OGC Press Releases

OpenLS Testbed Call For Participation Now Available

Release Date: 
2001-07-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, July 10, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the Call for Participation for the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Testbed is available at http://www.openls.org . The testbed will develop fundamental interfaces and services to allow a wide variety of location solutions to interoperate between infrastructure platforms and wireless devices.

OGC Demonstrates Major Advances in Interoperable Geoprocessing for Military

Release Date: 
2002-03-07
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Reston, VA, USA, March 7, 2002. As part of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) Military Pilot Project Phase 1.1 (MPP-1.1), OGC members recently demonstrated important new developments in interoperable solutions for the communication, portrayal, and analysis of geographic information to more than sixty invited federal agency and defense contractor IT managers.

OGC Demonstrates Open Location Based Services Interfaces

Release Date: 
2002-10-31
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 30, 2002 - Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have publicly demonstrated a set of prototype interfaces and schemas that support Location-Based Services (LBS) interoperability. The goal is to enable telecommunications companies to efficiently implement interoperable LBS applications that can seamlessly access multiple content repositories and service frameworks and that work across the world's many different wireless networks and devices.

OGC Releases Web Map Service Cookbook

Release Date: 
2003-05-28
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Wayland, MA, May 28, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced the availability of the Web Map Service (WMS) Cookbook version 1.0, the first in a planned series of books detailing the implementation and use of OpenGIS(R) Specifications. WMS defines interfaces for Web-based software to learn about, retrieve, merge and query maps. The Cookbook provides the basic understanding and steps needed for implementing and exploiting the WMS interface and related technologies.

Geospatial Software Vendors Declare OGC Plugfest a Success

Release Date: 
2004-07-19
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July 19, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The first "OGC Plugfest" was held June 16 at the OGC's 50th Technical Committee Meeting meetings in Southampton, UK. A plugfest is an event at which vendors gather in a cooperative effort to test and improve interoperability between their product implementations of standards specifications.

Vendors Bring Expertise to Standards-based Watershed Portal

Release Date: 
2006-08-31
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Wayland, MA, August 31, 2006 - The Commonwealth of Kentucky, with facilitation by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC), has selected three vendors to build the technology framework for the Kentucky Watershed Modeling Information Portal (KWMIP) Pilot Project (http://kwmip.ky.gov). Each vendor will contribute key technology for the interoperable OGC standards-based solution aimed at streamlining data collection and other steps needed for watershed modeling.

The OGC Announces Transducer Markup Language (TML) Specification

Release Date: 
2007-08-09
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August 9, 2007. Wayland, MA. The members of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have approved Version 1.0 of the Transducer Markup Language Implementation Specification ("TML" or "TransducerML").

Sensor systems have two basic parts - a sensing element and a transducer that converts energy from one form to another form (usually an electric signal) that can be interpreted. TML defines the conceptual model and XML Schema for describing transducers and supporting real-time streaming of data to and from sensor systems. TML defines:

OGC® Announces Call for Sponsors and Alliances in Interoperability Initiatives

Release Date: 
2008-04-09
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Wayland, MA, April 9, 2006. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued calls for sponsors of two interoperability initiatives: the OGC Web Services, Phase 6 (OWS-6) Testbed, and the OGC Pilot in support of GEOSS. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with standards bodies having technology relevant to the two initiatives.

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