OGC Press Releases

OGC Approves Major Specifications for GeoSpatial Web Services

Release Date: 
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.

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.

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