OGC Press Releases

New Members Join Open GIS Consortium in November and December, 1996

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1997-01-02
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA January 2, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that in November and December, 1996, the following organizations became members of the consortium: Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) joined as a Principal Member of the consortium. Principal Members have a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs. Autodesk, Inc., (Sausalito, CA) already a member, increased their level of participation to Principal Member.

New OGC Digital Rights Management and University Working Groups

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2004-07-23
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July 23, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. At the OGC's 50th Technical Committee meeting this month in Southampton, UK, two new Technical Committee working groups were formed: the Geospatial Digital Rights Management Working Group (GeoDRM WG) and the University Working Group (University WG). GeoDRM Working Group As geographic content becomes widely available over ubiquitous networks, it becomes easier to distribute, share, copy and alter that data. Many organizations involved in the production and trading of geodata need to protect their rights to the data.

New OGC Domain Working Group for Mobile Location Services

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2014-06-04
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4 June 2014. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) membership has formed the Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group (DWG). The new group will replace both the existing Mass Market and OpenLS working groups. In an effort to better reflect the current technology market this new DWG will be focused on interoperability in a number of key areas including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), SensorWeb, Points of Interest, Augmented Reality, geofencing and related location services.

New Open Technology For Maps On The Web

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1999-08-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 24, 1999: Maps and map queries will become a much more important part of the Web thanks to two key interoperability standards passed by members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) on August 13 in Southampton, England. The standards will make it much easier for businesses, citizens, and governments to find, view, pan, zoom, overlay, and query geographical images and maps on the Worldwide Web.

NGA Receives OGC Vision Award

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2007-10-18
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October 18, 2007, Wayland, MA - At a special presentation ceremony and reception at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. on October 17, 2007, David Schell, Chairman of the Board of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), presented the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with the OGC Vision Award.

The OGC Vision Award, an inscribed marble and brass globe, was established to recognize the remarkable contribution of a member institution to advance the Consortium's vision of the benefits of geospatial information in the world community.

NGA Standards Document Features OGC Specifications

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2007-02-20
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Wayland, Mass., February 20, 2007. The U.S. Department of Defense National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has issued a document, "Enabling A Common Vision" (http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=19983), which outlines the overall National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) standards baseline. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Specifications figure prominently in this U.S. Federal and national baseline.

NRCan becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2015-08-13
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13 August 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has raised its membership level from Technical level to Principal level. Led through the GeoConnections Program at the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO), Natural Resources Canada has been an active member in the OGC since1998.

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