OGC announces new Urban Planning Domain Working Group

Open standards can facilitate the development, assessment and use of information

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.

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Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:23

ESA provides free Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility (HMA) manual

ESA offers, freely downloadable from its website, the Heterogeneous Mission Accessibility (HMA) manual that provides a high level view on the results of several years of harmonisation and standardisation work in the critical area of ground segment interoperability of Earth Observation (EO) satellite missions.

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:56

Interoperability - A key requirement for emergency and disaster management

Athina Trakas, Director, European Services, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)


(Note: Portions of this paper are excerpted from a longer paper by Mark Reichardt, President & CEO, OGC, titled “Open standards-based geoprocessing Web services support the study and management of hazard and risk,” submitted for publication in the Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk Journal.)

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