OGC Press Releases

OGC and GITA to Join Forces on Geospatial Interoperability

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2001-10-05
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 5, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), Aurora, Colorado, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at working together to accomplish common objectives. In particular the two organizations commit to work together to create a program of jointly supported educational and market development activities designed to benefit the members of both organizations and the geospatial community as a whole.

Federal Geographic Data Committee Chooses OGC Strategic Membership

Release Date: 
2002-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 04, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the US Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has raised its membership level from Principal Member to Strategic Member. This action will further the organization's collaborative efforts to realize the vision of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI): To make geospatial data readily available locally, nationally, and globally to contribute to economic growth, environmental quality, stability, and social progress.

Ron Fresne Joins OGC as Initiatives Manager

Release Date: 
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.

OGC Announces Call for Input on Geospatial Digital Rights Management

Release Date: 
2004-10-21
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Call to Action Is Key Step in Averting Proprietary Interface Wayland, MA, October 21, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) today launched a digital rights management (DRM)-related project aimed at collecting essential information from governments, businesses, and academia. The data gathered through the five-minute survey, available for the next 30 days at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=53777639685, will help to shape the development of open standards to manage digital rights for geospatial data and services.

Australian Spatial Interoperability Project Wins Award

Release Date: 
2006-02-03
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Wayland, Mass., February 3, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that OGC Australasia (OGC-A), an OGC subsidiary, sponsored the award winning Spatial Interoperability Demonstration Project (SIDP), a collaborative initiative between the public and private sectors of the Australian Spatial Information Industry. The effort received the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) Research and Innovation Award at the APSEA dinner on 24 September 2005.

OGC® Announces Call for Sponsors for Fifth Spatial Open Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2007-01-30
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Wayland, MA, January 30, 2007. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a call for sponsors for the OGC Web Services, Phase 5 (OWS-5) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. Interested organizations are invited to an all day planning meeting on February 9, 2007 in Herndon, Virginia.

The OGC Announces New Membership Category - Individual Developers to Have a Direct Voice in Standards

Release Date: 
2007-12-06
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December 6, 2007 -- Wayland, Mass. -- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces a new category of membership, Individual Membership. It is designed to provide a direct path for independent developers to help shape the OGC agenda. Individual Members have access to all written and electronic Technical Committee (TC) communications, and may participate in working groups and subcommittees of the TC, as well as in OGC Interoperability Initiatives.

OGC Announces April 29 Webinar Demo of OWS-6 Interoperability Testbed Results

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2009-04-21
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Wayland, Mass., April 21, 2009.On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) will conduct a free webinar demonstrating results from the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) testbed activity.

In October, 2008 OWS-6 participants began a set of parallel development activities organized around geospatial interoperability requirements in the following areas:

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