OGC Press Releases

Mobile Industry Groups Join Forces to Accelerate Time to Market of Location-Based Services

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2002-02-19
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Washington- The Location Interoperability Forum (LIF) and the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) have entered into an agreement to work together on a program of jointly supported market development activities designed to benefit the IT and telecommunications communi-ties. The agreement is a significant step forward for wireless communications as the worlds of telecommunications (LIF) and Internet (OGC) join forces in order to address interoperability issues and accelerate time to market of location-based services.

OGC's President Receives CIO Magazine's 20/20 Award

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2002-10-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that OGC President, David Schell this week received a CIO Magazine 20/20 Vision award as a "visionary creator/seller of technology." Mr. Schell will participate with other 20/20 Vision award winners on a panel moderated by Esther Dyson at CIO Magazine's Perspectives Conference, Oct. 6 - 8 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA. See http://www.cio.com/archive/100102/honoree_dev.html

Local, State, Provincial and Federal Governments Reveal the Power of Interoperability for Critical Infrastructure Protection

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2003-05-08
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 9, 2003 - If you took a walk outside in your city or town, and detected a suspicious odor, perhaps caused by a leaking chemical, how would local, state or provincial, all the way up to federal responders share information to be sure there was no threat to public safety? That's the question that communities from all levels of government, on both sides of the U.S./Canada border, came together to explore in a demonstration organized as part of the Open GIS Consortium's Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI).

Partnership Announces Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation

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2004-06-11
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June 11, 2004, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Web Simulation Partnership -- the Object Management Group (OMG), Open GIS Consortium (OGC), Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), and Web3D Consortium -- together announced that they are hosting the "First Workshop on Web Enabled Modeling and Simulation." The four organizations agreed last year to collaborate on open, non-proprietary standards for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and related technologies. The workshop will illuminate the current state of the technology and help establish a plan for going forward.

The OGC® Seeks Comment on Geospatial Catalog Application Profile

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2006-04-20
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Wayland, Mass., April 20, 2006 – The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) has released a Request for Comment on a new candidate OGC standard: OpenGIS® Catalogue Services Specification 2.0.1 - ISO Metadata Application Profile. This document specifies a catalogue application profile based on ISO19115:2003/ISO19119:2005 metadata with support for XML encoding per ISO/CD TS 19139 and HTTP protocol binding.

OGC's David Schell Receives GeoTec Media Visionary Achievement Award

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2007-07-19
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July 19, 2007. Wayland, MA. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that David Schell, the OGC's founder, CEO and Chairman, has received GeoTec Media's first Visionary Achievement Award. This award is given by GeoTec Media to an individual for dedication to the technical advancement and widespread use of geospatial technology.

GeoTec Media announced the winners of its Geospatial Leadership Awards in May at its annual GeoTec Event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Final Reminder: Please Complete the Business Benefits of Using OGC Standards Survey!

Release Date: 
2009-01-14
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OGC Releases OWS-6 Interoperability Testbed Videos

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2009-07-16
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Wayland, MA, July 16, 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces the release of on-line videos (http://www.opengeospatial.org/pub/www/ows6/index.html) that document the recent final interoperability demonstration of the OGC Web Services Initiative, Phase 6 (OWS-6) Testbed. OWS-6 addressed activities organized around geospatial interoperability requirements in the following areas:

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