OGC Press Releases

OGC Elects Board of Directors

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2003-02-12
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February 12, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) biennial election of directors has been completed. Eight sitting directors have been re-elected and five new directors have been elected. New directors are nominated by the board and are elected by the OGC Planning Committee, which oversees implementation of OGC's technology development plan in accordance with strategic directions set by the board.

OGC Approves GML 3

Release Date: 
2003-02-05
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February 6, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announces the approval and release of Geography Markup Language version 3.0 (GML 3). GML 3 defines a data encoding in XML that allows geographic data and its attributes to be moved between disparate systems with ease. The new release is modular, meaning that users can select out only the parts necessary for use, which simplifies and minimizes the size of implementations.

US Army Corps of Engineers Receives OGC Vision Award

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2003-01-31
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Wayland, MA, February 12, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently presented the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with the first annual OGC Vision Award. Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commanding General of the USACE, accepted the award. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution the USACE has made to the organization and growth of OGC, an international public/private partnership working to make geographic information and services openly accessible across multiple platforms and devices.

Ron Fresne Joins OGC as Initiatives Manager

Release Date: 
2003-01-21
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Wayland, MA, January 21, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Ron Fresne has joined OGC's staff as Interoperability Initiatives Manager. Working with teams of technologists from agencies, companies, and universities around the world, he will have overall responsibility for ensuring the successful execution of OGC Interoperability Initiatives, which include testbeds, pilot projects, feasibility studies and other activities.

OGC Demonstrates the Future of Interoperable Web Services

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2003-01-17
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Gaithersburg, MD, USA, January 17, 2003 - Sponsors, participants and invited guests joined the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) at Lockheed Martin recently to view the results of the OGC Web Services 1.2 Testbed initiative. The demonstration focused on three emergency response situations in a mock Department of Homeland Security Emergency Operations Center, showing how recent advances in OGC's interoperability architecture enable integration of geospatial information and geoprocessing software via the World Wide Web.

OGC Approves Important Spatial Catalog Specification

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2003-01-17
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Wayland, MA, January 22, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced industry approval of an expanded version of the OpenGIS® Catalog Service Implementation Specification. The OpenGIS Catalog Service Specification version 1.1.1 documents industry consensus regarding an open, standard interface to online catalogs for geographic information and web-accessible geoprocessing services.

OGC Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Moves Forward With Strong Industry Commitments

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2003-01-15
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Wayland, MA, USA, January 17, 2003 - Four industry leaders, Autodesk, BAE SYSTEMS, Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions and Northrop Grumman Information Technology (IT) have committed significant resources to the Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI). 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 local governments and commercial and non-government organizations.

OGC Launches OpenGIS Conformance Testing Initiative

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2003-01-10
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Wayland, MA, January 10, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) recently launched its Conformance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation Initiative (CITE). CITE is the first of a series of initiatives addressing interoperability verification and validation. The expected outcome is an OGC-approved process by which software vendors can test and validate their products' conformance with OGC's Web-based OpenGIS(R) Specifications.

OGC Announces Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Phase 2 Kickoff

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2003-01-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, January 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Phase 2 of its Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI-2) has begun with a successful kick-off meeting recently. CIPI aims to test the application of interoperable technology to help national, state, provincial, and other local governments, commercial, and non-government organizations better manage emergency situations. The initiative does this by coordinating geospatial data and services to meet critical infrastructure protection needs. The Geography Division of the U.S.

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Web Coverage Service Specification

Release Date: 
2002-12-18
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Thousand Oaks, CA, December 18, 2002 - At last week's Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meetings, the Coverage Working Group, the OGC Technical Committee, and the OGC Planning Committee voted to release the proposed Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Specification, for public comment, as a Request for Comment (RFC). The RFC details draft interfaces that allow gridded and certain non-gridded geospatial data on a server to be accessed and used by client software as input into spatial model, local rendering and other uses.

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