest, and the broader technology communities that foresee potential use of geospatial data in their work to attend our GeoAI...
CAE’s Principal level of OGC membership supports advancing standards for high fidelity geospatial data sources.
The OGC Testbed is an annual research and development program that explores geospatial technology from various angles. It takes the OGC Baseline into account, though at the same time allows to explore selected aspects with a fresh pair of eyes. Testbed-15 explores new levels of interoperable geospatial data processing with a focus on data-centric security, federated clouds, service & application discovery, portrayal, machine learning, and delta updates.
Building on the content-focused outcomes of the first ELFIE, the Second ELFIE (SELFIE) is designing and vetting Web-resource model and network behavior for cross-domain linked feature data that compliments and uses WFS3 as a building block.
The Federated Marine SDI Demonstration Pilot will show how Marine SDI can unlock valuable data and information for more than the traditional providers and consumers of hydrographic data. Specifically, the Pilot will include one or more land/sea interface scenarios in order to demonstrate how federated Marine SDI can provide simple, secure access across borders and domains, and improve the connections between terrestrial and marine foundational communities.
OGC Testbeds are OGC’s largest Innovation Program initiatives. Testbeds boost research and development to make location data and information more FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-Usable. Testbeds provide a unique opportunity for sponsors to tackle location data and processing challenges together with the world’s leading geospatial IT experts.
With the growing number of systems and platforms, the number of platform-specific formats and interfaces increases – and interoperability suffers.
Survey will help shape the OGC Federated Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (FMSDI) Pilot and potential future FMSDI activities to better serve the Marine Communitys needs.Impact on OGC Standards - Lessons learned, gaps, and the need for changes to the OGC Standards Baseline will be summarized in an Engineering Report that will inform the OGC Standards Program.To learn about the benefits of sponsoring an OGC Innovation Program Initiative such as this, visit the OGC Innovation Program webpage, or watch this short video on how OGC’s Innovation Program can benefit your organization.More information on the FMSDI Pilot is available on the OGC Federated Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Pilot webpage.For more detailed information on the current phase, there is also a dedicated OGC FMSDI Pilot Phase 3 page.
OGC recognizes and celebrates Ivan’s lifetime of service and his steadfast support of geospatial open standards as a component of improved efficiency, governance, and decision-making.The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is proud to announce that Ivan DeLoatch is the latest recipient of the OGC Lifetime Achievement Award.The OGC Lifetime Achievement Award is given on occasion to an individual who has provided exceptional service, over many years, advancing seamless data interoperability.Examples include pilots that supported GEOSS Architecture Implementation, Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure, and Disaster Risk Resilience.Ivan recognized that barriers to adoption could be reduced by advocating implementation enablers including OGC API, GeoPackage, Cloud Services, and Health Spatial Data Infrastructure efforts.
GASGI joins OGC as a Principal Member to leverage the OGC’s collective geospatial expertise in building a healthy & competitive Geospatial Sector within KSA.The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is pleased to welcome the Saudi Arabia General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information (GASGI) as a new OGC Principal Member.“I commend their commitment to change, innovation, capacity building, and engagement with the international community as they build their Spatial Data Infrastructure based on internationally proven geospatial standards and best practices.About GASGIGeneral Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information (GASGI) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as of Royal Resolution (90) dated 5/2/1442H while developing data products, solutions offerings, services to drive and enable growth in the geospatial market.GASGI is also responsible for geospatial standards and developing capacity for the geospatial sector.
Overview To promote the prosperity and security of citizens, governments at all levels in all countries provide infrastructure of various kinds. Managing physical infrastructure requires...
Overview Earth systems are coupled, and therefore discovering and sharing geospatial data and processing resources across disciplines is critical for those working in geosciences and...
Overview Emergency Response and Disaster Management are different domains of activity with different information sharing requirements. They do, however, overlap and and in both domains...
Overview Geographic location is usually a critical factor in business research and calculations about customers, suppliers, distributors, natural resources, transportation hubs, energy and most other...
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), building on the success and outcomes of the Disaster Resilience Pilot, Disaster Pilot 2021, and subsequent preparatory tasks, is now seeking Sponsors to support the Disaster Pilot 2022.The 2021 Disaster Pilot attracted such sponsors as NASA, USGS, and NRCan, with support from AWS.The Innovation Program team, together with the Sponsors, will then select the most qualified organizations to participate in Disaster Pilot 2022.To learn about the benefits of sponsoring an OGC Innovation Program Initiative such as this, visit the OGC Innovation Program webpage, or watch this short video on how OGC’s Innovation Program can benefit your organization.To learn more about the Pilot, the Call For Sponsors, and how Sponsorship can benefit your organization, visit the Disasters Pilot 2022 webpage on ogc.org.
One of Canada's oldest government institutions, MSC, is also one to keep up with the times by using the latest technologies in its quest to help Canadians make informed decisions about their health and safety and economic prosperity.
Spatial Data is distributed across users, tools, and regions for a variety of purposes via Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), but there are additional economic and...
OGC’s Member Meeting is the center of all things for location information. Happening for almost three decades, the meetings focus on everything from evolving core standards...
The OGC family has lost a cherished friend and impassioned supporter of the use of location information and open standards for good. We recently learned...
SELFIE aims to create a standards-based method to publish and use linked data thats compatible with current web development/W3C best practicesThe Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites interested members & non-members to participate in OGC’s Second Environmental Linked Feature Interoperability Experiment (SELFIE).A common approach to encoding such links is required to allow cross-domain and cross-system sharing and interoperability of such linked information.The Experiment produced the public OGC Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment Engineering Report summarizing the overall cross-domain, inter-standard findings and recommendations for a best practice and/or standard that should follow.If you are interested in participating in the Second Environmental Linked Feature Interoperability Experiment (SELFIE), please contact techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org .To learn more about SELFIE, including details concerning the kickoff telecon, visit the Second Environmental Linked Feature Interoperability Experiment (SELFIE) webpage on OGCs website.
RFI aims to gain understanding of the potential of a Disaster SDI in serving local, national, regional, and international stakeholders.The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) requests information to help advance the OGC Disasters Concept Development Study and Pilot(s).The Disasters Concept Development Study and Pilot(s) is an OGC Innovation Program initiative sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).OGC standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the Discrete Global Grid System (DGGS) as OGC Abstract Specification - Topic 21 [OGC 15-104r5].The OGC DGGS Abstract Specification standard defines the conceptual model and a set of rules for building highly efficient architectures for spatial data storage, integration and analytics.However, assembling the array of spatial data available in a way it can make sense is presently an expensive challenge requiring an expert.OGC standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT.OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
Moving Features Access defines location data access operations so that big data from moving features, such as people and vehicles, can be processed and analyzed swiftly and across different sectors.Although ISO has conventionally standardized specifications to access location data of moving objects by specifying times (ISO 19141: 2008), Moving Features Access standardizes specifications to access data by specifying places in addition to times.Features of OGC Moving Features Access are as follows.Regulation of data access specifications to encourage rapid and advanced utilization of location data across many sectors.As with any OGC standard, the open Moving Features Access standard is free to implement.
OGC Testbed 13 participants will implement services, access data, and demonstrate capabilities using the services and data identified during this RFI.The overarching theme for Testbed 13 is mass population migration.The demonstration scenario for Testbed 13 will focus on addressing challenges related to the coordination of multi-regional/national operations arising from the current exodus of people from the Middle East to Europe.OGC standards support interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT.OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Scott Serich as Director, Interoperability Programs.Dr. Serich will support OGC’s participation in the Project Interoperability initiative sponsored by the U.S. Government Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an OGC member.Project Interoperability develops recommendations and guidance on an interoperability framework to improve interoperability at all levels of government in the US.Dr. Serich earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Michigan and a JD from Concord Law School.OGC standards support interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.
The mission of the workgroup is real property data content standardization and seeks to foster the adoption of standards published by the organizations.Quality data as defined by ISO 8000, the international standard for quality data, is simply portable data that meets requirements.Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of OGC commented, Its extremely important to have standards for managing information about real property.Its also extremely important for property information to be easily integrated with other kinds of spatial information.OGC standards support interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.
Mark Reichardt, president and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium, explained, Location and the communications infrastructure are linked in emergency management, cyber security, Building Information Models, transportation and many other domains.Given this reality, there are many areas in which TM Forum and the OGC can work together to advance our respective missions.OGC standards support interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT.About TM Forum: With over 900 member companies, TM Forum is the largest global trade association focused on bringing together the digital ecosystem, including communication service providers, digital service providers and enterprises, with the goal of enabling an open digital world.For more information about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.
20 September 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 1: Time Series Encoding Standard as an official OGC standard.OGC WaterML 2.0 is an important new XML-based international standard for encoding and exchanging data describing the state and location of water resources, both above and below the ground surface.WaterML 2.0 Time Series supports encoding of hydrological and hydrogeological observation data in exchange scenarios such as:- Exchange of data for operational monitoring and forecasting programs- Supporting infrastructure operation (e.g.The WaterML 2.0 Time Series Encoding standard is implemented as an application schema of the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard version 3.2.1 and encodes hydrologic semantics onto the OGC Observations and Measurements (O&M) model and encoding standards.The OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 1: Time Series Encoding Standard document is free and can be downloaded from http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/waterml.
The great variety of Sensor Web research, implementation and usage in various application domains was reflected in 25 presentations given by workshop participants (http://www.ogcnetwork.net/node/383).The next GEOSS Sensor Web workshop will take place in early 2009 in Japan.The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 365 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards.OpenGIS® Standards support interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT.OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
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