OGC Press Releases

OGC’s final call for sponsors of major location information interoperability testbed

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2014-07-10
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10 July 2014. For more than a decade the OGC Interoperability Program has used an agile testbed-based development process to deliver open standards for communicating spatial information of all kinds.  The OGC is now planning OGC Testbed 11. You are invited to bring your organization’s spatial information communication requirements to this innovative process for making “where” data move easily through workflows.

One OpenGIS Specification Approved; One Released for Public Comment

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2003-11-10
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Wayland, Mass., November 10, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) moved two OpenGIS(R) Web Services specifications through the approval process during a meeting held recently in Spain. The Technical and Planning Committees adopted the Web Coverage Service Specification, which defines how to access gridded geographic data and moved the Web Terrain Service Specification, which details how to render vector and raster data as a 3D view, to Request For Comment status.

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Adds Microsoft as Principal Member

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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.

Open GIS Consortium Announces Six New Members

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1997-04-08
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA April 8, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that six organizations became members in February and March of 1997, bringing OGC's total membership to 94. OGC coordinates development of the OpenGIS Specification for common interfaces and services that support access to diverse geographic data and geoprocessing resources in networked computing environments.

Open GIS Consortium Becomes Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

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2004-09-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 1, 2004 - Today the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced it has changed its name to the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. The new name reflects the Consortium's wide scope of work in a broad geospatial marketplace that includes not only geographic information systems (GIS), but also mapping, earth imaging, sensor webs, and mobile wireless services. It also highlights the importance of OGC Web services standards as part of information technology best practices for integrating geospatial processing into service oriented architectures and enterprise workflows.

Open GIS Consortium Launches OGC User Magazine

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2003-05-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announces OGC User Magazine, a free quarterly e-mail publication that highlights the use of OpenGIS® Specifications in building world class, interoperable solutions for spatial and related technologies. The first issue is currently online at http://www.opengeospatial.org/pressrm/ogcuser/20030430ogc_user.htm .

Open GIS Consortium, Inc Announces OpenGIS Guide, 9-May-96

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1996-05-09
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA May 9, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the "OpenGIS(TM) Guide: An Introduction to Interoperable Geoprocessing, Part 1 of the Open Geodata Interoperability Specification (OGIS)" was recently completed and is now available to the public. This 134 page book, compiled from the submitted proposals and minutes of OGC Technical Committee meetings over the last eighteen months, and edited by Kurt Buehler and Lance McKee, provides a detailed description of the rationale and technical content of OGIS.

Open Technology For A "Spatially Enabled Web" Announced

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1999-08-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 18, 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 geographic image data and map data on the Worldwide Web.

OpenGIS (OGC) Reaches Key Milestone in Development of a Geography Markup Language Specification to Enable Interoperable Web Mapp

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2001-04-04
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Liege, Belgium, April 4, 2001: OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announces the availability of the OpenGIS Feature Geometry Request for Proposals for public review. The document is available at: http://www.opengeospatial.org/techno/request.htm .

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