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.

OGC and FGDC Grow Interoperability in Local Governments

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2001-09-14
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 17, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) held a workshop in early September to teach two dozen students the basics of implementing OpenGIS® Web Map Server (WMS) based services. The workshop aimed to connect new local government hosted map servers with National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Clearinghouse data catalogs to enable greater use of spatial information.

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 Demonstrates the Future of Interoperable Web Services

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2003-01-17
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Gaithersburg, MD, USA, January 17, 2003 - Sponsors, participants and invited guests joined the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) at Lockheed Martin recently to view the results of the OGC Web Services 1.2 Testbed initiative. The demonstration focused on three emergency response situations in a mock Department of Homeland Security Emergency Operations Center, showing how recent advances in OGC's interoperability architecture enable integration of geospatial information and geoprocessing software via the World Wide Web.

OGC Calls for Participants in a Major OGC Web Services Testbed

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2003-11-24
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Wayland, MA, November 24, 2003 - The Open GIS 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 standards that enable easy discovery, access and use of geographic data and geoprocessing services. The OGC Web Services Phase 2 (OWS-2) testbed advances OGC Web Services (OWS), the set of OpenGIS® Specifications for interfaces, schemas and encodings that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web."

OGC Announces RFQ to Develop Reference Implementation in Kentucky

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2004-10-18
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Wayland, MA, October 18, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to develop and deploy a reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Landscape Census (KLC) Pilot Project advances OGC Web Services (OWS), the set of OpenGIS® Specifications that comprise the interoperability framework for the emerging "Spatial Web." The implementation will become the basis for the Commonwealth's land cover theme contribution to the U.S.

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