OGC Press Releases

OGC Announces RFQ to Develop Reference Implementation in Kentucky

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2004-10-18
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Wayland, MA, October 18, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to develop and deploy a reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Landscape Census (KLC) Pilot Project advances OGC Web Services (OWS), the set of OpenGIS® Specifications that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web." The implementation will become the basis for the Commonwealth's land cover theme contribution to the U.S.

OGC Interoperability Demo Planned for Interoperability 2004

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2004-10-14
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October 14, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), announced that it will conduct live, multi-vendor demonstrations of Web-based geoprocessing interoperability at "Interoperability 2004 -- Integrating process, organization, systems." This conference, organized by the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) will be held October 20 - 21, 2004 in Washington, DC.

OGC Members Adopt Specification for Catalog Services

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2004-09-22
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Wayland, MA, September 22, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces that the OpenGIS® Catalog Services Specification 2.0 has been adopted by the OGC membership. This specification documents industry consensus on an open, standard interface that enables diverse but conformant applications to perform discovery, browse and query operations against distributed and potentially heterogeneous catalog servers. It includes a number of improvements over the preceding version, version 1.1.1.

OGC Interoperability Demo Planned for SPATIAL-TECH 2004

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2004-09-21
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September 21, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), announced that OGC members exhibiting at the September 26-29 SPATIAL-TECH 2004 national policy symposium and exhibition will participate in an exhibition floor interoperability demonstration. This demonstration will highlight the standards-based interoperability that must exist between different vendors' software in times of crisis, when rapid communication between federal, state and local government agencies is critical.

Mark Reichardt Named President of OGC

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2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today the appointment of Mark Reichardt to the newly created position of President & Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity Mr. Reichardt will assume day-to-day operational management of the company and responsibility for implementation of the corporate business plan. In his new position Mr. Reichardt is also appointed to the OGC Board of Directors and will serve on the board's Executive Committee.

OGC Names New CTO and Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture

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2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today that the OGC Board of Directors has voted to appoint Dr. Carl Reed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and that George Percivall has joined the OGC as Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture. These staff changes reflect OGC's commitment to maintaining the technology management excellence that has made it the preeminent consensus standards organization in the geospatial technologies industry.

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) .

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