OGC Press Releases

OGC Installs Directors, Appoints VP

Release Date: 
2001-06-18
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June 19, 2001, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) has had its biennial election of directors with the result that eight sitting directors have been re-elected and three new directors have been elected. New directors are nominated by the board and are elected by the OGC Planning Committee, which includes the consortium's Principal Members and which oversees implementation of OGC's technology development plan in accordance with strategic directions set by the board.

OGC Delivers an Open Platform for "Geospatial Portal Operations"

Release Date: 
2003-07-02
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July 02, 2003 Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces the achievement of a major milestone in geoprocessing and information technology -- the completion of a multi-vendor standards-based geospatial data and services portal, along with a comprehensive portal architecture designed to serve as a community-wide template for advancing geospatial portal capability and capacity worldwide.

Open GIS Consortium Becomes Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

Release Date: 
2004-09-01
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 1, 2004 - Today the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced it has changed its name to the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. The new name reflects the Consortium's wide scope of work in a broad geospatial marketplace that includes not only geographic information systems (GIS), but also mapping, earth imaging, sensor webs, and mobile wireless services. It also highlights the importance of OGC Web services standards as part of information technology best practices for integrating geospatial processing into service oriented architectures and enterprise workflows.

OGC Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated at Workshop in Korea

Release Date: 
2005-08-05
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Wayland, MA, August 5, 2005 - OGC Web Services (OWS) as applied to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) architecture were successfully demonstrated to an IEEE-OGC-ISPRS GEOSS Workshop on 24 July 2005 in Seoul, Korea. This was a special event for invited participants on the opening day of the International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005. The demonstration showed that Earth Observation data and services are available now through open standard mechanisms highlighted in the GEOSS 10 Year Implementation Plan and Reference Document.

Preetha Pulusani Retires from the OGC Board

Release Date: 
2006-08-14
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 14, 2006. Preetha Pulusani announced her retirement from the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Board of Directors. She recently resigned as president of the Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division at Intergraph Corporation to pursue career interests outside the geospatial industry. She is now CEO and President of InterThink Solutions, Inc.

OGC® and OASIS Announce Progress on Standards Cooperation

Release Date: 
2008-03-12
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Groups cite collaborative contributions and adoption of standards for Web services, emergency management, e-business, and security

Boston and Wayland, MA, USA; March 12, 2008 - Progress on ongoing collaborative efforts was announced today by two international standards consortia, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and OASIS (the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards). The groups have fostered an active commitment to cooperation since signing a Memorandum of Agreement in 2006.

Climate Change Integration Plugfest to be launched at FOSS4G

Release Date: 
2009-01-20
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Sydney, Australia. 20 January 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) have announced a Climate Change Integration Plugfest (CCIP) to be launched at the FOSS4G conference, 20-23 October 2009, http://2009.foss4g.org.

The CCIP will demonstrate standards based interoperability between geospatial applications based on a Climate Change scenario.

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