OGC Press Releases

Open GIS Consortium Launches OGC User Magazine

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2003-05-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announces OGC User Magazine, a free quarterly e-mail publication that highlights the use of OpenGIS® Specifications in building world class, interoperable solutions for spatial and related technologies. The first issue is currently online at http://www.opengeospatial.org/pressrm/ogcuser/20030430ogc_user.htm .

GITA and Open GIS Consortium Host Emerging Technology Summit II: Spatial Web Services

Release Date: 
2003-05-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - Tim Berners-Lee and former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer will provide the keynote addresses at this year's Emerging Technology Summit, sponsored by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Open GIS Consortium (OGC). The interactive 1.5-day summit will be held June 5 and 6 at the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson's Corner, in Vienna, Virginia. Details on the summit can be found at: http://www.gita.org/events/ets/web_services/open.html .

Local, State, Provincial and Federal Governments Reveal the Power of Interoperability for Critical Infrastructure Protection

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2003-05-08
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - If you took a walk outside in your city or town, and detected a suspicious odor, perhaps caused by a leaking chemical, how would local, state or provincial, all the way up to federal responders share information to be sure there was no threat to public safety? That's the question that communities from all levels of government, on both sides of the U.S./Canada border, came together to explore in a demonstration organized as part of the Open GIS Consortium's Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI).

OGC Issues Request for Technology for Web Services Initiative

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2003-04-30
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 30, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites responses to a Request for Technology (RFT) in support of an OGC Interoperability Initiative called the "OGC Web Services Initiative Phase 2." Responses are due by May 30, 2003. The RFT document is available for download at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/ows2/documents.htm .

OGC Prototyping US Government's Open Platform "GeoSpatial One-Stop Portal"

Release Date: 
2003-04-22
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April 22, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced today that work on the Geospatial One Stop Portal architecture and prototype is well underway by OGC member companies. As of this date, the following companies are actively participating or have agreed to provide technology: Compusult, CubeWerx, Galdos Systems, SAIC, Autodesk, Intergraph, PCI Geomatics, Sapient Technology, Questerra, Oracle and Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC.

OGC Releases Request for Comment for Proposed Location Services Specification

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2003-04-21
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Orleans, France, April 21, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has released the proposed OpenGIS® Location Services (OpenLS™) Implementation Specification for public comment as a Request for Comment (RFC). The RFC defines XML for Location Services, which consists of interfaces for a variety of specific services. Also included in the RFC is a separate document detailing the interface for the Navigation Service Extension.

OGCE Invites Organisations To Qualify For European Virtual Resource Pool

Release Date: 
2003-04-03
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Munich, Germany, April 4, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium (Europe) Limited (OGCE) today announced the creation of the European Virtual Resource Pool (EVPool), and the availability of an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ). Participants in EVPool will undertake critical work to increase understanding of the benefits of OpenGIS® specifications in European business and government pre-procurement settings. EVPool is intended to provide technical support for OGCE projects where strategic evaluation about future investments of interoperable geoprocessing will be made.

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.

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