OGC Press Releases

Australian Spatial Interoperability Project Wins Award

Release Date: 
2006-02-03
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Wayland, Mass., February 3, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that OGC Australasia (OGC-A), an OGC subsidiary, sponsored the award winning Spatial Interoperability Demonstration Project (SIDP), a collaborative initiative between the public and private sectors of the Australian Spatial Information Industry. The effort received the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) Research and Innovation Award at the APSEA dinner on 24 September 2005.

OGC® Announces Call for Sponsors for Spatial Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2006-01-06
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January 6, 2006, Wayland, Massachusetts., The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a call for sponsors for the OGC Web Services, Phase 4 (OWS-4) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. Interested organizations are invited to an all day planning meeting on 24 January 2006 in Herndon, Virginia.

The Open Geospatial Consortium's Web Map Service (WMS) Approved as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard

Release Date: 
2005-12-09
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Wayland, Mass., December 8, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC®) through its work with ISO announces that its OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification is now available as ISO 19128, a standard titled "IS 19128:2005 Geographic information - Web map server interface." http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=3... The OGC version of this standard is being prepared and will be posted to the OGC website soon.

OGC Teams with GIS Development

Release Date: 
2005-09-16
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Wayland, Mass, and Uttar Pradesh, India, September 16, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and GIS Development Pvt. Ltd recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to grow the market for interoperable geospatial solutions in Asia Pacific and Middle East. The agreement formalizes the organizations' past relationship and details plans for the development and delivery of relevant education programs, conferences, and publications to accelerate awareness and uptake of OGC standards.

OGC Standards Enable Armchair Captains to Track Rolex Fastnet Races

Release Date: 
2005-08-12
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Wayland, Mass, August 12, 2005 - There's a bit of invisible magic enabling the mapping website that shows the current positions of the sailing vessels in this year's Rolex Fastnet race from the Isle of Wight to Plymouth. Visitors to http://www.netandsea.com/fastnetrace/ see colorful maps from Netency with regularly updated data on 10 of the 250 yachts. But what pulls all the data together underneath? Elegant open geospatial standards.

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