Wayland, MA, March 13, 2007 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC?) (http://www.opengeospatial.org) announced that Bentley Systems, Incorporated has upgraded to become a Principal Member in the OGC.
Principal Members have complete authority over the specification
release and adoption process through their voting rights in the
Planning Committee (PC). It is by PC vote that OpenGIS? Specifications
are approved and released by the Consortium. PC Members participate in
planning and management of the Consortium's technology development
process, evaluate and provide guidance on market direction and
Consortium focus, possess Technical Committee voting rights, have
approval authority for OGC policies and procedures, and vote to elect
members of the OGC Board of Directors.
"The OGC is pleased that Bentley has chosen to assume a leadership
position in the consortium's membership," Sam Bacharach, Executive
Director of the Outreach Program, said. "We look forward to them
applying their expertise in advancing the cause of standardization."
Tim Case of PB (Parsons Brinckerhoff), who chairs OGC's 3D Information
Management Working Group, said of the recent OGC Web Services, Phase 4
(OWS-4) interoperability project, "Bentley played a central role in
OWS-4 and helped us to demonstrate a framework of interoperability
across the lifecycle of building and infrastructure investment
involving design, construction, operation and decommissioning."
Carey Mann, Vice President Geospatial Solutions for Bentley, added,
"Bentley is pleased to take this central role at the OGC. We have long
participated in the OGC and its initiatives and believe the time is
right for us to significantly expand our involvement. The broadening
of the OGC's scope to spatially enable the wide range of geospatial
and engineering disciplines aligns perfectly with Bentley's focus. As
user organizations embrace 3D modeled infrastructure and increased
operational integration within the enterprise, Bentley is uniquely
positioned to help the OGC advance its vision."
Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of
the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for
the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans
architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With
revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2400
colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software
to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major
owner-operators, and was named the world's No. 2 provider of
GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.
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About The Open Geospatial Consortium
The OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 335
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications support
interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower
technology developers to make complex spatial information and services
accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC
For information about this announcement, contact:
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc