OGC Press Releases

OGC Releases OpenGIS Reference Model

Release Date: 
2003-03-29
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Wayland, MA, April 2, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the public release of the OpenGIS(R) Reference Model (ORM). The ORM documents a framework of interoperability for geospatial processing ranging from tightly coupled, real time systems on a single CPU to the "Spatial Web" -- the open environment that enables barrier-free communication of geographic information among users of the World Wide Web. The ORM provides an overall conceptual framework for building geospatial processing into distributed systems in an incremental and interoperable manner.

OGC Members Bring Interoperability to GITA Conference

Release Date: 
2004-04-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 9, 2004 - Today's technologies do not live in a vacuum. Government, business, academia and the public demand that information technologies work together effectively, to enable information sharing. Members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) will demonstrate how that can happen using OpenGIS(R) Interface Specifications at the Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA) Annual Conference 27 in Seattle, Washington April 25-28, 2004.

OGC Calls for Participants in a Major OGC Web Services Testbed

Release Date: 
2005-02-11
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Wayland, MA, February 11, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in a major Interoperability Initiative to develop and enhance OGC Web Services (OWS) standards that enable easy discovery, access and use of geographic data and geoprocessing services. The OGC Web Services Phase 3 (OWS-3) testbed advances OGC Web Services, the set of OpenGIS(R) Specifications for interfaces, schemas and encodings that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web."

OGC® Calls for Participation in Architecture Implementation Pilot

Release Date: 
2007-04-18
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Wayland, MA, March April 18, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has issued a Call for Participation (CFP) in the "Architecture Implementation Pilot," which is a coordinated interoperability initiative of GEOSS, FedEO and Tri-Lateral initiatives. Responses are due by 11 May 2007 and the "Pilot Kickoff Meeting" will be held 5-6 June 2007 in ESRIN the European Space Agency's establishment in Italy.

The OGC(R) Announces Updated OGC Reference Model

Release Date: 
2008-11-17
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November 17, 2008, Wayland, Massachusetts.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced the completion and availability of Version 2.0 of the OGC Reference Model (ORM) at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/orm. The ORM provides a framework for the ongoing work of the OGC and a guide for those who seek to implement interoperable solutions and applications for geospatial services and data.

OGC and iEMSs to Cooperate on Standards for Environmental Modeling

Release Date: 
2010-01-19
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Wayland, MA, 19 January 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the International Environmental Modeling & Software Society (iEMSs) Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in standards development, education and outreach to enable and promote the use of interoperable Web based geospatial technologies in environmental modeling and software tools.

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