OGC Press Releases

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.

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.

Jeff Harrison Joins OGC Staff

Release Date: 
2000-08-21
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August 21, 2000, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Jeffrey G. Harrison joined OGC's staff in August as an Interoperability Program Specialist. As Project Manager for OGC Interoperability Initiatives, he plans projects, manages schedules, and coordinates sponsors and participants in testbeds, demonstrations, prototypes, pilot programs, reference implementations, and technology insertion projects. Mr.

OGC Calls For Participation In Geospatial Fusion Testbed

Release Date: 
2000-04-18
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Wayland, MA, USA, April 18, 2000. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request For Quotation (RFQ) to solicit technology proposals for the OGC Geospatial Fusion Services Testbed. OGC, in collaboration with In-Q-Tel ( http://www.in-q-tel.com ), will provide cost-sharing funds to partially offset expenses associated with the project. OGC seeks as many participants as possible who can enhance and/or make use of the GFS Testbed.

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