[OSGeo-Discuss] OGC and OSGeo collaborate on documentation
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 01:55:43 PDT 2010
The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) and the Open Source
Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) will develop conforming documentation for
key OGC standards and geospatial open source application descriptions.
Both sets of documentation will be available online and on the
OSGeo-Live DVD, to be released at the international conference for Free
and Open Source Software, FOSS4G, in September 2010, in Barcelona, Spain
"We are happy to work with OSGeo to meet the needs of open source
developers," explained Steven Ramage, Executive Director, Marketing and
Communications, OGC, "because wider use of OGC standards increases
interoperability, innovation and market growth, and this benefits
developers and users of both open source and proprietary software."
According to Cameron Shorter, coordinator of the OSGeo-Live project,
"OGC standards underpin our GeoSpatial Open Source applications, and
hence OGC documentation will greatly enhance the Open Source
documentation being developed."
OSGeo-Live is a DVD, USB drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu
Linux that is pre-configured with a wide variety of robust, open source,
geospatial software. The applications can be trialed without installing
anything on your computer, simply by booting the computer from the DVD
or USB drive. OSGeo Live is handed out at conferences around the world,
and is regularly used by students in geospatial workshops and tutorials.
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo is a not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative
development of open geospatial technologies and data.
*About the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®)*
The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 395 companies,
government agencies, research organizations, and universities
participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available
geospatial standards. OGC Standards empower technology developers to
make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any
application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website
* Lance McKee, Senior Staff Writer, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
* phone: +1 508-655-5858, lmckee at opengeospatial.org
* Cameron Shorter, OSGeo Live project coordinator
* +61 2 8570-5050, cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254
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