24 March 2001


For information about this announcement,
contact: Mark E. Reichardt Open GIS Consortium, Inc
Director, Marketing and Public Sector Programs
(301) 840-1361 Voice
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OGC Solicits Requests for Quotation in Support of a Military Pilot Project

February 8, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia:

"The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) today released a Request for Quotation that launches a Military Pilot Project (MPP) designed to promote collaborative development and testing of interoperable, Web-based geospatial and intelligence information infrastructures. Sponsored by the US Army Engineering and Development Center (ERDC), this pilot project will draw on technology developers and integrators to demonstrate the power of OGC specifications and interoperable products in support of national, multinational and coalition defense operations.

Vendors selected to participate in the OGC Web Mapping MPP Phase I will apply new interoperable products that contain OGC interfaces to establish a prototype infrastructure that supports intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and geospatial information dissemination and utilization on multinational coalition networks and Advanced Concepts Technology Demonstrations (ACTDs). At the completion of MPP Phase I, these prototypical infrastructures will be used to conduct joint operational demonstrations, to illustrate the benefits of interoperable spatial technologies, and provide feedback into OGC's Specification Development Program..."