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OGC Begins Military Pilot Project To Test Web Mapping Specifications

MPP-1, which began April 5 and will run through September 2001, has been organized to test and exercise newly developed OGC specifications in a near-operational user environment.At the end of a Pilot, major customers will see real world proof of interoperability between software products from different vendors enabled by interfaces implementing OpenGIS Specifications.Findings contribute to the refinement of the OpenGIS® Specifications that define the products interoperability interfaces.For example, MPP-1 will help enhance OpenGIS Specifications to accommodate three-dimensional photo-realistic terrain views over the Internet.Many military Coordinating Organizations currently use commercial products that vendors are now opening up with interfaces that implement OpenGIS Specifications.

Carl Reed Joins OGC as Director of Specification Programs

Wayland, MA, USA, May 10, 2001 – Dr. Carl Reed has joined the Open GIS Consortium as Director of Specification Programs.Dr. Reed joins the OGC with over 30 years experience in the GIS and location services industries.Prior to joining the OGC, Dr. Reed was a senior executive at Intergraph, Genasys and Autometric.Dr. Reed will manage the OGC Technical Committee process, focusing on the mission of developing formal OpenGIS Specifications.He will also facilitate the strategic planning initiatives of the OGC Planning Committee.

OGC Announces Technology Insertion Project

jharrison [at] opengeospatial.orgWayland, MA, USA, April 16, 2001 – OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today the start of the OGC Civil Works Technology Insertion (CTI) Project.This international project is a new type of interoperability initiative, an Insertion Project, that focuses on expanding an organizations interoperability capacity by laying the groundwork for open implementations.In addition, the CTI project will leverage a variety of standards-based commercial technology developed and tested during OGC Web Mapping Testbeds and the OGC Upper-Susquehanna-Lackawanna (USL) Pilot Project.OGC invites technology vendors, government agencies, international organizations and other interested parties to participate in the CTI and future Insertion Projects and OGC Network activities.The OGC Civil Works Technology Insertion Project is part of OGCs Interoperability Program, a global, collaborative, hands-on engineering and testing program.

OpenGIS (OGC) Reaches Key Milestone in Development of a Geography Markup Language Specification to Enable Interoperable Web Mapp

Liege, Belgium, April 4, 2001: OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announces the availability of the OpenGIS Feature Geometry Request for Proposals for public review.The request aims to extend the interfaces in the OpenGIS Simple Features Implementation Specification, which gives diverse software systems an open, shared framework for describing features modeled with points, lines, and polygons.In addition, the timing of this proposal aligns with activities of the OpenGIS Interoperability Program, which will for the first time allow for a direct path from OGC organized testbed activities and the issuance of OGC Implementation Specification.In OGCs consensus-based standards development process, an RFP can be the first step toward developing an interoperability specification.The resulting proposals will be reviewed by the OGC technical committee, harmonized and later put up for a vote as Implementation Specifications.

Shell International Exploration And Production Joins OGC

OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today that Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. (Houston, TX) joined OGC recently as a Principal Member.Approximately 80\% of all data transactions in the upstream oil and gas business involve the location component of that data.As a technological leader in the oil and gas business sector, Shell views software integration as a means to increase effectiveness and efficiency of business processes.To accomplish this goal, Shell has chosen to collaborate with OGC and its members to achieve the OGC vision of complete integration of geoprocessing into mainstream computing.OGC is an international industry consortium of over 200 companies, government agencies and universities working together to develop geoprocessing standards.

OGC Issues RFP for Feature Geometry

Liege, Belgium, April 4, 2001: OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announces the availability of the OpenGIS Feature Geometry Request for Proposals for public review.Feature Geometry refers to the representation of the spatial extent of geographic objects in a GIS.In addition, the timing of this proposal aligns with activities of the OpenGIS Interoperability Program, which will for the first time allow for a direct path from OGC organized testbed activities and the issuance of OGC Implementation Specification.In OGCs consensus-based standards development process, an RFP can be the first step toward developing an interoperability specification.The resulting proposals will be reviewed by the OGC technical committee, harmonized and later put up for a vote as Implementation Specifications.

OGC Releases a Request for Technology for a Major Web Services Initiative

jharrison [at] opengeospatial.orgMarch 28, 2001: OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced the release today of a Request for Technology (RFT) for a major OGC Web Services Initiative.OGC Web Services are envisioned as an evolutionary, standards-based framework that will enable seamless integration of a variety of online geoprocessing and location services.OGC Web Services will allow distributed geoprocessing systems to communicate with each other using technologies such as XML and HTTP.The content of the OGC Web Services Initiative has grown out of previous OGC Testbeds and Pilot Projects.The OGC Web Services Initiative RFT provides details on several proposed focus areas: – Web Mapping Testbed Phase 3 – will consolidate the progress made in previous testbeds with work accomplished in the OGC Web Services Initiative and refine Basic and General Services Models.

EC Commissioner For Research to Speak at OGC Meeting

OGC, Inc. (the Open GIS Consortium) announced today that Mr. Phillipe Busquin, the European Commissions Commissioner for Research, will be the main speaker at the OGC Evening Reception on April 4 at the Colonster Castle in Liege, Belgium.Mr. Busquin is one of 20 Commissioners on the EC and is the individual who oversees all of the ECs research programs.His responsibilities include: European co-operation inside the European Unions research programs, research conducted by the European Unions Joint Research Center (JRC), and the development of research policies and strategies.About OGC OGC is an international industry consortium of over 200 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing specifications.About Ionic IONIC Software is an experienced software company with large expertise in the development of Java components to create the most innovative, flexible and interoperable distributed applications.

OGC Seeks Input For Geographic Web Services Testbeds

jharrison [at] opengeospatial.orgMarch 9, 2001: The Open GIS Consortium, Inc (OGC) announced today its intent to release a Request for Technology (RFT) for a major Web Services Initiative.This set of six planned activities will extend OpenGIS standards, enabling freer access to web services that process geographic information.The Web Services Initiative will build on the results of previous OGC testbeds and pilot projects and the work of the OGC Technical Committee and other standards organizations.Major focus areas of the Web Services Initiative are: – Web Mapping Testbed, Phase 3 will consolidate the progress made in previous testbeds with work accomplished in OGC Web Services Initiative threads.This activity will also investigate future web services for visualization, feature and coverage data access, and other services.

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