OGC Press Releases

OpenGIS Standard Enables Automatic Web Map Overlays

Release Date: 
2000-02-11
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Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 11, 2000: At its meeting here today, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) adopted a new web map server interface specification which has extraordinary implications for e-commerce and e-government. It enables automatic overlay, in ordinary web browsers, of map images obtained from multiple dissimilar map servers.

OpenLS Day Participation Fuels OGC Initiative

Release Date: 
2001-08-07
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 8, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) hosted 41 representatives from 35 companies and organizations at a July 31st meeting addressing its upcoming Open Location Services (OpenLS) Initiative. Attendees of the event helped further define the requirements and scope of first activity, a testbed to develop fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location solutions to interoperate.

Carl Katz Joins OGC as Director of Documentation and Knowledge Management

Release Date: 
2002-04-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 19, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Carl Katz has joined the organization as Director of Documentation and Knowledge Management. Mr. Katz brings over 10 years of experience developing and managing corporate knowledge. Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Katz was the Director of Knowledge Management for USPowerSolutions, where he developed programs to improve enterprise collaboration, document management, corporate education, product development, and process adoption. Before USPowerSolutions, Mr.

OGC Announces Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Phase 2 Kickoff

Release Date: 
2003-01-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, January 9, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Phase 2 of its Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI-2) has begun with a successful kick-off meeting recently. CIPI aims to test the application of interoperable technology to help national, state, provincial, and other local governments, commercial, and non-government organizations better manage emergency situations. The initiative does this by coordinating geospatial data and services to meet critical infrastructure protection needs. The Geography Division of the U.S.

OGC Announces Availability of Online Compliance Testing

Release Date: 
2003-11-07
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Wayland, MA, November 7, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) recently approved two new compliance tests and a series of tools to encourage software developers to validate software products that implement OpenGIS® Specifications. A new website ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/resource/testing ) provides automated testing for Web Map Service 1.1.1 (WMS) and Web Feature Service 1.0 (WFS), a Geography Markup Language (GML) validation tool and links to reference implementations.

Mark Reichardt Named President of OGC

Release Date: 
2004-09-09
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September 9, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. David Schell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today the appointment of Mark Reichardt to the newly created position of President & Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity Mr. Reichardt will assume day-to-day operational management of the company and responsibility for implementation of the corporate business plan. In his new position Mr. Reichardt is also appointed to the OGC Board of Directors and will serve on the board's Executive Committee.

OGC Teams with GIS Development

Release Date: 
2005-09-16
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Wayland, Mass, and Uttar Pradesh, India, September 16, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and GIS Development Pvt. Ltd recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to grow the market for interoperable geospatial solutions in Asia Pacific and Middle East. The agreement formalizes the organizations' past relationship and details plans for the development and delivery of relevant education programs, conferences, and publications to accelerate awareness and uptake of OGC standards.

The OGC Announces Corrigendum Release for Geography Markup Language (GML) Version 2.1.2

Release Date: 
2007-08-30
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30 August 2007 -- Wayland, Mass. -- On 4 September 2007, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) will release a corrigendum to fix problems in the GML 2.1.2 schemas. The changes include changing the official schema location to http://schemas.opengis.net and fixing the other minor changes to the schemas so they validate by conformant processors. The ReadMe lists additional changes.

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