On January 6, 2015 the W3C has officially launched the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the W3C working group for spatial data. Ontos has voted and supported the charter on behalf of the GeoKnow project. This is the result of the joint workshop held in March 2014 together with the SmartOpenData project. The GeoKnow team is looking forward to support this activity and future standards for spatial data on the web. As an example, the GeoKnow team (represented by Valentina Janev and Jens Lehmann) co-organises a spatial data session with W3C (represented by Phil Archer) at the ICIST conference in March: http://www.yuinfo.org/icist2015/icist_odagis.html.
More information about the OGC can be found on http://www.opengeospatial.org.
W3C News here http://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/4287
W3C press release http://www.w3.org/2015/01/spatial.html.en
The workshop about linking geospatial data http://www.w3.org/2014/03/lgd/
The W3C working group for spatial data: https://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/wiki/Main_Page