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Open GIS Group Kicks Off Web Services Initiative

The Open GIS Consortium Inc., kicked off a new interoperability
initiative to develop and enhance OGS Web Services (OWS) standards
designed to enable easy discovery, access and use of geographic data
and geoprocessing services. Participants are now working to extend and
"ruggedize" existing and draft OpenGIS standards. The goal is a
complete interoperability framework for implementation within a
multi-vendor enterprise and to achieve interoperability between
enterprises for geoprocessing solutions in government and business.

The OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 250
companies, government agencies and universities participating in a to
develop publicly available interface specifications for geographic

Their specifications will "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT.

For more information visit: http://www.opengis.org [via Syllabus email newsletter]

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