OGC's potential role in "Scaling up Responsible Land Governance"

Geospatial technologies help the World Bank to effectively serve its client governments, particularly in the sphere of land management and economic development. Land management involves many domains: law, government, real estate, water, forestry, agriculture, banking, community development, and others.

Good Company Ventures’ Climate Ventures 2.0 to stress open data access

OGC and OGC’s Testbed 11 interoperability initiative, which addressed Urban Climate Resilience, were officially recognized in the December 2014 Fact Sheet about the White House Climate Data Initiative. Also mentioned in that document were GoodCompany Ventures (GCV) and the expansion of Climate Ventures 2.0.

Standards dramatically advance streamflow and flood forecasting in US and elsewhere – first in a 5-part blog series

This is a story about how water data standards, computational hard work, high-performance computing, serendipity and synergy led to an operational capability for nationwide forecasting of streamflow and flooding at high-resolution, in near-real-time. This has been evolving for several years now, but has gone into hyper-drive in just the last couple years. 

Advancing our ability to tell time

  • Posted on: 18 January 2016
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Mark Hedley and Chris Little

Last summer, members of the OGC Technical Committee’s Temporal Domain Working Group (Temporal DWG) had a long and interesting dialog about representation of coordinate reference systems (CRSs), the need for aligned spatial and temporal CRSs, and the eventual need for dynamic datums[1].

2015 The Year in Summary – 2016 The Year Ahead

As we enter the New Year, I want to take this opportunity to summarize some of the accomplishments of the Consortium over the past 12 months, and to provide you with insight into some of the activities envisioned or already underway for 2016. 

2015 proved to be a productive year for the OGC. OGC members advanced a range of new and revised standards and associated best practices of value to the community. Accomplishments include:

Testbed 12 Interoperability Testbed proposals due soon!

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) issued a Request for Quotations/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) in the OGC Testbed 12 Interoperability Testbed on 23 October 2015. Proposals for the Aviation thread are due by 5:00 pm EST on 20 November 2015; proposals for all the other threads are due by 5:00 pm EST on 11 December. This initiative stands to be one of the largest Testbeds conducted in the history of the OGC Interoperability Program (IP). Details about Testbed 12 and the RFQ/CFP are available at the following link: