OGC Press Releases

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

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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

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

Release Date: 
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"

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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.

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