[Live-demo] OGC and OSGeo collaborate on documentation

Cameron Shorter 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."

*About OSGeo-Live*

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. 

*About OSGeo*

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 
at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact

*Contact: *

    * 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


Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Director
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

Think Globally, Fix Locally
Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source

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