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.

OGC Solicits Requests for Quotation in Support of a Military Pilot Project

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2001-02-07
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February 8, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia: The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request for Quotation that launches a Military Pilot Project (MPP) designed to promote collaborative development and testing of interoperable, Web-based geospatial and intelligence information infrastructures. Sponsored by the US Army Engineering and Development Center (ERDC), this pilot project will draw on technology developers and integrators to demonstrate the power of OGC specifications and interoperable products in support of national, multinational and coalition defense operations.

OGC Advances Location Services Interoperability at "GIS In Telecoms 2001"

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2001-12-04
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Wayland, MA, USA, December 4, 2001. Staff and members of the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) (Wayland, MA) contributed significantly to the recent top-level IIR "GIS in Telecoms" Conference held November 12-15 in Geneva, Switzerland. Seventy leading technologists and managers at telecommunications and GIS companies gathered to hear and present talks related to the spatial data needs of the telecoms market.

Twenty-one Participants Join Sponsors to Kick off OGC Web Services 1.2 Initiative

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2002-08-09
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Wayland, MA, USA, August 9, 2002 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) kicked off the second threadset of its Web Services Initiative Phase 1 (OWS-1.2) recently with a four day meeting in Herndon, Virginia. OWS is long-term project that aims to advance interoperable geospatial and imagery web services technology, support development of a multi-vendor portable demonstration, and feed requirements and recommendations into OGC's OpenGIS Specification process.

OGC and IPE Announce Classes in Geospatial Interoperability

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2003-02-27
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Wayland, MA, February 27, 2003 - The first classes resulting from collaboration between the Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Institute for Professional Education (IPE) are now available for registration. IPE and OGC agreed to collaborate in the development and delivery of GIS related education for advancement of interoperability favorable to the interests of their members and the public, and to raise awareness of and interest in the organizations' missions.

OGC Members Bring Interoperability To GeoTec Event

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2004-03-19
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Wayland, MA, USA, March 19, 2004 - Today's technologies do not live in a vacuum. Government, business, academia and the public demand that the information technologies we depend on work together effectively to enable information sharing. Members of the Open GIS Consortium (OGC) will demonstrate how that can happen using OpenGIS(R) Interface Specifications at the GeoTec Event 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 28-31, 2004.

Summit Set to Address "Advancing the Sensor Web"

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2005-01-31
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Wayland, MA, January 31, 2005 - The third annual Emerging Technology Summit's (ETS III) theme is "Advancing the Sensor Web." The two day event is organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory SensorNET Program. The objectives of the Summit are to improve the understanding of sensor networks and to define requirements for enabling a standards-based, interoperable framework for accessing, processing, and tasking an ever increasing population of fixed and mobile sensors.

The OGC® Announces Call for Participation in OWS-4 Testbed

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2006-04-11
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April 11, 2006, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a Request for Quotes/Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) for the OGC Web Services, Phase 4 (OWS-4) Interoperability Initiative, a testbed to advance OGC's open interoperability framework for geospatial capabilities. The RFQ/CFP is available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/initiatives/?iid=199 .

The OGC® Approves Geospatial Digital Rights Reference Model

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2007-04-10
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Wayland, Mass., April 10, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) is pleased to announce that its membership has approved an abstract specification for the management of digital rights in the area of geospatial data and services. The Geospatial Digital Rights Management Reference Model (GeoDRM RM) (available at http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=17802), is Topic 18 of The OpenGIS® Abstract Specification.

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