OGC Press Releases

OpenGIS® Specification Marks New Era of Geo-Information Access

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2000-08-14
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Cambridge, UK, August 14, 1997 - This week, for the first time ever, members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) demonstrated the newly developed OpenGIS interfaces which are designed to enable interoperability among heterogeneous Geographic Informa tion Systems. This first release of OpenGIS interfaces (OGC Request Number 1: OpenGIS Simple Features) was the result of an extraordinary collaborative effort among members, many of whom normally compete with each other.

OpenLS Day Participation Fuels OGC Initiative

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2001-08-07
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 8, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) hosted 41 representatives from 35 companies and organizations at a July 31st meeting addressing its upcoming Open Location Services (OpenLS) Initiative. Attendees of the event helped further define the requirements and scope of first activity, a testbed to develop fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location solutions to interoperate.

OpenLS Testbed Call For Participation Now Available

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2001-07-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 10, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the Call for Participation for the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Testbed is available at http://www.openls.org . The testbed will develop fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location solutions to interoperate between infrastructure platforms and wireless devices.

ORACLE Passes First OpenGIS Conformance Test

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1999-05-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 10, 1999: The OpenGIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Oracle is one of the first companies to pass conformance tests for OGC's OpenGIS Simple Features Specification for SQL. The tests prove whether or not a geospatial information system software product conforms to the OpenGIS Implementation Specifications that OGC has created through its industry consensus process. (See http://www.opengeospatial.org/testing for details of the conformance tests.)

Ordnance Survey becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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2014-03-24
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24 March 2014 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Ordnance Survey has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Ordnance Survey will participate in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment, and to participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards.

ORDNANCE SURVEY Joins OGC

Release Date: 
2000-03-31
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA March 31, 1998 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Agency of Great Britain, has joined OGC as a Technical Committee member. Ordnance Survey is the first major non-US government agency to join OGC.

Partnership Announces Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation

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2004-06-11
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June 11, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Web Simulation Partnership -- the Object Management Group (OMG), Open GIS Consortium (OGC), Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), and Web3D Consortium -- together announced that they are hosting the "First Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation." The four organizations agreed last year to collaborate on open, non-proprietary standards for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and related technologies. The workshop will illuminate the current state of the technology and help establish a plan for going forward.

Paul Scarponcini receives OGC’s Gardels Award

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2015-06-04
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4 June 2015. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) Technical Committee in Boulder, Colorado, USA, Paul Scarponcini, PE, PhD received the OGC's prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award (http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/awards). Carl Reed, PhD, who recently retired from his position as OGC’s CTO, received an honorary Gardels Award for his many years of Technical Committee leadership.

PCI Geomatics Becomes OGC Principal-Plus Member

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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.

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