OGC Press Releases

Robert Frances Group Joins OGC® to Advance Location Into Business

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2007-04-12
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Wayland, MA, April 12, 2007 - Robert Frances Group (RFG), an international Information Technology consulting and research group and the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of geospatial technologies in business. The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable organizations to better leverage and benefit from location information.

Ron Fresne Joins OGC as Initiatives Manager

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2003-01-21
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Wayland, MA, January 21, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Ron Fresne has joined OGC's staff as Interoperability Initiatives Manager. Working with teams of technologists from agencies, companies, and universities around the world, he will have overall responsibility for ensuring the successful execution of OGC Interoperability Initiatives, which include testbeds, pilot projects, feasibility studies and other activities.

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

Release Date: 
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.

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