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18 January 2013 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is seeking comments on the OGC OWS Context Conceptual Model and the associated ATOM Extension document candidate standards.

The OGC OWS Context Conceptual Model describes the use cases, requirements and conceptual data model of an OGC Web Services Context Document. A context document (OWS Context) defines a fully configured set of OGC services to be consistently shared, interpreted and invoked by clients. This standard model is a core model that can be extended and encoded as defined in extensions to the standard, such as the ATOM Extension and the JSON Extension, which has not yet been released.

An OGC Web Services Context Document (OWS Context) enables a set of configured information resources (service set) to be passed between applications as a collection of services. OWS Context supports in-line content as well. This candidate standard supports use cases such as the distribution of search results and the exchange of a set of resources such as OGC Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS), Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), Web Coverage Service (WCS) or others to provide multiple users with a 'common operating picture'. Additionally OWS Context can deliver a set of configured processing services (Web Processing Service (WPS)) parameters to allow processing to be reproduced on different nodes.

The OGC OWS Context Conceptual Model and the associated ATOM Extension document candidate standards are available for public review and comment at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/96. Comments are due by 17 February 2012.

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 480 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.

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17 January 2013. At the January meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) in Redlands, California, Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, was awarded the Open Geospatial Consortium's (OGC) Distinguished Member Award.

Lockheed Martin Award Ceremony

The OGC Distinguished Member Award was established by the OGC in 2011 to recognize OGC member organizations that have made substantial, positive and sustained impacts on one or more areas of OGC mission accomplishment through a high level of commitment beyond traditional member engagement.

The award was granted by the OGC Board to Lockheed Martin in recognition of Lockheed Martin's strategic commitment to advancing the mission objectives of the Open Geospatial Consortium.

Mark Reichardt, OGC President and CEO, commented, "Lockheed Martin has been actively involved in the OGC since 1995, providing strategic, sustained technical leadership in all aspects of the Consortium. Their hosting of OGC's first major testbed demonstration activity in 2001 led to a revolutionary new way to develop standards, and that event was a watershed for uptake of OGC standards across government. Since then, they have provided requirements in 14 OGC Interoperability Program testbed and pilot initiatives. The quality of the technical personnel provided by LMC has demonstrably made a difference in OGC Technical Committee working groups, as well as in OGC's Planning Committee and Strategic Member Advisory Committee. All OGC stakeholders owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Lockheed Martin and the Lockheed Martin personnel responsible for these contributions."

Roger Mann, a Lockheed Martin Managing Director within IS&GS-National Global Solutions who serves on OGC's Planning Committee and Strategic Member Advisory Committee, accepted the award in person and stated, "Lockheed Martin has long viewed OGC's mission and its member driven focus as essential to delivering effective enterprise solutions that address our world's most pressing challenges, such as public safety and responding to natural disasters. By deploying OGC standards compliant solutions we enable life saving location based information to be shared. We're honored to receive this prestigious recognition from OGC."

Pictures of the award and award ceremony are accessible at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogc_photos/sets/72157632587200964/.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

About the OGC

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 480 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact. 

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