OGC Press Releases

OGC and GITA to Join Forces on Geospatial Interoperability

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2001-10-05
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 5, 2001 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), Aurora, Colorado, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at working together to accomplish common objectives. In particular the two organizations commit to work together to create a program of jointly supported educational and market development activities designed to benefit the members of both organizations and the geospatial community as a whole.

Federal Geographic Data Committee Chooses OGC Strategic Membership

Release Date: 
2002-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 04, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the US Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has raised its membership level from Principal Member to Strategic Member. This action will further the organization's collaborative efforts to realize the vision of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI): To make geospatial data readily available locally, nationally, and globally to contribute to economic growth, environmental quality, stability, and social progress.

OGC Seeks Sponsors for Emergency Mapping Symbology Initiative

Release Date: 
2003-10-02
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Wayland, MA, USA, October 3, 2003- The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is issuing a Call for Sponsors for an Emergency Mapping Symbology (EMS) Initiative. This call seeks interested Sponsors to provide input on technology requirements and concepts to address interoperability needs for emergency mapping and homeland security. The EMS Initiative will mature OGC's specification framework for interoperable geographic symbolization while simultaneously testing emerging standard map symbol sets for emergency response and homeland security developed by national-level mapping organizations.

OGC Standards Enable Armchair Captains to Track Rolex Fastnet Races

Release Date: 
2005-08-12
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Wayland, Mass, August 12, 2005 - There's a bit of invisible magic enabling the mapping website that shows the current positions of the sailing vessels in this year's Rolex Fastnet race from the Isle of Wight to Plymouth. Visitors to http://www.netandsea.com/fastnetrace/ see colorful maps from Netency with regularly updated data on 10 of the 250 yachts. But what pulls all the data together underneath? Elegant open geospatial standards.

OGC announces Geospatial Linking Service Interoperability Experiment

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2006-12-15
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Wayland, MA, December 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) will launch an Interoperability Experiment on "geospatial linking" on January 15, 2007. The Geospatial Linking Service Interoperability Experiment will test methods for linking attribute data (typically records in a database) to those data records' geospatial representations (typically stored as digital maps) when both data and geospatial representations are stored at separate locations on the Internet.

OGC(R) Requests Comments on Web Coverage Standard Extensions

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2008-06-30
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June 30, 2008, Wayland, Mass. - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) membership approved a 30 day public comment period for a revision to the OpenGIS® Web Coverage Service (WCS) Interface Standard. The revision includes two extensions to WCS: the WCS 1.1 Transaction Extension and the Web Coverage Processing Service Processing (WCPS) Extension.

PCI Geomatics Becomes OGC Strategic Member

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2009-03-13
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Wayland, Mass., March 13, 2009 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announces that PCI Geomatics has upgraded its OGC membership level to Strategic membership. PCI Geomatics' decision to upgrade underscores its commitment to geospatial interoperability, the geospatial industry, and the OGC. PCI Geomatics (as PCI Remote Sensing) was one of the eight charter members of OGC at its founding in 1994.

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