OGC Press Releases

OGC Web Services Request For Quotation Now Available

Release Date: 
2001-07-25
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 26, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the Open Web Services Initiative, Phase 1 (OWS-1) is available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/ows. The OWS-1 Initiative aims to develop interfaces to enhance the growth of geospatial Web services. A Web service is a self-contained, self-describing, modular application that can be published, located, and dynamically invoked across the Web.

OGC and AMI-C Partner to Explore Cross Industry Interoperability for Location Services

Release Date: 
2002-04-16
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Wayland, MA, and Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA, April 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMI-C) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at aligning OpenGIS® specifications, programs and processes with the information requirements, specifications and programs of the automotive industry. This cooperation extends into electronic location services and navigation programs, processes and related specifications released by AMI-C and OGC.

OGC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Web Coverage Service Specification

Release Date: 
2002-12-18
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Thousand Oaks, CA, December 18, 2002 - At last week's Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meetings, the Coverage Working Group, the OGC Technical Committee, and the OGC Planning Committee voted to release the proposed Web Coverage Service (WCS) Implementation Specification, for public comment, as a Request for Comment (RFC). The RFC details draft interfaces that allow gridded and certain non-gridded geospatial data on a server to be accessed and used by client software as input into spatial model, local rendering and other uses.

OGC Prepares the United States Census Bureau for a New Era

Release Date: 
2003-10-03
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Wayland, MA, October 3, 2003 - To assess the use of Web service applications based on open specifications to collect, maintain and disseminate TIGER® data, the Geography Division of the U.S. Census Bureau sponsored the second in a series of Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiatives organized by the Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC). Two prototype applications were developed and demonstrated recently by the international team of OGC members Galdos Systems, Inc. (Canada), Syncline, Inc.

OGC Names New CTO and Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture

Release Date: 
2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today that the OGC Board of Directors has voted to appoint Dr. Carl Reed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and that George Percivall has joined the OGC as Executive Director, Interoperability Architecture. These staff changes reflect OGC's commitment to maintaining the technology management excellence that has made it the preeminent consensus standards organization in the geospatial technologies industry.

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