[OGC Press Release] OGC(R) Announces RFQ to Extend Reference Implementation in Kentucky

OGC Press Release announce at opengeospatial.org
Tue Feb 14 14:24:48 EST 2006


PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For information about this announcement, contact:

Sam Bacharach
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-703-352-3938
sbacharach at opengeospatial.org

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Wayland, MA, February 14, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium Inc.
(OGC) announced a Request For Quotations (RFQ) from technology
developers interested in an Interoperability Initiative to extend a
reference implementation of OGC-based services at the state level in
the U.S. The OGC Kentucky Watershed Modeling Information Portal
(KWMIP) Pilot Project uses OGC Web Services (OWS), to provide advance
the use of computer based watershed modeling in the commonwealth.

Building on previous work in other OGC initiatives and technical
working groups, selected KWMIP participants will work collaboratively
to extend existing Kentucky systems into a robust and complete
interoperability framework for implementing multi-vendor enterprise,
as well as enterprise-to-enterprise, solutions in government and
business.

Participants will work in the following area:

-- Web Services: Deploy a reference implementation composed of OGC(R)
specification components for Web Map Services, Web Feature Services,
Web Coverage Services, and Catalog Services.

The reference implementation will add a watershed modeling information
service to the existing statewide network.

The Request for Quotations can be downloaded from
http://www.opengeospatial.org/initiatives/?iid=198. A Bidder's
Conference (a conference call) will be held on February 23, 2006.
Questions for the call must be sent to by 2200 GMT February 21, 2006.
The response period begins February 7, 2006 and ends March 7, 2006.
The KWMIP kickoff will take place March 15, 2006 by teleconference and
the final demonstration of capabilities will take place in June 2006.
The initiative manager will be Sam Bacharach. For more information on
the KWMIP Initiative, please contact Mr. Bacharach at +1 703-352-3938.

The OGC(R) is an international industry consortium of more than 300
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available interface specifications. OpenGIS(R) 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.opengeospatial.org.



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