OGC Press Releases

OGC Demos Results of OGC Web Services Test bed

Release Date: 
2006-12-21
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Jersey City, NJ, December 21, 2006 - On December 7 and 8 at an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, members of the Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) demonstrated systems with open interfaces supporting an emergency response to a hypothetical 'dirty bomb' incident. The demonstration showed the results of the OGC's fourth successful OGC Web Services test bed activity (OWS-4). The audience consisted mainly of high level decision makers involved in disaster management.

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Adds Microsoft as Principal Member

Release Date: 
2007-10-22
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Industry Leaders Support Organization's Commitment to Geospatial Interoperability



Wayland, MA and San Antonio, TX, October 23, 2007 - Today, at the annual Geoint 2007 Symposium, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Microsoft Corporation has joined the consortium as a Principal Member. Government agencies worldwide are realizing the power of geospatial applications to meet their missions in ways that are unprecedented - from public safety applications to famine and hunger relief.

PCI Geomatics Becomes OGC Principal-Plus Member

Release Date: 
2008-07-17
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Wayland, Mass., July 17, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced today that PCI Geomatics has upgraded its membership level from Principal to Principal Plus. PCI Geomatics' decision to participate at this new level underscores its commitment to geospatial interoperability, the geospatial industry, and the OGC. PCI Geomatics (as PCI Remote Sensing) was one of the eight charter members of OGC at its founding in 1994.

Register for October 7 OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit!

Release Date: 
2009-09-16
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September 16, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) has a limited number of registrations available for the Spatial Law and Policy Summit that will be held at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from government and the private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to geospatial technology are invited to register and attend.

Nadine Alameh Joins OGC as Director, Interoperability Programs

Release Date: 
2010-05-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Dr. Nadine Alameh has been appointed as a Director, Interoperability Programs for the Consortium. In her new position, Nadine plans and manages OGC Interoperability Initiatives, which include testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments designed to develop, test and validate specifications in support of developing standards for geospatial information.

OGC Seeks Comments on Open GeoSMS - Candidate Standard for Location in Short Message Service

Release Date: 
2011-03-25
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25 March 2011 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks public comment on the candidate OGC Open GeoSMS Standard - Core.

The candidate OGC Open GeoSMS Standard allows applications to location enable Short Message Service (SMS). SMS is the text communication service component of phone, web and mobile communication systems. SMS uses standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

The OGC Announces GEOSS Workshop XLIII: Sharing Climate Information and Knowledge

Release Date: 
2011-07-29
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29 July 2011 - The GEOSS Workshop XLIII: Sharing Climate Information and Knowledge will be held 23 September 2011 at NCAR Center Green in Boulder, Colorado. At this daylong meeting, key representatives from industry, academia, and government will provide invited talks focused on issues, tools and techniques now available to improve interdisciplinary discovery and use of climate data, records and modeling results. The workshop will take place a week after the FOSS4G conference in Denver and immediately following the OGC TC meeting in Boulder.

U.A.E Ministry of Interior/Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security Joins the OGC as a Principal Member

Release Date: 
2012-03-26
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26 March 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that the U.A.E. Ministry of the Interior, represented by Abu Dhabi Police GIS Center for Security, has become a Principal Member of the OGC to chair a new, planned international OGC Law Enforcement and Public Safety Working Group.

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