OGC Press Releases

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.

OGC Announces Further Progress Toward Open Geoprocessing

Release Date: 
1998-02-27
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, February 27, 1998 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced today that two important new Requests For Proposals (RFPs) were approved February 12, 1998 by the OGC Technical Committee and OGC Management Committee at meetings of the committees in Munich, Germany. 110 attendees representing 66 organizations and 14 countries were present. These most recent OGC bimonthly meetings were hosted by Siemens Nixdorf Informationssystemes (SNI) (Munich, Germany), a Principal Member of OGC.

OpenGIS® Simple Features Specifications Available Now

Release Date: 
2000-09-05
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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
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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.

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