OGC Press Releases

New Members Join Open GIS Consortium in November and December, 1996

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1997-01-02
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA January 2, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that in November and December, 1996, the following organizations became members of the consortium: Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) joined as a Principal Member of the consortium. Principal Members have a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs. Autodesk, Inc., (Sausalito, CA) already a member, increased their level of participation to Principal Member.

Microsoft Joins Open GIS Consortium

Release Date: 
1997-01-02
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA January 2, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) has become a Principal Member of the consortium. As a Principal Member, Microsoft has a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs.

OpenGIS RFP and RFIs Mark Progress Toward Interoperable Geoprocessing

Release Date: 
1996-08-30
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Wayland, MA, August 30, 1996. The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for engineering specifications that implement the simple geometry components of the OpenGIS Specification ("OGIS") for major distributed computing platforms, such as OLE/COM, CORBA, the Internet, and ODBC.

OGC to Issue RFPs for Open GIS Specifications

Release Date: 
2000-07-29
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The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) recently announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) policy by which geoprocessing software vendors will deliver specifications for interoperable geoprocessing software on targeted distributed computing platforms (DCPs) such as OLE/COM, CORBA, and Java. Each RFP will request a DCP-specific engineering specification and accompanying demonstration software for a specific part of OGC's OpenGIS® Specification (OGIS). Once approved, a proposal becomes the industry standard for software compliant with the specified part of the specification on a particular DCP.

Bentley Joins the Open GIS Consortium as a Principal Member

Release Date: 
1996-07-29
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Salt Lake City, UT, URISA '96 - July 29, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (Wayland, MA) today announced that Bentley Systems, Inc. (Exton, PA) has joined the Consortium as a principal member. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the development of interoperability standards for the geoprocessing community. As one of three principal members providing geoprocessing software, Bentley will take a lead role in this worldwide effort for transparent sharing of geoprocessing resources.

Larry Ayres Joins Open GIS Consortium, Inc. Board of Directors

Release Date: 
2000-07-12
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA July 12, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Larry Ayers, Executive Vice President, Intergraph Corporation, has joined OGC's Board of Directors. Mr. Ayers was nominated by the board and elected by the OGC Management Committee, which oversees implementation of the OGC technical and business initiatives in accordance with strategic directions set by the Board.

Open GIS Consortium, Inc Announces OpenGIS Guide, 9-May-96

Release Date: 
1996-05-09
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA May 9, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the "OpenGIS(TM) Guide: An Introduction to Interoperable Geoprocessing, Part 1 of the Open Geodata Interoperability Specification (OGIS)" was recently completed and is now available to the public. This 134 page book, compiled from the submitted proposals and minutes of OGC Technical Committee meetings over the last eighteen months, and edited by Kurt Buehler and Lance McKee, provides a detailed description of the rationale and technical content of OGIS.

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