Lance McKee Joins OGC as Senior Staff Writer


Steven Ramage
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
Open Geospatial Consortium

Thursday, 6 May 2010 UTC

Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Lance McKee has been appointed as a Senior Staff Writer for the Consortium.

As part of the OGC's Marketing and Communications team, Lance is responsible for communicating the OGC message through a variety of public relations and outreach activities in markets important to the OGC membership and the wider industry.

Lance McKee is a writer and corporate communications consultant. He was part of the original Open Geospatial Consortium start-up team and served on OGC staff from 1994 to 2000, when he left to start a small business. He continued to serve the OGC as a consultant until his recent appointment as Senior Staff Writer. His background includes teaching, technical writing and marketing communications in the areas of real-time computing and geospatial technologies. Lance has written and co-authored hundreds of articles for industry press and other publications over the last 20 years.

Steven Ramage, OGC's Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, commented, "Lance has an extensive history of working with the OGC and this makes him very knowledgeable and experienced in the IT world, notably around geospatial and location standards. We are very privileged to have someone so knowledgeable and capable on the marketing team and I am looking forward to working with him in his new capacity."

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 395 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at

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