OGC Press Releases

OGC Requests Information on Contextual State Description Services

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2004-11-10
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Wayland, MA, November 10, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) has published a Request for Information (RFI) ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfi20 ) to solicit input on technologies related to Contextual State Descriptions (CSD). A CSD describes the "environment" or context in which a service chain executes.

OGC Demonstrates Decision Support Service Chaining

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2004-11-03
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Wayland, MA, November 3, 2004 -- The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) held a successful OGC Web Services 2 (OWS-2) Natural Resources Demo on September 2nd. On Sept. 23, in a "Defense Outbrief," OGC showed how similar capabilities would be applied in a defense scenario. OWS-2 is a multi-threaded initiative to "ruggedize" and extend existing and draft OGC standards into a robust geoprocessing interoperability framework for implementation within enterprises and to achieve interoperability between enterprises.

ISO/TC211 Approves OGC Web Map Service as International Standard

Release Date: 
2004-11-01
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Wayland, MA, November 1, 2004 -- ISO has approved an International Standard developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(TM)) with input from the ISO technical committee responsible for the ISO geographic information: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics. The OpenGIS(R) Web Map Service (WMS) Interface Specification was approved by a ballot of the national bodies that are members of ISO.

OGC Announces Call for Input on Geospatial Digital Rights Management

Release Date: 
2004-10-21
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Call to Action Is Key Step in Averting Proprietary Interface Wayland, MA, October 21, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) today launched a digital rights management (DRM)-related project aimed at collecting essential information from governments, businesses, and academia. The data gathered through the five-minute survey, available for the next 30 days at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=53777639685, will help to shape the development of open standards to manage digital rights for geospatial data and services.

OGC Announces RFQ to Develop Reference Implementation in Kentucky

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2004-10-18
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Wayland, MA, October 18, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to develop and deploy a reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Landscape Census (KLC) Pilot Project advances OGC Web Services (OWS), the set of OpenGIS® Specifications that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web." The implementation will become the basis for the Commonwealth's land cover theme contribution to the U.S.

OGC Interoperability Demo Planned for Interoperability 2004

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2004-10-14
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October 14, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), announced that it will conduct live, multi-vendor demonstrations of Web-based geoprocessing interoperability at "Interoperability 2004 -- Integrating process, organization, systems." This conference, organized by the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) will be held October 20 - 21, 2004 in Washington, DC.

OGC Members Adopt Specification for Catalog Services

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2004-09-22
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Wayland, MA, September 22, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces that the OpenGIS® Catalog Services Specification 2.0 has been adopted by the OGC membership. This specification documents industry consensus on an open, standard interface that enables diverse but conformant applications to perform discovery, browse and query operations against distributed and potentially heterogeneous catalog servers. It includes a number of improvements over the preceding version, version 1.1.1.

OGC Interoperability Demo Planned for SPATIAL-TECH 2004

Release Date: 
2004-09-21
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September 21, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), announced that OGC members exhibiting at the September 26-29 SPATIAL-TECH 2004 national policy symposium and exhibition will participate in an exhibition floor interoperability demonstration. This demonstration will highlight the standards-based interoperability that must exist between different vendors' software in times of crisis, when rapid communication between federal, state and local government agencies is critical.

Mark Reichardt Named President of OGC

Release Date: 
2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today the appointment of Mark Reichardt to the newly created position of President & Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity Mr. Reichardt will assume day-to-day operational management of the company and responsibility for implementation of the corporate business plan. In his new position Mr. Reichardt is also appointed to the OGC Board of Directors and will serve on the board's Executive Committee.

OGC Names New CTO and Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture

Release Date: 
2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today that the OGC Board of Directors has voted to appoint Dr. Carl Reed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and that George Percivall has joined the OGC as Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture. These staff changes reflect OGC's commitment to maintaining the technology management excellence that has made it the preeminent consensus standards organization in the geospatial technologies industry.

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