OGC Press Releases

Siemens Nixdorf Becomes a Principal Member of the Open GIS Consortium

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1997-03-24
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, March 24, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems AG (SNI) has become a Principal Member of the consortium. As a Principal Member, SNI has a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs.

CANRI, Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure Team Join OGC Web Services Initiative

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2001-12-12
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 12, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Community Access to Natural Resources Information (CANRI) has joined the OGC Web Services Initiative (OWS). OWS is part of OGC's Interoperability Program, which aims to build an evolutionary, standards-based framework that will enable seamless integration of a variety of online geoprocessing and location services. CANRI is responsible for providing key environmental information over the Web from government agencies and other organizations in New South Wales, Australia.

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 Sponsors for Property and Land Initiative

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2003-03-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 25, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Call for Sponsors for a Planning Activity that may support future development of an OGC Property and Land Information (PLI) Initiative. This planning activity will seek interested Sponsors to provide input on technology requirements and concepts to foster development of next-generation interoperable networked architectures and capabilities to enable broader sharing and application of property data and land information between collaborating organizations.

Explore Geographic Digital Rights Management with the GeoData Alliance and Partners

Release Date: 
2004-04-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 2, 2004 - The GeoData Alliance and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) invite interested parties to learn about the requirements for and the application of digital rights management (DRM) to geographic activities in a session May 24, 2004 at the Denver, Colorado Adam's Mark Hotel. The session is being held in conjunction with the ASPRS conference, which runs May 23-28, 2004.

GeoRSS Buzz Permeates Location Intelligence Conference

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2006-05-03
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Wayland, Mass., May 03, 2006 - During the recent Location Intelligence 2006 conference, an emerging standard for geo-enabling RSS feeds, GeoRSS, garnered much positive attention. Currently sponsored by several organizations, including the OGC, GeoRSS embeds location into RSS feeds. With this information included, the feed can be mapped by a GeoRSS-enabled client. GeoRSS is detailed at www.georss.org.

Robert Frances Group Joins OGC® to Advance Location Into Business

Release Date: 
2007-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2007 - Robert Frances Group (RFG), an international Information Technology consulting and research group and the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of geospatial technologies in business. The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable organizations to better leverage and benefit from location information.

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Takes Strategic Membership in the OGC®

Release Date: 
2008-01-29
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Wayland, MA, January 29, 2008. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org) announced that Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has increased its level of membership in the OGC to become a Strategic Member. Strategic Membership is the highest level of membership in the OGC. Strategic Members provide significant resources to support OGC objectives in the form of funding for program initiatives and staff resources inserted into the OGC process.

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