Open GIS symposium to showcase agency geoprocessing integration.WAYLAND, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 1996--The Open GIS (1) (Geographic Information System) An information system that deals with spatial information. Often called "mapping software," it links attributes and characteristics of an area to its geographic location. Consortium, Inc. (OGC OGC Office of Government Commerce (UK government)
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OGC Open GIS Consortium, Inc. ) announced today that it will hold an Open GIS Symposium on October 21, 1996, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Geographic Society's Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW, Washington, D.C.
At this technology forum, interested technology managers will learn about OGC and the role it plays in helping major public and private sector organizations integrate geospatial data into their information systems.
The symposium will feature:
-- In a keynote address keynote address
An opening address, as at a political convention, that outlines the issues to be considered. Also called keynote speech.
Noun 1. , Irvin P. Buck, Chairman of the US Dept. of Defense Geospatial Information Integrated Product Team, will describe the benefits and implications of the GIIPT's new Strategic Membership in OGC.
-- OGC's president, David Schell, and OGC's Vice President, Business Development, Louis G. Hecht, will provide an update on the OpenGIS Specification effort. This successful new geoprocessing interface standard and OGC's special membership options for user organizations will make transparent network An all-optical network from end to end that may exist in the future. When the electrical component is eliminated, such networks add their own complexity. For example, due to switching, the distance a light signal travels one day may be different the next time. access to geospatial data and geoprocessing resources a key strategic capability for a wide range of government agencies and private sector businesses.
-- OGC Director Carl Cargill, a noted theorist the·o·rist
One who theorizes; a theoretician.
a person who forms theories or who specializes in the theory of a particular subject.
See also: Ideas, Learning
Noun 1. in standards consortia and Program Manager for Standards at Netscape Communications, will explain what sets OGC apart from other standards consortia, exploring OGC's user-centered approach and unique consensus-oriented development process.
-- A panel of experts from government and the private sector will discuss key issues relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc the GIIPT GIIPT Geospatial Information Integrated Product Team and the incorporation of geospatial data and geoprocessing into enterprise decision making and operational functions.
Through its efforts to understand and address the needs of its user members, OGC has become the preferred approach to integrating geoprocessing services into distributed Internet or enterprise environments in both public and private sectors. OGC is committed to informing the public of the implications of distributed geoprocessing for infrastructure development, reinvention of government, economic development, and corporate computing. OGC provides a vital link to the community at large, designed to provide full public access to the OpenGIS process and to the opportunity to contribute to the community dialog on geospatial interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. .
For more information or to see a copy of the OpenGIS Specification, see the OGC home page at http://www.opengis.org.
CONTACT: Lance McKee
The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC)