OGC Press Releases

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.

Spatial Software Buyers Look for Technology Products Supporting Standards

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2004-08-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 10, 2004 - When shopping for software, buyers look at features, price and other factors. For those looking to add spatial software to the mix, one key factor is whether or not the product supports standards from the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC). The Consortium offers a website where products that implement any of its 14 implementation specifications can be listed by their developers. http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/products

Stan Tillman receives OGC’s Gardels Award

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2016-09-27
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At the September meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) Technical Committee in Orlando, Florida, USA, Stan Tillman received the OGC’s prestigious Kenneth D. Gardels Award. The Gardels Award is awarded each year to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to advance OGC's vision of geospatial information fully integrated into the world's information systems.

Successful OGC Demonstration Launches FEMA Hazard Mapping Framework

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2002-06-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) working with OGC and industry partners, has developed and made operational a technology framework for the sharing of geographic data related to natural hazards. OGC's FEMA-sponsored Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 (MMI-1) concluded with a successful demonstration on May 9, 2002 of a standards-based framework for discovery, access, and distribution of multi-hazard map data.

Successful OGC Interoperability Day Held in Orleans, France

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2008-12-10
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Orleans, France, December 10, 2008: An OGC Interoperability Day was held Tuesday, 9 December, 2008, at BRGM in Orleans, France. This event, organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) France Forum with the support of the Conseil Régional du Centre, followed the OGC Technical Committee meeting, an international event held last week in Valencia, Spain.

Summit Set to Address "Advancing the Sensor Web"

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2005-01-31
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Wayland, MA, January 31, 2005 - The third annual Emerging Technology Summit's (ETS III) theme is "Advancing the Sensor Web." The two day event is organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory SensorNET Program. The objectives of the Summit are to improve the understanding of sensor networks and to define requirements for enabling a standards-based, interoperable framework for accessing, processing, and tasking an ever increasing population of fixed and mobile sensors.

Synaptitude Consulting Joins the OGC to Advance Smart Grid Location Standards

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2012-02-09
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9 February 2012 – Synaptitude Consulting, an international Information Technology consulting services company, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of open geospatial standards in Smart Grid software and services. The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable Smart Grid stakeholders to make the best possible use of the Smart Grid's ubiquitous location information.

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