OGC Press Releases

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."

OGC Announces Request for Proposals/Call for Participation in the Emergency Mapping Symbology Initiative

Release Date: 
2003-11-20
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Wayland, MA, November 20, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Request for Quotations and a Call For Participation in the Emergency Mapping Symbology (EMS) Initiative. This call seeks interested technology providers to make proposals in response to a defined set of requirements addressing interoperability needs for the use of symbology in emergency mapping.

OGC Partnership With IPE Helps Advance Interoperability

Release Date: 
2003-11-19
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Wayland, MA, November 19, 2003 - The joint work of the Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) and the Institute for Professional Education (IPE) has already impacted the geospatial interoperability landscape. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier this year, IPE and OGC agreed to collaborate on the development and delivery of GIS related educational materials and classes focused on the advancement of interoperability in the geospatial community.

One OpenGIS Specification Approved; One Released for Public Comment

Release Date: 
2003-11-10
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Wayland, Mass., November 10, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) moved two OpenGIS(R) Web Services specifications through the approval process during a meeting held recently in Spain. The Technical and Planning Committees adopted the Web Coverage Service Specification, which defines how to access gridded geographic data and moved the Web Terrain Service Specification, which details how to render vector and raster data as a 3D view, to Request For Comment status.

OGC Announces Availability of Online Compliance Testing

Release Date: 
2003-11-07
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Wayland, MA, November 7, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) recently approved two new compliance tests and a series of tools to encourage software developers to validate software products that implement OpenGIS® Specifications. A new website ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/testing ) provides automated testing for Web Map Service 1.1.1 (WMS) and Web Feature Service 1.0 (WFS), a Geography Markup Language (GML) validation tool and links to reference implementations.

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