[OGC Press Release] OGC Members Bring Interoperability To GeoTec Event

OGC Announcements announce at opengis.org
Fri Mar 19 15:02:24 EST 2004


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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For information about this announcement, contact:

Mark Reichardt
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open GIS Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-301-840-1361

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OGC Members Bring Interoperability To GeoTec Event

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.

OGC members will demonstrate how their products take advantage of OGC
interfaces to optimize discovery, access, integration and application of
geospatial information and applications on servers accessible via the
Internet. Vendors will illustrate a range of OpenGIS Specifications,
including Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), Coordinate
Transformation, Grid Coverages, Simple Features, Catalog and Geography
Markup Language (GML) Specifications.

Cadcorp, Inc., Galdos Systems, GeoConnections, Intergraph Mapping and
Geospatial Solutions, MapInfo, Safe Software and other vendors will
illustrate the ability of users to share data and applications across
distributed networks, varying processing platforms and vendor brands.
Conference attendees are encouraged to visit each of the participating
vendors for a chance to win software prizes including copies of Cadcorp SIS
Map Manager V6, and MapInfo Professional.

Attendees are also invited to workshops and presentations on
interoperability topics. Highlights include a workshop titled “Introduction
to GML” and papers including “Building an OGC-based GIS Solution -
Architecture and Demonstration,” “Web-based Economic Analysis Mapping Using
a Remote OGC-WMS Server” and “3D GSN 3D Client: An OGC 3D Browser for
Geospatial Data Visualization.” There will also be a panel discussion on
“OGC Interoperability through Oracle Database Toolkits.” Several vendors
will also be showcasing OpenGIS implementations in the Vendor Seminar
sessions.

OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 250 companies,
government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to
develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications
support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower
technology developers to make complex spatial information and services
accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC website
at http://www.opengis.org.

Further information about the GeoTec Event is available at
http://www.geoplace.com/gt.




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