OGC Press Releases

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.

Partnership Announces Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation

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2004-06-11
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June 11, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Web Simulation Partnership -- the Object Management Group (OMG), Open GIS Consortium (OGC), Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), and Web3D Consortium -- together announced that they are hosting the "First Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation." The four organizations agreed last year to collaborate on open, non-proprietary standards for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and related technologies. The workshop will illuminate the current state of the technology and help establish a plan for going forward.

OGC Invites Participation in Web Services Interoperability Experiment

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2004-05-25
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Wayland, MA, May 25, 2004 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) invites participation in an "Interoperability Experiment" that will result in a proposed XML schema for encoding OGC Web Services Context documents (OWS Context). Cadcorp, DM Solutions, GeoConnections/Natural Resources Canada, and IONIC Software have initiated the "OGC Web Services Context Document Schema Interoperability Experiment".

OGC Announces First Interoperability Experiment Tackling LandXML and GML Interoperability

Release Date: 
2004-05-25
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Wayland, MA, May 11, 2004 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced that its first Interoperability Experiment (IE) will test a GML 3.0 application schema for encoding LandXML 1.0 documents (LandGML) and will provide a tool to transform LandXML 1.0 documents into LandGML documents. In a second phase, a tool will be developed to transform LandGML documents to LandXML 1.0 documents.

OGC Announces Canadian Interoperability Day to be held in Ottawa April 23

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2004-04-16
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Wayland, MA, April 16, 2004. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced the Canadian Interoperability Day, an all-day event to be held on April 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Interoperability Day is sponsored by OGC, PCI Geomatics and GeoConnections -- a Canadian partnership initiative led by Natural Resources Canada.

OGC Members Bring Interoperability to GITA Conference

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2004-04-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 9, 2004 - Today's technologies do not live in a vacuum. Government, business, academia and the public demand that information technologies 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 Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA) Annual Conference 27 in Seattle, Washington April 25-28, 2004.

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