OGC approves new standard for geological science data

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved GeoSciML as an OGC Standard. The OGC GeoSciML Standard defines a model and encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports, and databases.

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OGC Testbed 12 - Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure

The OGC Arctic Spatial Data Pilot (Arctic SDP) was initiated to demonstrate the diversity, richness, and value of providing geospatial data using international standards in support of spatial data infrastructures. It will show how international standards help stakeholders to gain new perspectives into social, economic, and environmental issues by providing an online network of resources that improves the sharing, use, and integration of information tied to geographic locations in North America, the Arctic, and around the world.

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OGC announces kickoff of major innovation testbed – Testbed 13

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced that the Kickoff Event for the Testbed 13 Innovation Initiative will be held on 4-6 April at USGS’ Headquarters in Reston, VA, USA.

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OGC publishes Moving Features Access specification

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is excited to announce that it has published Moving Features Access as an official standard.

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Geoscape Rollout Release 2 update

Part of our role as innovators in the geospatial industry is to inform our partners of progress with new products and changes to existing products to ensure you can adequately plan around each release cycle. Since 19 December 2016 when PSMA delivered the first Release of Geoscape, the only national built environment dataset for Australia, we have maintained the pace of development for Release 2.

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New RCMRD Director-General takes office

RCMRD newDGGSDI congratulates and welcomes Dr. Emmanuel Nkurunziza, the new Director-General for the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). Dr. Nkurunziza moves in with a wealth of experience from Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) where he served as Director-General General as well as Chief Registrar of Land Titles.

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OGC seeks public comment on proposed Unmanned Systems Domain Working Group

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks comments on the draft charter of a proposed Unmanned Systems Domin Working Group (UXS DWG). The proposed DWG will provide an open forum for the discussion and presentation of interoperability requirements, use cases, pilots, and implementations of OGC standards in the Unmanned Systems Community (including aerial, underwater, and other unmanned vehicle platforms).

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