OGC Press Releases

Autodesk Becomes OGC Principal Plus Member

Release Date: 
2002-09-18
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Wayland, MA, September 19, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has become the first Principal Plus level OGC member. Autodesk's decision to participate at this new level underscores its commitment to geospatial interoperability, the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) industry, and the OGC. Autodesk has been an OGC member since 1994 and has been involved in several of its programs, including the recent OGC Web Services Initiative.

OGC Seeks Interested Parties for Public Transit Modeling Activity

Release Date: 
2002-09-09
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Wayland, MA, September 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites expressions of interest from industry organizations to participate in a Model Advisory Team (MAT) regarding a nationwide Transportation Framework Data Content Standard, specifically the Public Transit component. This Transit MAT will develop data content standards and an associated Abstract Feature Model in Unified Modeling Language (UML), which will support the exchange of mapping information about public transit features between cooperating organizations and communities.

OGC Seeks Interested Parties for Air Transportation Modeling Activity

Release Date: 
2002-09-09
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Wayland, MA, September 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites expressions of interest from industry organizations to participate in a Model Advisory Team (MAT) regarding a nationwide Transportation Framework Data Content Standard, specifically the Air Transportation component. This Air MAT will develop data content standards and an associated Abstract Feature Model in Unified Modeling Language (UML), which will support the exchange of mapping information about air transportation features between cooperating organizations and communities.

OGC Seeks Participants to Tackle Specification Testing Issues

Release Date: 
2002-08-27
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Wayland, MA, August 27, 2002 - Today, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) released a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the Conformance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation (CITE) Initiative. The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) are sponsoring the initiative to advance conformance testing within the consortium.

OGC Seeks Quotations/Participation in Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative

Release Date: 
2002-08-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 19, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites responses to a Call for Participation/Request for Quotation (RFP/RFQ) for OGC Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Phase 1 (CIPI-1). The document is available for download at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/cipi/documents.htm .

Twenty-one Participants Join Sponsors to Kick off OGC Web Services 1.2 Initiative

Release Date: 
2002-08-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) kicked off the second threadset of its Web Services Initiative Phase 1 (OWS-1.2) recently with a four day meeting in Herndon, Virginia. OWS is long-term project that aims to advance interoperable geospatial and imagery web services technology, support development of a multi-vendor portable demonstration, and feed requirements and recommendations into OGC's OpenGIS Specification process.

OGC Seeks Interested Parties for Geospatial One-Stop Transportation Pilot Activity

Release Date: 
2002-07-01
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Wayland, MA, July 8, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invites expressions of interest from industry organizations to participate in a Model Advisory Team (MAT) regarding a nationwide Transportation Framework Data Content Standard. This Roads MAT will develop data content standards and an associated Abstract Feature Model in Unified Modeling Language (UML), which will support the exchange of mapping information about roads between cooperating organizations and communities.

OGC and Columbia Earth Institute Partner to Explore Interoperability

Release Date: 
2002-06-20
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 20, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at advancing the global information infrastructure and supporting multidisciplinary research in the Earth sciences and sustainability.

Successful OGC Demonstration Launches FEMA Hazard Mapping Framework

Release Date: 
2002-06-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) working with OGC and industry partners, has developed and made operational a technology framework for the sharing of geographic data related to natural hazards. OGC's FEMA-sponsored Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 (MMI-1) concluded with a successful demonstration on May 9, 2002 of a standards-based framework for discovery, access, and distribution of multi-hazard map data.

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