OGC Press Releases

Explore Geographic Digital Rights Management with the GeoData Alliance and Partners

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2004-04-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 2, 2004 - The GeoData Alliance and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invite interested parties to learn about the requirements for and the application of digital rights management (DRM) to geographic activities in a session May 24, 2004 at the Denver, Colorado Adam's Mark Hotel. The session is being held in conjunction with the ASPRS conference, which runs May 23-28, 2004.

OGC Announces Meetings and Canadian Interoperability Day in Ottawa, April 23

Release Date: 
2004-03-22
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 22, 2004 - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) today announced that PCI Geomatics and GeoConnections -- a national partnership initiative led by Natural Resources Canada that is building the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) -- are hosting the 49th OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings April 19 - 22, 2004 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

OGC Members Bring Interoperability To GeoTec Event

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2004-03-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 19, 2004 - Today's technologies do not live in a vacuum. Government, business, academia and the public demand that the information technologies we depend on work together effectively to enable information sharing. Members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) will demonstrate how that can happen using OpenGIS(R) Interface Specifications at the GeoTec Event 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 28-31, 2004.

OGC Announces Small Company Commercial Membership

Release Date: 
2004-03-01
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Wayland, MA, March 1, 2004. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced a new membership category, the Small Company Commercial Membership. This membership category is designed to make it easier for small companies to be involved in the OGC standards process. To qualify for the Small Company Commercial Membership, companies must provide OGC with documentation showing that their annual revenue is less than US$500,000. The annual membership fee for Small Company Commercial Membership is US$2,000. The fee for standard Associate Membership, for companies with higher revenues, is US$4,000.

Software Developers Leverage Online OGC Compliance Testing Capability

Release Date: 
2004-02-20
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Wayland, Mass., February 20, 2004 - Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) members have implemented a new, automated compliance testing process to validate compliance for software products that implement OpenGIS® Specifications. Since last fall's launch of the Compliance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation (CITE) project, dozens of organizations have used this process, resulting in ten products earning the use of the "Certified OGC Compliant" mark.

OGC Members Show Geospatial Software Interoperability at U.N.

Release Date: 
2004-01-30
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New York City, January 30, 2004 - On January 16 at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City, software vendor members of OGC demonstrated for U.N. staff the interoperability that is now possible between their geographic information systems. Last year, the U.N. ran a successful competitive bid and procurement for a system for use by the UN Headquarters bodies, including the Security Council. The system, now in place, provides flexible and open Web access to geographic information from multiple sources.

OGC Calls for Participants in a Major OGC Web Services Testbed

Release Date: 
2003-11-24
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Wayland, MA, November 24, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in a major Interoperability Initiative to develop and enhance OGC Web Services standards that enable easy discovery, access and use of geographic data and geoprocessing services. The OGC Web Services Phase 2 (OWS-2) testbed advances OGC Web Services (OWS), the set of OpenGIS® Specifications for interfaces, schemas and encodings that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web."

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