OGC Press Releases

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.

OGC Elects Board of Directors

Release Date: 
2003-02-12
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February 12, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) biennial election of directors has been completed. Eight sitting directors have been re-elected and five new directors have been elected. New directors are nominated by the board and are elected by the OGC Planning Committee, which oversees implementation of OGC's technology development plan in accordance with strategic directions set by the board.

OGC Announces Small Company Commercial Membership

Release Date: 
2004-03-01
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Wayland, MA, March 1, 2004. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced a new membership category, the Small Company Commercial Membership. This membership category is designed to make it easier for small companies to be involved in the OGC standards process. To qualify for the Small Company Commercial Membership, companies must provide OGC with documentation showing that their annual revenue is less than US$500,000. The annual membership fee for Small Company Commercial Membership is US$2,000. The fee for standard Associate Membership, for companies with higher revenues, is US$4,000.

OGC Interoperability Demo Planned for SPATIAL-TECH 2004

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2004-09-21
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September 21, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (formerly the Open GIS Consortium), announced that OGC members exhibiting at the September 26-29 SPATIAL-TECH 2004 national policy symposium and exhibition will participate in an exhibition floor interoperability demonstration. This demonstration will highlight the standards-based interoperability that must exist between different vendors' software in times of crisis, when rapid communication between federal, state and local government agencies is critical.

OGC Demos Results of OGC Web Services Test bed

Release Date: 
2006-12-21
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Jersey City, NJ, December 21, 2006 - On December 7 and 8 at an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, members of the Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) demonstrated systems with open interfaces supporting an emergency response to a hypothetical 'dirty bomb' incident. The demonstration showed the results of the OGC's fourth successful OGC Web Services test bed activity (OWS-4). The audience consisted mainly of high level decision makers involved in disaster management.

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Adds Microsoft as Principal Member

Release Date: 
2007-10-22
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Industry Leaders Support Organization's Commitment to Geospatial Interoperability



Wayland, MA and San Antonio, TX, October 23, 2007 - Today, at the annual Geoint 2007 Symposium, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Microsoft Corporation has joined the consortium as a Principal Member. Government agencies worldwide are realizing the power of geospatial applications to meet their missions in ways that are unprecedented - from public safety applications to famine and hunger relief.

PCI Geomatics Becomes OGC Principal-Plus Member

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2008-07-17
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Wayland, Mass., July 17, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced today that PCI Geomatics has upgraded its membership level from Principal to Principal Plus. PCI Geomatics' decision to participate at this new level underscores its commitment to geospatial interoperability, the geospatial industry, and the OGC. PCI Geomatics (as PCI Remote Sensing) was one of the eight charter members of OGC at its founding in 1994.

Register for October 7 OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit!

Release Date: 
2009-09-16
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September 16, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) has a limited number of registrations available for the Spatial Law and Policy Summit that will be held at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from government and the private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to geospatial technology are invited to register and attend.

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