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OGC Update - December 2017


OGC Update

December 21 · Issue #1 · View online
The quarterly update from OGC concerning the latest happenings from the organization and its members.

Welcome to the re-launched OGC update, where I, Simon Chester, will fill you in on the latest happenings in OGC, as well as show you some interesting member stories, relevant news, and information from around the web.

2017: The Wrap Up
2017 was an exciting year for OGC, welcoming our first Community Standards, as well as successful initiatives related to some of the geospatial industry’s biggest growth areas. 
OGC’s President and CEO, Mark Reichardt, has penned a blog post outlining the year’s highlights, as well as a look toward what 2018 may hold in store.
Read the full post on the OGC Blog.
More from the OGC Blog
OGC’s Testbed 13 Demonstration overview
OGC's Innovation Program in 2017
The advent of I3S
Our newest OGC staff member: Gobe Hobona
OGC GeoPackage: Expanding the Realm of Geospatial Capabilities
Advancing standards for marine data
Articles from around the web
Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City
Open Source or Open Standards? (Yes!) The Future has Arrived
A Fascinating Foreign Service Map Ranking Language Difficulty by Time Required to Learn
Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights include location data
The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a College Student Minecraft Scheme
Geomatics Web Services Used in Recent Quebec Floods
Current OGC initiatives
Latest Press Releases
OGC is seeking sponsors for Phase 2 of its Future Cities Pilot Project
OGC Calls for Participation in Major Innovation Testbed (Testbed 14)
OGC Calls for Sponsors for Augmented Reality Pilot Project
OGC Calls for Participation in its ‘Geospatial to the Edge’ Interoperability Plugfest
OGC announces a new standard that improves the way information is referenced to the earth
Upcoming Events
See our full calendar of upcoming events at
ESIP Winter Meeting
Geospatial World Forum
The 2nd Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition
Defence Geospatial Intelligence
International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)
March '18 OGC TC/PC Meetings - Orléans, France
OGC staff at our recent staff face-to-face meeting in Indiana, USA.
OGC staff at our recent staff face-to-face meeting in Indiana, USA.
From all the staff at OGC, thank you for reading, and stay tuned for the next issue, coming April 2018.
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