OGC Press Releases

OGC Event to Highlight Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Solutions

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2004-09-03
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September 3, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), NAVTEQ and the Chicago Geospatial Exchange invite those interested in geospatial technologies and telematics to attend "OGC Industry Day - Geospatial Requirements for Telematics" on Monday, 13 September, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza in downtown Chicago.

Open GIS Consortium Becomes Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

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2004-09-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 1, 2004 - Today the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced it has changed its name to the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. The new name reflects the Consortium's wide scope of work in a broad geospatial marketplace that includes not only geographic information systems (GIS), but also mapping, earth imaging, sensor webs, and mobile wireless services. It also highlights the importance of OGC Web services standards as part of information technology best practices for integrating geospatial processing into service oriented architectures and enterprise workflows.

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference to be held in Cairo

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2004-08-25
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August 25, 2004, Reston, VA: "From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics" is the title of the 8th GSDI Conference to be held 16-21 April 2005 in Cairo, Egypt. "The role of spatial data and spatial data infrastructures in an information society" is a major theme. The GSDI Association (Global Spatial Data Infrastructure) http://www.gsdi.org/ will hold this conference in conjunction with the Federation of International Surveyors (FIG) .

Spatial Software Buyers Look for Technology Products Supporting Standards

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2004-08-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 10, 2004 - When shopping for software, buyers look at features, price and other factors. For those looking to add spatial software to the mix, one key factor is whether or not the product supports standards from the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC). The Consortium offers a website where products that implement any of its 14 implementation specifications can be listed by their developers. http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/products

OGC Announces Call for Sponsors for Spatial Web Services Initiative

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2004-08-04
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August 4, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) has issued a call for sponsors for an OGC Web Services (OWS 3) interoperability initiative, a test bed activity to advance OGC's open framework for interoperability in the geospatial industry. Interested organizations are invited to attend an all day informal planning meeting on 25 August 2004 in Herndon, Virginia.

New OGC Digital Rights Management and University Working Groups

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2004-07-23
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July 23, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. At the OGC's 50th Technical Committee meeting this month in Southampton, UK, two new Technical Committee working groups were formed: the Geospatial Digital Rights Management Working Group (GeoDRM WG) and the University Working Group (University WG). GeoDRM Working Group As geographic content becomes widely available over ubiquitous networks, it becomes easier to distribute, share, copy and alter that data. Many organizations involved in the production and trading of geodata need to protect their rights to the data.

Geospatial Software Vendors Declare OGC Plugfest a Success

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2004-07-19
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July 19, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The first "OGC Plugfest" was held June 16 at the OGC's 50th Technical Committee Meeting meetings in Southampton, UK. A plugfest is an event at which vendors gather in a cooperative effort to test and improve interoperability between their product implementations of standards specifications.

OGC Celebrates Decade of Cooperation in the Geospatial Industry

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2004-06-28
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June 28, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. Earlier this month, the Open GISConsortium (OGC) held its 50th Technical Committee Meeting, hosted by theOrdnance Survey (OS) in Southampton, UK. This milestone event marks adecade of cooperation among industry, universities and the public andprivate sector organizations that use geospatial technology. Theseorganizations have collaborated to develop and deploy open, publiclyavailable standards for use by the geospatial and IT communities.

Martin Daly Receives OGC's Gardels Award

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2004-06-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 28, 2004. At the June meeting of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) in Southampton, UK, Martin Daly received the annual Kenneth G. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award is awarded each year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advancing the OGC vision of geographic information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

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