OGC Press Releases

Larry Ayres Joins Open GIS Consortium, Inc. Board of Directors

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2000-07-12
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Lance McKee Vice President, Corporate Communications The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) 35 Main Street, Suite 5 Wayland, MA 01778-5037 voice: (508) 655-5858 fax: (508) 655 2237 email: lmckee@opengeospatial.org
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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA July 12, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that Larry Ayers, Executive Vice President, Intergraph Corporation, has joined OGC's Board of Directors. Mr. Ayers was nominated by the board and elected by the OGC Management Committee, which oversees implementation of the OGC technical and business initiatives in accordance with strategic directions set by the Board. "Larry Ayers' election to the OGC Board is an affirmation of his personal qualities and vision, as well as a recognition of his career achievement as a leader of the international geographic information community," said David Schell, OGC's president. "Our membership has been impressed, in particular, by the work he has done in recent years to create open system technology options for geoprocessing. We look forward to his involvement in OGC activities, and to his making a substantial contribution to our strategic and business planning activities." Mr. Ayers said, "The viability of our industry's Internet/Intranet commerce depends on our ability to create a world where commercial geoprocessing applications not only plug-and-play together; they can also access in real-time any database they generate. I am pleased to be a part of the Open GIS Consortium Board of Directors to help chart this course for the future." Mr. Ayers career spans 32 years in the Defense Mapping Agency where he became the Senior Civilian Director and nine years with Intergraph Corporation where he directed the Infrastructure Product Center. In addition, he is co-chair of the Mapping Science Committee of NAS, and a board member of NCGIA of NSF. About OGC OGC, a consortium of more than sixty corporations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and universities, manages a consensus process to develop new technical and business approaches that will give computer users unimpeded access to heterogeneous spatial data and spatial processing resources in networked computing environments. About Intergraph A member of the fortune 1000, Intergraph Corporation is the world's largest company dedicated to supplying interactive computer graphics systems. Products range from point solutions, meeting individual and departmental needs, to integrated, enterprisewide systems. -- end --
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Open GIS Consortium, Inc Announces OpenGIS Guide, 9-May-96

Release Date: 
1996-05-09
Contact: 

Lance McKee
Vice President, Corporate Communications
The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC)
35 Main Street, Suite 5
Wayland, MA 01778-5037
voice: (508) 655-5858
fax: (508) 655 2237
email: lmckee@opengeospatial.org

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Wayland, Massachusetts, USA May 9, 1996 - The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announces that the "OpenGIS(TM) Guide: An Introduction to Interoperable Geoprocessing, Part 1 of the Open Geodata Interoperability Specification (OGIS)" was recently completed and is now available to the public. This 134 page book, compiled from the submitted proposals and minutes of OGC Technical Committee meetings over the last eighteen months, and edited by Kurt Buehler and Lance McKee, provides a detailed description of the rationale and technical content of OGIS. Engineering specifications for implementing OGIS-based software on various distributed computing platforms such as OLE/COM, CORBA, Java, etc. will be coming out of the OGIS Project over the next several years. In addition to an introduction and description of the technical goals of OGIS, the "OpenGIS Guide" includes chapters on: the distributed computing technology foundations that underlie OGIS; the Open Geodata Model; Information Communities; and the OGIS Services Model. "The Guide" can be purchased from OGC for $55.50 (for mailing within U.S., $59.50 for mailing outside of U.S.). It can also be viewed in its entirety and downloaded from OGC's public Web site, http://www.opengeospatial.org. About OGC OGC, a consortium of more than sixty corporations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and universities, coordinates collaborative development of an open geoprocessing software framework and helps organizations work together to develop business approaches related to this new technology. OGC's goal is to create common interfaces that integrate geographic information systems (GIS), Earth imaging, digital cartography, facilities management, navigation, surveying, and other spatial technologies so that users will have unimpeded network-based access to heterogeneous geodata and geoprocessing resources. OGC's efforts ensure that geographic information of all kinds will be an important and fully integrated part of the emerging national and global information infrastructures, serving a wide range of human needs.

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