OGC Press Releases

Successful OGC Demonstration Launches FEMA Hazard Mapping Framework

Release Date: 
2002-06-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 18, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) working with OGC and industry partners, has developed and made operational a technology framework for the sharing of geographic data related to natural hazards. OGC's FEMA-sponsored Multi-Hazard Mapping Initiative Phase 1 (MMI-1) concluded with a successful demonstration on May 9, 2002 of a standards-based framework for discovery, access, and distribution of multi-hazard map data.

OGC Elects Board of Directors

Release Date: 
2003-02-12
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February 12, 2003, Wayland, MA, USA - The Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) biennial election of directors has been completed. Eight sitting directors have been re-elected and five new directors have been elected. New directors are nominated by the board and are elected by the OGC Planning Committee, which oversees implementation of OGC's technology development plan in accordance with strategic directions set by the board.

OGC Announces Small Company Commercial Membership

Release Date: 
2004-03-01
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Wayland, MA, March 1, 2004. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) announced a new membership category, the Small Company Commercial Membership. This membership category is designed to make it easier for small companies to be involved in the OGC standards process. To qualify for the Small Company Commercial Membership, companies must provide OGC with documentation showing that their annual revenue is less than US$500,000. The annual membership fee for Small Company Commercial Membership is US$2,000. The fee for standard Associate Membership, for companies with higher revenues, is US$4,000.

OGC Requests Information on Contextual State Description Services

Release Date: 
2004-11-10
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Wayland, MA, November 10, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) has published a Request for Information (RFI) ( http://www.opengeospatial.org/specs/?page=requests&request=rfi20 ) to solicit input on technologies related to Contextual State Descriptions (CSD). A CSD describes the "environment" or context in which a service chain executes.

OGC® Offers Online Multimedia Presentations of Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2006-03-13
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March 13, 2006, Wayland, Massachusetts - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces the availability of two online multimedia demonstrations documenting the milestones achieved in the OGC Web Services Phase 3 Initiative, (OWS-3). The focus of the presentations is to share the OWS-3 goals and to provide a synopsis of the final demonstration. The presentations are available as interactive Flash and Web-streamed video and illustrate the use of a variety of draft and approved OpenGIS(R) standards in an emergency response to a fictitious wildfire threat in Southern California.

OGC Announces Another Membership Category - Aggregate Membership Serves Collaborating Entities

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2007-12-17
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Wayland, Mass., December 17, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces a new category of membership, Aggregate Membership. It enables collaborating entities to bring their common issues and perspectives into the OGC process of developing interoperability standards. For example, state or provincial and local government agencies collaborate so that emergency response plans are fully coordinated. In this process, they identify and address barriers to interoperability.

OGC to Demonstrate Interoperability for Building Energy and Construction Costs

Release Date: 
2009-05-05
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Wayland, MA, May 5, 2009. The OGC announced completion of the AECOO-1 (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner and Operator) Phase 1 Testbed, a 9-month effort to increase interoperability among software used by architects, construction companies, cost estimators and building energy analysts. On Thursday, May 28, 2009, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT, the buildingSMART allianceTM (bSa), the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) and sponsors and participants of the AECOO-1 Testbed will conduct a free webinar demonstrating results from the Testbed.

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