OGC Press Releases

Breakthrough In Web-Based Geographic Information

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1999-09-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, September 10, 1999: Members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today demonstrated a remarkable open interface that will revolutionize use of geospatial data on the Web. OGC's Web Mapping Testbed Demonstration was presented to an executive government and industry audience at Lockheed Martin Management and Data Systems in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

New Open Technology For Maps On The Web

Release Date: 
1999-08-24
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 24, 1999: Maps and map queries will become a much more important part of the Web thanks to two key interoperability standards passed by members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) on August 13 in Southampton, England. The standards will make it much easier for businesses, citizens, and governments to find, view, pan, zoom, overlay, and query geographical images and maps on the Worldwide Web.

Open Technology For A "Spatially Enabled Web" Announced

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1999-08-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 18, 1999: Maps and map queries will become a much more important part of the Web thanks to two key interoperability standards passed by members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) on August 13 in Southampton, England. The standards will make it much easier for businesses, citizens, and governments to find, view, pan, zoom, overlay, and query geographic image data and map data on the Worldwide Web.

OGC Issues RFP For Coordinate Transformation Services

Release Date: 
1999-06-28
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Wayland, MA, USA, June 28, 1999: The OpenGIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for open interfaces that enable software to first discover the coordinate reference systems of geospatial data held in network-accessible systems and then to transform coordinates from one coordinate reference system to another. OGC seeks proposals that conform to CORBA, DCOM, SQL, or emerging internet standards such as JAVA.

ORACLE Passes First OpenGIS Conformance Test

Release Date: 
1999-05-10
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Wayland, MA, USA, May 10, 1999: The OpenGIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Oracle is one of the first companies to pass conformance tests for OGC's OpenGIS Simple Features Specification for SQL. The tests prove whether or not a geospatial information system software product conforms to the OpenGIS Implementation Specifications that OGC has created through its industry consensus process. (See http://www.opengeospatial.org/testing for details of the conformance tests.)

Geospatial Standards Move Toward Implementation and Interoperability

Release Date: 
1999-04-30
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Information technology standards are often book-sized documents of rather arcane technical information and directives. They are dry and brittle. Yet, the best information technology standards directly affect our daily lives, change the way we do business, and, indeed, change the world. This is the case with emerging geomatics and geographic information standards. The fact is that many daily tasks and activities can and will be made easier, more pleasant, and more professional using standards that are emerging from ISO/TC211, and being implemented by the members of the Open GIS Consortium.

Deutsche PhoneSat Joins Geoprocessing Standards Effort

Release Date: 
1998-12-17
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 17, 1998: Deutsche PhoneSat, a German telecommunications and flight control, remote sensing and GIS company, has become a Principal Member in the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the international standards organization dedicated to interoperable geoprocessing. As a Principal Member, Deutsche PhoneSat will have a seat on OGC's Management Committee and will help shape the consortium's business plan and its OpenGIS(R) Specification plan and schedule.

OGC Requests Technology For Web Mapping

Release Date: 
1998-10-27
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October 27, 1998, Wayland, MA. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) issued a request for technology (RFT) for an OGC Interoperability Initiative called the Web Mapping Technology Testbed. Sponsored by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), the US Army Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), the testbed is intended to advance Web mapping technology, support development of a multi-vendor portable demonstration, and feed requirements into OGC's OpenGIS Specification process.

ORDNANCE SURVEY Joins OGC

Release Date: 
2000-03-31
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA March 31, 1998 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Agency of Great Britain, has joined OGC as a Technical Committee member. Ordnance Survey is the first major non-US government agency to join OGC.

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