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

Anne Ghisla a.ghisla at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 03:20:09 PST 2011

On Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:05:05 +1100
Bruce Bannerman <B.Bannerman at bom.gov.au> wrote:
> For those who haven't seen this.
> If you have the time, please take this survey. The results will be
> very useful.

Hello all,

I wonder how the prize can influence the participation to the survey.

Personally, I don't want to win a product which is deliberately closed
and whose interoperability with other products/systems is not a
priority. Isn't that putting it in contrast with OGC leading principles?


> Bruce Bannerman
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> From: OGC Press Release <announce at opengeospatial.org>
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> Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 06:54:14 +1100
> To: <media at lists.opengeospatial.org>
> Subject: [OGC Press Release] Take the 'Business Value of OGC
> Standards' Survey!
> For information about this announcement, contact:
> Contact:
> Steven Ramage
> Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
> Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
> http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> *** 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
> http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/groups/businessvalue
> 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
> http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.
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