[OSGeo-Discuss] FW: [OGC Press Release] Take the 'Business Value of OGC Standards' Survey! [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Bruce Bannerman B.Bannerman at bom.gov.au
Sun Nov 6 13:05:05 PST 2011

For those who haven't seen this.

If you have the time, please take this survey. The results will be very useful.

Bruce Bannerman

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Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 06:54:14 +1100
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Subject: [OGC Press Release] Take the 'Business Value of OGC Standards' Survey!

For information about this announcement, contact:

Steven Ramage
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)


*** Win an Apple iPad 2 Tablet, an Apple iPod touch or Bose AE2
headphones! ***

The survey is a joint effort by two academic researchers who are OGC
members and by the OGC Business Value Committee. Dr. Mu Xia at Santa
Clara University and Dr. Kexin Zhao at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte developed the survey based on requirements from
the OGC Business Value Committee to support their studies on standards
effectiveness. The OGC Business Value Committee will use a summary of
the results to help the OGC better understand the value of the
OGC's open standards and improve its programs for geospatial
standards development, compliance testing and outreach.

We encourage everyone involved with geospatial or location data,
software and services to complete the survey. This is an opportunity
for technical and commercial colleagues to work together and highlight
their business needs and requirements around open standards.  OGC
membership is not a requirement, and you can participate even if the
software you use or provide does not implement OGC standards.

The survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Individual
responses will be seen only by the researchers and OGC staff. The
researchers will summarize the data gathered from the survey, removing
all references to individual responses, and make the summary available
to OGC Business Value Committee members. An executive summary will be
provided to survey respondents.

The researchers have prepared two versions of the online survey. To
take the survey, if you are a technology user, visit
http://uncc.surveyshare.com/s/AQAIJDC. If you are a technology
provider (a vendor or a system integrator) or a consultant, visit
http://uncc.surveyshare.com/s/AQAIZBC. If you are not sure which
version to use, contact us. Please also forward this message to others
who might be interested in completing the survey.

The survey period is 1st November through 18th December 2011.
 Prizes will be awarded at random to three individuals who
complete the survey. The first person whose name is drawn after the
survey has closed will receive an iPad 2 (16GB, WiFi), the second will
receive an iPod Touch (8GB, 4th Generation) and the third will receive
a set of Bose AE2 headphones.

Thanks for your support!

The members of the OGC Business Value Committee

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 430 companies,
government agencies, research organizations, and universities
participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available
geospatial standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions
that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and
mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make
geospatial information and services useful with any application that
needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at

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