OGC Press Releases

Ron Lake Receives OGC's Gardels Award

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2002-06-14
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 14, 2002. At the June meeting of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) in London, Ron Lake received OGC's fourth annual Kenneth G. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geographic information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

Sam Bacharach Joins OGC Staff

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2000-09-07
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September 7, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Sam A. Bacharach joined OGC's staff in March as Interoperability Program Manager. In this role, Mr. Bacharach is responsible for the management of testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion plans that advance OpenGIS standards for geospatial processing. He is currently managing two testbed projects, Web Mapping Testbed II, and the Geospatial Fusion Testbed.

Save the Date for OGC’s Spatial Law and Policy Summit!

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2009-08-07
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August 7, 2009, Wayland, Massachusetts.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it will hold a Spatial Law and Policy Summit at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from the government and private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to geospatial technology are invited to register and attend.

Scott Serich appointed OGC Director, Interoperability Programs

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2015-01-14
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14 January 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces that it has appointed Dr. Scott Serich as Director, Interoperability Programs. Dr. Serich will support OGC’s participation in the Project Interoperability initiative sponsored by the U.S. Government Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), an OGC member.

Sensor Web Symposium Set for April 14-15

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2005-03-21
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Wayland, MA, March 21, 2005 - Professionals interested in sensors are invited to attend "Advancing the Sensor Web," a unique two day event organized by the OGC, the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) SensorNET Program. This, the third OGC Emerging Technology Summit (ETS III), will be held April 14-15, 2005 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

Shell International Exploration And Production Joins OGC

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2001-03-30
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Liege Belgium, April 4, 2001. OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today that Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. (Houston, TX) joined OGC recently as a Principal Member. Approximately 80% of all data transactions in the upstream oil and gas business involve the location component of that data. This makes geospatial data the most frequently used data category in this business sector.

Siemens Nixdorf Becomes a Principal Member of the Open GIS Consortium

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1997-03-24
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, March 24, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems AG (SNI) has become a Principal Member of the consortium. As a Principal Member, SNI has a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs.

Simon Cox Receives OGC's Gardels Award

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2006-07-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 19, 2006. At the June meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC(R)) in Edinburgh, Scotland, Simon Cox received OGC's eighth annual Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award, a gold medallion, is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

Software Developers Leverage Online OGC Compliance Testing Capability

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2004-02-20
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Wayland, Mass., February 20, 2004 - Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) members have implemented a new, automated compliance testing process to validate compliance for software products that implement OpenGIS® Specifications. Since last fall's launch of the Compliance and Interoperability Test and Evaluation (CITE) project, dozens of organizations have used this process, resulting in ten products earning the use of the "Certified OGC Compliant" mark.

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