OGC Press Releases

Mark Reichardt Named President of OGC

Release Date: 
2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today the appointment of Mark Reichardt to the newly created position of President & Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity Mr. Reichardt will assume day-to-day operational management of the company and responsibility for implementation of the corporate business plan. In his new position Mr. Reichardt is also appointed to the OGC Board of Directors and will serve on the board's Executive Committee.

Martin Daly Receives OGC's Gardels Award

Release Date: 
2004-06-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 28, 2004. At the June meeting of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) in Southampton, UK, Martin Daly received the annual Kenneth G. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award is awarded each year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to advancing the OGC vision of geographic information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

Microsoft Joins Open GIS Consortium

Release Date: 
1997-01-02
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA January 2, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) has become a Principal Member of the consortium. As a Principal Member, Microsoft has a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs.

Mobile Industry Groups Join Forces to Accelerate Time to Market of Location-Based Services

Release Date: 
2002-02-19
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Washington- The Location Interoperability Forum (LIF) and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have entered into an agreement to work together on a program of jointly supported market development activities designed to benefit the IT and telecommunications communi-ties. The agreement is a significant step forward for wireless communications as the worlds of telecommunications (LIF) and Internet (OGC) join forces in order to address interoperability issues and accelerate time to market of location-based services.

Nadine Alameh Joins OGC as Director, Interoperability Programs

Release Date: 
2010-05-06
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Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that Dr. Nadine Alameh has been appointed as a Director, Interoperability Programs for the Consortium. In her new position, Nadine plans and manages OGC Interoperability Initiatives, which include testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments designed to develop, test and validate specifications in support of developing standards for geospatial information.

NASA Now a Strategic Member of OGC

Release Date: 
2002-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) upgraded its membership level from Principal Member to Strategic Member. NASA has been a member of OGC since it's founding in 1994. NASA recognized the importance of OGC's role in advancing interoperability in a consensus forum, and provided OGC with initial funding to start operations through a Cooperative Agreement Notice entitled "Public Use of Earth and Space Science Data Over the Internet".

New Members Join Open GIS Consortium in November and December, 1996

Release Date: 
1997-01-02
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA January 2, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that in November and December, 1996, the following organizations became members of the consortium: Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) joined as a Principal Member of the consortium. Principal Members have a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs. Autodesk, Inc., (Sausalito, CA) already a member, increased their level of participation to Principal Member.

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