OGC Press Releases

BAE SYSTEMS Continues Strategic Member Role in OGC

Release Date: 
2003-04-03
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Wayland, MA, April 3, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced that BAE SYSTEMS has renewed its Strategic Membership in OGC. Strategic Membership is the highest level of membership in OGC. BAE SYSTEMS joined OGC in 1995 and has been a Strategic Member of the Consortium since 2001. As a premier integrator for the geoprocessing and imagery communities and as a Strategic Member in OGC, BAE SYSTEMS plays a leading role in the development, understanding and implementation of OGC's OpenGIS Specifications for interoperability interfaces.

OGC Releases OpenGIS Reference Model

Release Date: 
2003-03-29
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Wayland, MA, April 2, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the public release of the OpenGIS(R) Reference Model (ORM). The ORM documents a framework of interoperability for geospatial processing ranging from tightly coupled, real time systems on a single CPU to the "Spatial Web" -- the open environment that enables barrier-free communication of geographic information among users of the World Wide Web. The ORM provides an overall conceptual framework for building geospatial processing into distributed systems in an incremental and interoperable manner.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Property and Land Initiative

Release Date: 
2003-03-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 25, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Call for Sponsors for a Planning Activity that may support future development of an OGC Property and Land Information (PLI) Initiative. This planning activity will seek interested Sponsors to provide input on technology requirements and concepts to foster development of next-generation interoperable networked architectures and capabilities to enable broader sharing and application of property data and land information between collaborating organizations.

OGC To Demonstrate Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative

Release Date: 
2003-03-05
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 5, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc.'s (OGC) Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI) adds real world insight to the challenges of working with vital geospatial information and services required to support Critical Infrastructure Protection. OGC will hold a demonstration on March 27th at the Cleary International Center in Windsor, Ontario, to outline the results of the first of a series of pilots, which focus on the Detroit/Windsor area. Both U.S. and Canadian organizations are participating in this important study, contributing staff and data resources.

OGC and IPE Announce Classes in Geospatial Interoperability

Release Date: 
2003-02-27
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Wayland, MA, February 27, 2003 - The first classes resulting from collaboration between the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Institute for Professional Education (IPE) are now available for registration. IPE and OGC agreed to collaborate in the development and delivery of GIS related education for advancement of interoperability favorable to the interests of their members and the public, and to raise awareness of and interest in the organizations' missions.

OGC Members Bring Interoperability To Key GIS Events in March

Release Date: 
2003-02-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, February 25, 2003 - Today's technologies cannot exist in a vacuum. Government, business, academia and the public demand technologies that work together - allowing us to communicate and share information more effectively. Members of the Open GIS Consortium are prepared to show how that can happen using OpenGIS Interface Specifications at the 26th Annual GITA Conference in San Antonio Texas, March 3-6 and the GeoTec Event in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 16-19.

OGC Seeks Comment on Proposed Web Map Context Specification

Release Date: 
2003-02-17
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Wayland, MA, February 19, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces a Request for Comment (RFC) on the proposed Web Map Context Documents Implementation Specification. This proposed specification describes a standardized approach to enable the capture and maintenance of the context - or state information - of a Web Map Server (WMS) request so that this information can be reused easily in the future user session.

OGC Elects Board of Directors

Release Date: 
2003-02-12
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February 12, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) biennial election of directors has been completed. Eight sitting directors have been re-elected and five new directors have been elected. New directors are nominated by the board and are elected by the OGC Planning Committee, which oversees implementation of OGC's technology development plan in accordance with strategic directions set by the board.

OGC Approves GML 3

Release Date: 
2003-02-05
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February 6, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announces the approval and release of Geography Markup Language version 3.0 (GML 3). GML 3 defines a data encoding in XML that allows geographic data and its attributes to be moved between disparate systems with ease. The new release is modular, meaning that users can select out only the parts necessary for use, which simplifies and minimizes the size of implementations.

US Army Corps of Engineers Receives OGC Vision Award

Release Date: 
2003-01-31
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Wayland, MA, February 12, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently presented the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with the first annual OGC Vision Award. Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commanding General of the USACE, accepted the award. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution the USACE has made to the organization and growth of OGC, an international public/private partnership working to make geographic information and services openly accessible across multiple platforms and devices.

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