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What is the OGC? | ArcGIS Resource Center

What is the OGC? | ArcGIS Resource Center | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it

We share the Earth, so we need to be able to communicate information about the Earth. Communication means “transmitting or exchanging through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.” Standardization means “agreeing on a common system.” Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) activities all involve diverse organizations seeking agreement on common systems of sharing geospatial data and geoprocessing instructions.

 

The OGC is an inclusive international consortium of more than 460 companies (including Esri), government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. The OGC provides a consensus process that enable information domains such as aviation, meteorology, emergency and disaster management, hydrology, mobile location services, and sensor webs to collaborate on an international basis to solve geospatial data sharing and interoperability issues in their respective domains. Many application communities, building on their earlier data coordination efforts, have developed community-specific OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) application schemas (AIXM for avaiation, GeoSciML for geosciences, WaterML 2.0 for hydrology, etc.).

 

At the core of the OGC consensus process is the ability to partner in a non-competitive, neutral environment. National mapping agencies partner to solve problems involved in National Spatial Data Infrastructures. Competing vendors partner to share the costs of creating open standards for interfaces and encodings, thus freeing up development resources for other projects that offer customers greater value. Water management agencies and hydrologists from different countries partner to create standards that enable national and international sharing of information about water resources. Companies and agencies of many types work together in OGC working groups focused on topics such as semantics, workflow, security, and data quality.

 

As spatial technologies grow in importance, the OGC’s sphere of activity keeps expanding. The editors of the Esri Developer Network have invited OGC staff to provide a series of blog posts to familiarize Esri developers with some of these activities. In our posts, we’ll touch on the history of the OGC, highlight various standards, describe Esri’s implementations of OGC standards (and how OGC standards relate to ISO standards and others), and discuss some of the issues that OGC members are currently focused on.

 

Esri developers have a long history of significant accomplishments across the spectrum of geospatial technology application domains. We hope that you will find our OGC posts to the Esri blog interesting and useful, and we look forward to your comments!

 

Carl Reed

Executive Director, Standards Program, CTO

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

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Cartography Tutorial: Trying a new style

Check out http://www.twitch.tv/koibu for the livestream and http://www.reddit.com/r/koibu for updates and information! You can follow me on twitter over at ...
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5 maneiras de encontrar a luz no fim do túnel para dúvidas em Geoprocessamento

5 maneiras de encontrar a luz no fim do túnel para dúvidas em Geoprocessamento | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it
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“Muitas vezes são pequenos detalhes que atrasam a realização de um trabalho não é mesmo? Você começou a fazer um CAR, deu errado? Calma! Não precisa se desesperar!”
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Aprenda a baixar o Geocover no site Earth Explorer

Aprenda a baixar o Geocover no site Earth Explorer | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it
 
Sobre o Geocover
Geocover é um projeto de mapeamento da superfície terrestre a partir de mosaicos de imagens Landsat-7 do ano 2000.
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Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea Dataset Released as Open Data

Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea Dataset Released as Open Data | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it
The UK’s Environment Agency announced at the end of 2014 that it was releasing the Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea dataset (formerly known as the National Flood Risk Assessment dataset, NAFRA) as an open data resource.
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Análisis espacial con PyQGIS. Ejemplo: Merge

Análisis espacial con PyQGIS. Ejemplo: Merge | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it
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Spatial Analysis and Introduction to Remote Sensing by Nancy Thomas - YouTube

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Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS v10.3 is live now!

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Orfeo Monteverdi 1.22: Fusão de Imagens Landsat-7

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Alexandre Neto's blog: Etiquetas com guias em QGIS e Postgis | Labels leading lines with QGIS and Postgis

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Aprenda a baixar imagens Landsat-7 no site Earth Explorer

Aprenda a baixar imagens Landsat-7 no site Earth Explorer | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it
 
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Python in QGIS and ArcGIS: A Small Example | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it
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SRTM-1 (1 Arc second) now available with large global coverage | Geoprocessing | Scoop.it
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