OGC Press Releases

Sam Bacharach Joins OGC Staff

Release Date: 
2000-09-07
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September 7, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Sam A. Bacharach joined OGC's staff in March as Interoperability Program Manager. In this role, Mr. Bacharach is responsible for the management of testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion plans that advance OpenGIS standards for geospatial processing. He is currently managing two testbed projects, Web Mapping Testbed II, and the Geospatial Fusion Testbed.

NASA Now a Strategic Member of OGC

Release Date: 
2002-06-02
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Wayland, MA, June 4, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) upgraded its membership level from Principal Member to Strategic Member. NASA has been a member of OGC since it's founding in 1994. NASA recognized the importance of OGC's role in advancing interoperability in a consensus forum, and provided OGC with initial funding to start operations through a Cooperative Agreement Notice entitled "Public Use of Earth and Space Science Data Over the Internet".

US Army Corps of Engineers Receives OGC Vision Award

Release Date: 
2003-01-31
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Wayland, MA, February 12, 2003 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently presented the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with the first annual OGC Vision Award. Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commanding General of the USACE, accepted the award. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution the USACE has made to the organization and growth of OGC, an international public/private partnership working to make geographic information and services openly accessible across multiple platforms and devices.

OGC Members Show Geospatial Software Interoperability at U.N.

Release Date: 
2004-01-30
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New York City, January 30, 2004 - On January 16 at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City, software vendor members of OGC demonstrated for U.N. staff the interoperability that is now possible between their geographic information systems. Last year, the U.N. ran a successful competitive bid and procurement for a system for use by the UN Headquarters bodies, including the Security Council. The system, now in place, provides flexible and open Web access to geographic information from multiple sources.

ISO/TC211 Approves OGC Web Map Service as International Standard

Release Date: 
2004-11-01
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Wayland, MA, November 1, 2004 -- ISO has approved an International Standard developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(TM)) with input from the ISO technical committee responsible for the ISO geographic information: ISO/TC211 Geographic Information/Geomatics. The OpenGIS(R) Web Map Service (WMS) Interface Specification was approved by a ballot of the national bodies that are members of ISO.

The OGC® Seeks Participants for Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment

Release Date: 
2007-02-01
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Wayland, MA, February 1, 2007. The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. (OGC) launched an Interoperability Experiment on ocean science interoperability on January 29, 2007. The initiators of the experiment seek participation by other organizations interested in interoperability among information systems used in ocean research.

Core Services Initiative Will Advance Emergency Communications

Release Date: 
2007-12-07
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December 07, 2007 -- Washington, DC - COMCARE Emergency Response Alliance, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) jointly announced they will conduct a Core Services Initiative to significantly improve interoperable, inter-organizational communications and information sharing for emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

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