OGC Press Releases

OGC Releases a Request for Technology for a Major Web Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2001-03-28
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March 28, 2001: OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced the release today of a Request for Technology (RFT) for a major OGC Web Services Initiative. The RFT is available at http://ip.opengeospatial.org/ows/index.html . Responses to this RFT, along with financial commitments from sponsor organizations will help determine the focus areas that are undertaken as part of this initiative scheduled to commence in September 2001.

EC Commissioner For Research to Speak at OGC Meeting

Release Date: 
2001-03-21
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March 22, 2001. OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today that Mr. Phillipe Busquin, the European Commission's Commissioner for Research, will be the main speaker at the OGC Evening Reception on April 4 at the Colonster Castle in Liege, Belgium. This reception is part of OGC's program of Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings scheduled for 2 - 5 April in Liege, and hosted by IONIC Software, an OGC member company.

OGC Seeks Input For Geographic Web Services Testbeds

Release Date: 
2001-03-08
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March 9, 2001: The Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC) announced today its intent to release a Request for Technology (RFT) for a major Web Services Initiative. The RFT will be available on the OGC website ( www.opengeospatial.org ) by March 21, 2001. This set of six planned activities will extend OpenGIS standards, enabling freer access to web services that process geographic information.

OGC GML 2 On the Way to Adoption

Release Date: 
2001-03-08
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Wayland, MA, USA, February 27, 2001: The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) jointly announced recently that James Stephens of LMC has been named as Deputy Program Manager for OGC's Interoperability Program. Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems (M&DS) will fund Stephens' assignment as part of LMC's strategic membership in OGC.

Lockheed Martin Coorporation Sponsors Assignment of James Stephens to OGC Staff for One-year Assignment

Release Date: 
2001-02-27
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Wayland, MA, USA, February 27, 2001: The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) jointly announced recently that James Stephens of LMC has been named as Deputy Program Manager for OGC's Interoperability Program. Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems (M&DS) will fund Stephens' assignment as part of LMC's strategic membership in OGC.

OGC Solicits Requests for Quotation in Support of a Military Pilot Project

Release Date: 
2001-02-07
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February 8, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia: The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request for Quotation that launches a Military Pilot Project (MPP) designed to promote collaborative development and testing of interoperable, Web-based geospatial and intelligence information infrastructures. Sponsored by the US Army Engineering and Development Center (ERDC), this pilot project will draw on technology developers and integrators to demonstrate the power of OGC specifications and interoperable products in support of national, multinational and coalition defense operations.

OGC Launches the Open Location Services Initiative

Release Date: 
2001-02-01
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Arlington, VA, February 1, 2001 Open GIS Consortium (OGC) held a Sponsors meeting January 30 to announce the launch of the first test bed of the Open Location Services (OpenLS) Initiative. IT and wireless industry leaders Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Webraska, Yeoman, Intergraph, ESRI, CTIA, In-Q-Tel, MapInfo, Autodesk, Siemens and Hutchison 3G participated. The meeting was held to confirm sponsorship interest in the OpenLS® Initiative and to solicit feedback regarding the next steps, including the upcoming release of the Request for Quotation document and the first test bed.

Mark Reichardt Joins OGC Staff

Release Date: 
2000-12-12
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On December 12, 2000, the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Mark Reichardt joined the OGC team in November 2000 as Director of Marketing and Public Sector Programs. Mr. Reichardt joins OGC after leaving a successful 20-year career with the federal government. Since 1980, Mr. Reichardt has been involved in key federal mapping and geospatial programs.

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