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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services.

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  • New Compliant Products
  • Recent Press Releases
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The Latest on Cloud-Native Geospatial Standards in OGC

Picture of cloud with text 'The Latest On Cloud-Native Geospatial Standards at OGC'As we approach the Developer Workshop at our upcoming Member Meeting, and in light of our very successful Cloud-Native Outreach Event, OGC's Chief Standards Officer, Scott Simmons, has put together an overview of the current state of 'Cloud-Native Geospatial' at OGC, including the relevant Standards and Engineering Reports stemming from our R&D and Innovation work - and what's coming in the future.

The 2022 Joint OGC OSGeo ASF Code Sprint - How it went!

The 2022 Joint OGC OSGeo ASF Code SprintOGC, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) held their second joint code sprint in March this year, which introduced several exciting changes not seen during the 2021 Joint Code Sprint. 

Over a period of 3 days, the sprint participants collaborated on a variety of coding and documentation tasks, and held discussions to facilitate coordination. The sprint participants made several recommendations for future innovation work items, outlined in the following blog post.

The Metaverse is Geospatial

Real-time 3D is transforming geospatial and the internet alikeThe metaverse is the internet transformed by real-time 3D technologies, but the impact of real-time 3D is also transforming geospatial. In the metaverse, the real world and the internet will merge – and geospatial information and technology will be key to that combination.

The ‘Metaverse Ad-Hoc Session’ at OGC's 121st Member Meeting in December 2021, saw speakers from across industry - from photogrammetry and AI-enhanced semantic remote sensing companies to geospatial, BIM, and gaming software companies - discuss how geospatial tech will inform the metaverse, how the metaverse will transform geospatial, and why open standards will be critical for the metaverse’s success.

Building a cloud-native future at OGC

Picture of cloudAs I embark on my fourth year at OGC, our mission continues to be that of making geospatial information FAIR at scale! And, in 2022, I can’t think of a more scalable (or impactful!) way to do that than via cloud-native geospatial.

No one can deny that ‘the cloud’ is triggering a fundamental shift in how geospatial data is stored, shared, accessed, integrated, and analyzed. Just imagine what we can achieve if we create an open, interoperable foundation for cloud-native geospatial technologies.

A Strong Foundation for GeoAI Innovation

A Strong Foundation For GeoAI Innocvation, enabling next-gen servicesFar from being a “sci-fi” tech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) already plays a crucial role in many domains and is revolutionizing existing technologies. International standards will play a pivotal role in ensuring widespread interoperability and security benefits among the various disciplines dealing with AI.

A chat with Kyoung-Sook Kim, co-chair of the OGC Artificial Intelligence in Geoinformatics Domain Working Group (aka the GeoAI DWG), on why standards will benefit AI applications in Geospatial, how a GeoAI DWG will help, and what OGC and its members are doing to help enable the next generation of service innovation.

Recent Compliant Products

  • Product: deegree OGC API 1.3
    Organization: lat/lon GmbH
    Standards: ogcapi-features-1 1.0, ogcapi-features-2 1.0
  • Product: pycsw 2.6.0
    Organization: Open Source Geospatial Foundation
    Standards: georss 1.0
  • Product: Esri Geoportal Server 2.6.5
    Organization: Esri
    Standards: georss 1.0

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