OGC Press Releases

IBM Joins OGC

Release Date: 
2001-06-04
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Wayland, MA, June 1, 2001. Open GIS Consortium, Inc. announced today that IBM is a Principal Member of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC). As a Principal Member, IBM will participate in OGC's Planning and Technical Committees. In the area of geospatial technology as in other disciplines and technologies, IBM recognizes, promotes, and supports industry standards in order to better serve its customers with solutions that improve productivity and reduce costs.

OGC Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Addresses Interoperability Challenges in Disaster Planning "MMI Demonstration Postponed"

Release Date: 
2002-03-25
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 25, 2002 - How can emergency managers and planners improve their ability to access critical data needed to deal with natural hazards? The Open GIS Consortium's ( OGC ) Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 ( MMI-1 ) is tackling just that question in preparation for a public demonstration on March 29, 2002. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the initiative will develop and test a standards based framework for the discovery and distribution of multi-hazard map data between federal, state, and local emergency management agencies.

OGC Announces New Local, State and Provincial Membership Levels

Release Date: 
2002-12-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that it is offering new classes of associate membership for local, state and provincial governments. Government Agency State/Province and Government Agency Local/Other Associate Members are granted non-voting membership in OGC's Technical Committee and have access to all written and electronic Technical Committee communication. Membership benefits include the ability to participate in Technical Committee working groups and subcommittees as well as in OGC Interoperability Initiatives.

Questerra Joins OGC as Strategic Member

Release Date: 
2003-06-27
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Wayland, MA, June 27, 2003 - Questerra, a wholly owned subsidiary of MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), and the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) have announced that Questerra has become a Strategic Member of the OGC. As a leading provider of Web-based spatial visualization and analysis solutions for industry and government, Questerra has a strong interest in playing a leadership role in the development, promotion and implementation of OGC's OpenGIS(R) Specifications for interoperability interfaces.

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference to be held in Cairo

Release Date: 
2004-08-25
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August 25, 2004, Reston, VA: "From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics" is the title of the 8th GSDI Conference to be held 16-21 April 2005 in Cairo, Egypt. "The role of spatial data and spatial data infrastructures in an information society" is a major theme. The GSDI Association (Global Spatial Data Infrastructure) http://www.gsdi.org/ will hold this conference in conjunction with the Federation of International Surveyors (FIG) .

OGC Appoints European Business Development Director

Release Date: 
2006-10-06
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Bonn, Germany, 6 October 2006. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that it has acquired the services of Ms. Athina Trakas to manage its European business development activities. Ms. Trakas will work on behalf of the Consortium to further expand European involvement in OGC programs, and to enhance the Consortium's capacity to address regional interoperability requirements. Ms. Trakas appointment was formalized through a business agreement between the OGC and the Consulting Center for Geographic Information (CCGIS).

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