OGC Press Releases

OGC Announces New Local, State and Provincial Membership Levels

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2002-12-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that it is offering new classes of associate membership for local, state and provincial governments. Government Agency State/Province and Government Agency Local/Other Associate Members are granted non-voting membership in OGC's Technical Committee and have access to all written and electronic Technical Committee communication. Membership benefits include the ability to participate in Technical Committee working groups and subcommittees as well as in OGC Interoperability Initiatives.

OGC Demonstrates Open Location Based Services - European Debut Occurs at IIR's GIS In Telecoms Conference

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2002-12-04
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA. December 2, 2002 - Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have publicly demonstrated a set of prototype interfaces and schemas that support Location Based Services (LBS) interoperability. The goal of OGC's OpenLS(TM) (Open Location Services) Testbed initiative is to enable telecommunications companies and LBS providers to efficiently implement interoperable LBS applications that can seamlessly access multiple content repositories and service frameworks and that work across the world's many different wireless networks and devices.

OGC Announces Successful Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Kickoff

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2002-11-20
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Wayland, MA, USA, November 20, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Phase 1 of its Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI-1) recently began with a successful kick-off meeting held in Reston, Virginia. CIPI aims to test the application of interoperable technology to meet critical infrastructure protection needs for coordination of geospatial data and services between national, state, provincial, and other local governments, commercial, and non-government organizations.

Geospatial One-Stop Portal Call for Additional Requirements

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2002-11-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, November 7, 2002 - The Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) initiative recently issued a Call for Additional Requirements for the Geospatial One-Stop Portal (see http://www.geo-one-stop.gov/cfar/ ). The GOS Portal will rely in part on interoperability specifications such as those published by the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC).

OGC Demonstrates Open Location Based Services Interfaces

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2002-10-31
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 30, 2002 - Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have publicly demonstrated a set of prototype interfaces and schemas that support Location-Based Services (LBS) interoperability. The goal is to enable telecommunications companies to efficiently implement interoperable LBS applications that can seamlessly access multiple content repositories and service frameworks and that work across the world's many different wireless networks and devices.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Web Services Initiative Feasibility Study

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2002-10-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 28, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a Call for Sponsors for a Feasibility Study that will support the next phase of the OGC Web Services (OWS) Initiative. The OWS Phase 2 (OWS-2) Feasibility Study will seek community input and technology concepts to support efforts directed at understanding emerging technology areas for the next-generation of web based interoperable geoprocessing and location services.

OGC Seeks Quotations/Participation in the GeoSpatial One-Stop Transportation Pilot Initiative and Demonstration

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2002-10-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that a Request for Quotations (RFQ)/Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Geospatial One-Stop Transportation Pilot (GOS-TP) Initiative and Demonstration. The document is available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/gos-tp/ . This initiative is part of a larger Geospatial One-Stop project currently underway by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

OGC's President Receives CIO Magazine's 20/20 Award

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2002-10-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that OGC President, David Schell this week received a CIO Magazine 20/20 Vision award as a "visionary creator/seller of technology." Mr. Schell will participate with other 20/20 Vision award winners on a panel moderated by Esther Dyson at CIO Magazine's Perspectives Conference, Oct. 6 - 8 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA. See http://www.cio.com/archive/100102/honoree_dev.html

OGC Approves Major Specifications for GeoSpatial Web Services

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2002-09-27
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Wayland, MA, September 27, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that three new OpenGIS® Specifications were approved at the recent meeting in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The Web Feature Service Interface Specification (WFS), the Filter Encoding Implementation Specification and the Style Layer Descriptor (SLD) Implementation Specification are significant contributions to the Spatial Web - moving the global community closer to the OGC vision of ubiquitous geospatial integration on the Web, regardless of hardware platform, device or software.

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