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OGC and GEO announce joint session on GEOSS in Asia: The Next 10 years November 13, 2014 - Join the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and invited speakers at a special joint session scheduled for December 1st, 1100-1800 (JST), in Tokyo, Japan.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has launched a new working group on urban planning. The Urban Planning Domain Working Group (SWG) has been chartered to "define the role for OGC standards and related activities within the Urban Planning discipline and to provide an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in this domain," as OGC points out in a recent press release.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) formalised their collaboration by signing a collaboration agreement to enhance the development and use of geospatial standards. The outcome is expected to be a more effective contribution of JRC to the OGC standard process, "and facilitate the consideration of European objectives and requirements during the development of international open geospatial standards" as stated by the announcement of OGC.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces the formation of a new OGC Technical Committee Standards Working Group (SWG) in order to propose terms for a standard to enable interoperability through the use of Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS).
On June 5th, 2012, the Geographic Institute “Agustin Codazzi” (IGAC) was officially registered as member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). IGAC acts also as the Colombian SpatialData Infrastructure (ICDE) coordinator, and is therefore well aware of the importance of participating in the construction of standards and technical guidelines to ensure geographic information interoperability.
The United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) has taken Principal level membership in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The UNGIWG addresses topics related to geospatial information sharing and quality of location information. The group is working across the United Nations to improve the efficient use of geographic information for better decision-making, to promote standards and norms for maps and other geospatial and location information and to provide a forum for discussing common issues and emerging technological changes.
The Hungarian RSO, Károly Róbert College, Gyöngyös became the first institution from Hungary having membership in OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium). HUNAGI (the Hungarian Association for Geo- Information) will provide assistance in dissemination and related joint actions. The membership became effective in May 2012.
The U.A.E. Ministry of the Interior, represented by Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security, has become a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to chair a new, planned international OGC Law Enforcement and Public Safety Working Group.