October 20, 2008, Wayland, Massachusetts. The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces a webinar on leveraging XML in geoint applications. The Geography Markup Language (GML) encoding standard is used as a key example.

This free webinar is scheduled from 1:30 – 2:30 pm EDT on Thursday, October 23, 2008.

Dr. Carl Reed, III, Chief Technology Officer of OGC, is one of the speakers. Joe Francica, Editor-in-Chief of Directions Media, and Chris Biow, Chief Technologist of Mark Logic Corporation, are also on the panel. The webinar will be moderated by Mike Agron, Executive Advisor of Directions Media. Directions Media is hosting the event, which is sponsored by Mark Logic Corporation.

"Exploiting Geospatial Information for the Intelligence Community" is designed for professionals throughout the Defense and Intelligence communities who are either responsible for building and implementing information systems that leverage geospatial information, or who rely on geospatial information to perform mission-critical tasks, including senior defense and intelligence management, intelligence analysts, service men and women, congressional decision-makers and staff.

To register, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827418293.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 365 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OpenGIS® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/.