OGC Press Releases

OGC Delivers an Open Platform for "Geospatial Portal Operations"

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2003-07-02
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July 02, 2003 Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces the achievement of a major milestone in geoprocessing and information technology -- the completion of a multi-vendor standards-based geospatial data and services portal, along with a comprehensive portal architecture designed to serve as a community-wide template for advancing geospatial portal capability and capacity worldwide.

Questerra Joins OGC as Strategic Member

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2003-06-27
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Wayland, MA, June 27, 2003 - Questerra, a wholly owned subsidiary of MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), and the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) have announced that Questerra has become a Strategic Member of the OGC. As a leading provider of Web-based spatial visualization and analysis solutions for industry and government, Questerra has a strong interest in playing a leadership role in the development, promotion and implementation of OGC's OpenGIS(R) Specifications for interoperability interfaces.

OGC Members Approve Release of Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment Architecture

Release Date: 
2003-06-27
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Wayland, MA, June 27, 2003 - The ability to share, integrate and apply information between collaborating communities for critical infrastructure protection and emergency response has been a challenge for many years. Recently, OGC members voted to release a document describing the Critical Infrastructure Collaborative Environment (CICE) Architecture. The CICE Architecture can be downloaded at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/cip/ .

OGC Board Approves IPR Policies To Further Safeguard Open, Public Standards

Release Date: 
2003-06-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that its Board of Directors voted on May 27, 2003 to reaffirm OGC's intellectual property rights (IPR) policy (http://www.opengeospatial.org/legal/ipr.htm). OGC's IPR policy is designed to protect the Consortium's standards framework from patents that would impede development of open infrastructure for interoperable geoprocessing.

OGC Releases Web Map Service Cookbook

Release Date: 
2003-05-28
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Wayland, MA, May 28, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the availability of the Web Map Service (WMS) Cookbook version 1.0, the first in a planned series of books detailing the implementation and use of OpenGIS(R) Specifications. WMS defines interfaces for Web-based software to learn about, retrieve, merge and query maps. The Cookbook provides the basic understanding and steps needed for implementing and exploiting the WMS interface and related technologies.

Open GIS Consortium Launches OGC User Magazine

Release Date: 
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

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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 .

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