OGC Press Releases

OpenGIS® Simple Features Specifications Available Now

Release Date: 
2000-09-05
Content: 
Wayland, MA USA, September 5, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that its recently announced OpenGIS Simple Features Specifications are now available to the public at http://www.opengeospatial.org. Strong demand for early access to the specifications prompted OGC to make them available during the final editing period. The OGC Technical Committee will make minor revisions during the next two months, leading to release of the Revision 1.0 specifications early in November.

OpenGIS® Specification Marks New Era of Geo-Information Access

Release Date: 
2000-08-14
Content: 
Cambridge, UK, August 14, 1997 - This week, for the first time ever, members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) demonstrated the newly developed OpenGIS interfaces which are designed to enable interoperability among heterogeneous Geographic Informa tion Systems. This first release of OpenGIS interfaces (OGC Request Number 1: OpenGIS Simple Features) was the result of an extraordinary collaborative effort among members, many of whom normally compete with each other.

Robert Corell and Martin Faga Join Open GIS Consortium Board

Release Date: 
1997-04-15
Content: 
Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, April 15, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC), the organization that coordinates collaborative development of the OpenGIS Specification for interoperable geoprocessing, announced today that Dr. Robert W. Corell of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Martin C. Faga of the MITRE Corporation (McLean, VA), have become members of OGC's Board of Directors.

Open GIS Consortium Announces Six New Members

Release Date: 
1997-04-08
Content: 
Wayland, Massachusetts, USA April 8, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that six organizations became members in February and March of 1997, bringing OGC's total membership to 94. OGC coordinates development of the OpenGIS Specification for common interfaces and services that support access to diverse geographic data and geoprocessing resources in networked computing environments.

Clifford Kottman Joins OGC as Vice President, Technology Development

Release Date: 
1997-04-01
Content: 
Wayland, Massachusetts, USA April 1, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Dr. Clifford A. Kottman, formerly of The MITRE Corporation, has become OGC's Vice President, Technology Development. In this position he will manage key activities in the OGC Technical Committee, the industry team developing the OpenGIS Specification for software interfaces and services that enable efficient use of geographic information in network computing environments.

Siemens Nixdorf Becomes a Principal Member of the Open GIS Consortium

Release Date: 
1997-03-24
Content: 
Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, March 24, 1997 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems AG (SNI) has become a Principal Member of the consortium. As a Principal Member, SNI has a seat on OGC's Management Committee, which oversees the OGC Technical Committee and plans cooperative industry development programs.

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

Release Date: 
1997-01-02
Content: 
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
Content: 
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
Content: 
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.

Pages