OGC Press Releases

OGC Object Domain Modeling Support Initiative Request For Quotation Available

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2001-08-30
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 31, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the Object Domain Modeling Support (ODMS) Initiative is available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/odms. The ODMS Initiative aims to develop domain models for utilities as a vehicle to achieve semantic interoperability within and across information communities.

OGC Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions Becomes OGC Strategic Member

Release Date: 
2002-05-13
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Wayland, MA, May 13, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions, a business division of Intergraph Corporation, has upgraded its OGC membership to the Strategic level - the Consortium's highest level of membership. Intergraph's longstanding support of OGC, coupled with this new membership level affirms its strong commitment to geospatial interoperability.

OGC Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Moves Forward With Strong Industry Commitments

Release Date: 
2003-01-15
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Wayland, MA, USA, January 17, 2003 - Four industry leaders, Autodesk, BAE SYSTEMS, Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions and Northrop Grumman Information Technology (IT) have committed significant resources to the Open GIS Consortium's (OGC) Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative (CIPI). CIPI aims to test the application of interoperable technology to meet critical infrastructure protection needs for coordination of geospatial data and services between national, state, provincial and local governments and commercial and non-government organizations.

OGC Partnership With IPE Helps Advance Interoperability

Release Date: 
2003-11-19
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Wayland, MA, November 19, 2003 - The joint work of the Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) and the Institute for Professional Education (IPE) has already impacted the geospatial interoperability landscape. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier this year, IPE and OGC agreed to collaborate on the development and delivery of GIS related educational materials and classes focused on the advancement of interoperability in the geospatial community.

OGC Members Adopt Specification for Catalog Services

Release Date: 
2004-09-22
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Wayland, MA, September 22, 2004 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces that the OpenGIS® Catalog Services Specification 2.0 has been adopted by the OGC membership. This specification documents industry consensus on an open, standard interface that enables diverse but conformant applications to perform discovery, browse and query operations against distributed and potentially heterogeneous catalog servers. It includes a number of improvements over the preceding version, version 1.1.1.

The Open Geospatial Consortium's Web Map Service (WMS) Approved as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard

Release Date: 
2005-12-09
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Wayland, Mass., December 8, 2005 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC®) through its work with ISO announces that its OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) Implementation Specification is now available as ISO 19128, a standard titled "IS 19128:2005 Geographic information - Web map server interface." http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER=3... The OGC version of this standard is being prepared and will be posted to the OGC website soon.

OGC Appoints European Business Development Director

Release Date: 
2006-10-06
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Bonn, Germany, 6 October 2006. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced that it has acquired the services of Ms. Athina Trakas to manage its European business development activities. Ms. Trakas will work on behalf of the Consortium to further expand European involvement in OGC programs, and to enhance the Consortium's capacity to address regional interoperability requirements. Ms. Trakas appointment was formalized through a business agreement between the OGC and the Consulting Center for Geographic Information (CCGIS).

OGC® Web Services for GEOSS Demonstrated in International Workshops

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2007-09-05
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Wayland, MA, September 5, 2007 - Six of the nine regional 2007 "The User and the GEOSS Architecture" workshops organized by the IEEE, ISPRS and OGC have been completed. In regional scientific application scenarios, the workshops demonstrate publishing, discovery, and access of complex geospatial data and online processing services using existing OGC standards consistent with the architecture principals of the GEOSS 10 Year Implementation Plan.

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