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Mass Market Geospatial

How OGC Membership Benefits Organizations in Mass Market Geospatial Value Chains

Open Geospatial Consortium Addresses the Mass-Market

If you take a leadership role in consumer Web service development and mainstream IT services and your organization’s business strategy includes geospatial functionality, then you should consider membership in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

You might join to advance and shape the outcome of GeoRSS (more on that below) for defining consumer service applications and mainstream IT. Or, you might join others to create standards that drop development costs and reduce time to market. Joining OGC makes good business sense and provides you with a capability to align an important standards effort with your own technology and business development strategies.

OGC Web Services - Phase 4 (OWS-4) Demo


The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.

Point of Contact: 

George Percivall


OGC Web Services, Phase 4 (OWS-4) was an Interoperability Initiative that advanced OGC technology in the following areas:

  • Sensor Web Enablement (SWE)
  • Geo Processing Workflow (GPW)
  • Geo-Decision Support Services (GeoDSS)
  • Geo-Digital Rights Management (GeoDRM)
  • CAD / GIS / BIM (GCB)
  • OGC Location Services (OpenLS)
  • Compliance Testing (CITE)

Location Intelligence Conference 2007

Monday, 2007-04-16
Wednesday, 2007-04-18

Join us at Location Intelligence Conference 2007
April 16-18, 2007, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco


Register for the Conference Now

Choose from Over 100 Presentations in Three Tracks

** Enterprise Location Intelligence
** Dynamic Geospatial Content
** Mobility & Location-based Services

Get Ahead On Emerging Location Technology by Attending Two Half-day Workshops

** Google's Geo Products (presented by Google)
** Hands-on with MapQuest Advantage API (presented by MapQuest)
** Introduction to Neogeography (presented by High Earth Orbit)
** Sharing Maps Through Interoperable Open Source Applications (presented by OSGeo, Autodesk and the Open Planning Project)
** Enterprise GIS Trends and Methods (presented by ESRI)
** Standards for Convergence (presented by the OGC)
** Spatially Enabling the Enterprise (presented by CH2M HILL)
** Integration between ArcGIS and Business Objects BI Platform (presented by Business Objects)
** Workshop by Oracle (Topic TBD)
** Workshop by Microsoft (Topic TBD)

** Special Birds of a Feather session for MapGuide Technology...Open to all Attendees!

Attendees can attend two workshops with their full registration. Register now to get first choice of workshops (seating is limited)

Book your room at the Parc 55 and don't forget to mention that you are with the conference to get the discounted rate!

Visit with the Top Vendors in Location Intelligence That Make This Event Possible

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Our Gold Sponsors
Tele AtlasMetaCartaFirst AmericanDeCartaDigital GlobeMicrosoft

Our Silver Sponsors

TerraGo, Safe Software, GfK Geomarketing, RedSky Technologies, DMTI Spatial, GeoDecisions, Placebase, Tele Atlas, NAVTEQ, Zoom LBS, Telogis, TruePosition, Synergos Technologies, Environic Analytics, geoVue, Business Objects, Thetus Corporation, Geolabour, SSS Research, Immersive Media, and AWhere.

Additional Sponsors include
Synergos Technologies, 3D Route, MapInfo, Synthegis, 3D Route, MapAsia, and Korem

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Geospatial Digital Management (GeoRM)

Join the OGC. Help Your Organization Address Geospatial Rights Management.

Virtually all public and private sector organizations that produce, publish and/or share geospatial data have a stake in the OGC's Geospatial Rights Management (GeoRM) effort. As standards based geoprocessing solutions are deployed throughout the world, the obstacles preventing greater use of geospatial data and services are increasingly policy related, not technical. GeoRM standards now under development in the OGC are a necessary prerequisite to overcoming many of these policy obstacles.

Environment & Natural Resources

How OGC Membership Benefits Environmental and Natural Resources Research and Management Organizations

Nations, communities, regions and corporations face growing concerns related to sustainable management of water, waste, energy, pollution, forests, croplands, oceans and climate. Geospatial technologies already play a key role in research and management activities that address these concerns. Unfortunately, the prior limitations of these technologies have led to conditions and practices that constrain our thinking about how the technologies might be used now that those limitations no longer apply. "Stovepipes" of various kinds persist as obstacles to discovering and sharing geospatial data and geoprocessing services, even though such discovery and sharing is now a critical requirement.