OGC Press Releases

Ron Lake Receives OGC's Gardels Award

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2002-06-14
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 14, 2002. At the June meeting of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) in London, Ron Lake received OGC's fourth annual Kenneth G. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geographic information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

NASA Now a Strategic Member of OGC

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2002-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) upgraded its membership level from Principal Member to Strategic Member. NASA has been a member of OGC since it's founding in 1994. NASA recognized the importance of OGC's role in advancing interoperability in a consensus forum, and provided OGC with initial funding to start operations through a Cooperative Agreement Notice entitled "Public Use of Earth and Space Science Data Over the Internet".

Federal Geographic Data Committee Chooses OGC Strategic Membership

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2002-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 04, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the US Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has raised its membership level from Principal Member to Strategic Member. This action will further the organization's collaborative efforts to realize the vision of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI): To make geospatial data readily available locally, nationally, and globally to contribute to economic growth, environmental quality, stability, and social progress.

OGC and AGILE Partner to Weave GI Educators and Students into the Future of GeoSpatial Interoperability

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2002-05-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 28, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at creating a program of jointly supported educational and market development activities designed to benefit the members of both organizations and the geospatial community as a whole. The signing took place during the AGILE 5th Conference in Palma, Spain.

OGC Issues Critical Infrastructure "Call for Communities"

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2002-05-22
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Wayland, MA, USA. On May 22, 2002, the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) issued a Call for Communities (CFC) to express interest in participating in future OGC interoperability initiatives. The Call also invites communities to respond to a policy initiative survey. Both activities are designed to improve sharing of geographic information in support of Critical Infrastructure Protection and National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

OGC Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions Becomes OGC Strategic Member

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2002-05-13
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Wayland, MA, May 13, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions, a business division of Intergraph Corporation, has upgraded its OGC membership to the Strategic level - the Consortium's highest level of membership. Intergraph's longstanding support of OGC, coupled with this new membership level affirms its strong commitment to geospatial interoperability.

OGC Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Demonstration Planned for May 9

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2002-04-26
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 26, 2002 - How can emergency managers and planners improve their ability to access critical data needed to deal with natural hazards? The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 (MMI-1) is tackling just that question in preparation for a public demonstration on May 9, 2002. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the initiative will develop and test a standards based framework for the discovery and distribution of multi-hazard map data between federal, state, and local emergency management agencies.

Carl Katz Joins OGC as Director of Documentation and Knowledge Management

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2002-04-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 19, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Carl Katz has joined the organization as Director of Documentation and Knowledge Management. Mr. Katz brings over 10 years of experience developing and managing corporate knowledge. Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Katz was the Director of Knowledge Management for USPowerSolutions, where he developed programs to improve enterprise collaboration, document management, corporate education, product development, and process adoption. Before USPowerSolutions, Mr.

OGC and AMI-C Partner to Explore Cross Industry Interoperability for Location Services

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2002-04-16
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Wayland, MA, and Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA, April 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMI-C) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at aligning OpenGIS® specifications, programs and processes with the information requirements, specifications and programs of the automotive industry. This cooperation extends into electronic location services and navigation programs, processes and related specifications released by AMI-C and OGC.

OGC Demonstrates Geographic Web Services Interoperability

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2002-04-05
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Reston, VA, USA, April 5, 2002. On March 7, 2002, OGC members completed an on-line OGC Web Services (OWS) 1.1 demonstration in which a variety of commercial and government geoprocessing servers, clients and middleware seamlessly communicated using interoperability interfaces. Attended by OWS 1.1 initiative sponsors, government managers and industry executives, this demonstration illustrated the success of OGC's Interoperability Program as a way to achieve rapid industry agreement leading to open interfaces.

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