OGC Press Releases

OGC Approves GML 3

Release Date: 
2003-02-05
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February 6, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announces the approval and release of Geography Markup Language version 3.0 (GML 3). GML 3 defines a data encoding in XML that allows geographic data and its attributes to be moved between disparate systems with ease. The new release is modular, meaning that users can select out only the parts necessary for use, which simplifies and minimizes the size of implementations.

Software Developers Leverage Online OGC Compliance Testing Capability

Release Date: 
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.

OGC Demonstrates Decision Support Service Chaining

Release Date: 
2004-11-03
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Wayland, MA, November 3, 2004 -- The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) held a successful OGC Web Services 2 (OWS-2) Natural Resources Demo on September 2nd. On Sept. 23, in a "Defense Outbrief," OGC showed how similar capabilities would be applied in a defense scenario. OWS-2 is a multi-threaded initiative to "ruggedize" and extend existing and draft OGC standards into a robust geoprocessing interoperability framework for implementation within enterprises and to achieve interoperability between enterprises.

OGC® Announces RFQ to Extend Reference Implementation in Kentucky

Release Date: 
2006-02-14
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Wayland, MA, February 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC®) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to extend a reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Watershed Modeling Information Portal (KWMIP) Pilot Project uses OGC Web Services (OWS), to provide advance the use of computer based watershed modeling in the commonwealth.

OGC Announces Invitation to Qualify for Interoperability Program ''IP Team''

Release Date: 
2006-12-20
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Wayland, MA, December 20, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC®) has posted an OGC "Invitation to Qualify" (ITQ) for the OGC Interoperability Program (OGC IP) Pool [http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=14559]. The purpose of this invitation is to solicit companies, universities, and independent consultants who wish to pre-qualify to be part of future Open Geospatial Consortium Interoperability Program Team (IP Team) activities.

NGA Receives OGC Vision Award

Release Date: 
2007-10-18
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October 18, 2007, Wayland, MA - At a special presentation ceremony and reception at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. on October 17, 2007, David Schell, Chairman of the Board of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), presented the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with the OGC Vision Award.

The OGC Vision Award, an inscribed marble and brass globe, was established to recognize the remarkable contribution of a member institution to advance the Consortium's vision of the benefits of geospatial information in the world community.

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