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Friday, November 7th 2003
by David Sonnen

In the following article, Mr.David Sonnen makes these observations: “In my opinion, OGC is nearing a tipping point between remaining a successful, consensus-based standards organization, and being seen as ineffective and a poor business investment for its members.It appears to me that OGC has encountered a situation common to most maturing organizations.As they have grown, they have accumulated a set of policies and programs, some of which are now inappropriate for their current situation.” Please read his entire opinion of the geospatial standards organizations.

Thursday, November 6th 2003
by Richard Serby

Rich Serby again comes with timely advice on keeping your network of professional colleagues “alive and well” to help or be helped when the job climate turns cloudy.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Joe Francica

Mr.Halsey Wise stepped into the position as Intergraph’s CEO in July of this year.He comes to Intergraph with a unique, more financially-focused approach, and makes no apologies for being a “non-engineer” as had been the legacy of the company in the CEO’s office and in the boardroom.Read more about Mr.Wise’s vision for Intergraph.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Garnet Daus

With the implementation of a new application, the nine counties within the United States Attorneys Office (USAO), Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will be able to
share criminal data in their jurisdictions, simply by logging onto the Internet.Read how they do it.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Preetha Pulusani

This letter is in response to the article titled “OGC: Near The Tipping Point” by Dave Sonnen.

As a long-time member of the geospatial community and an ongoing advocate of OGC and open standards, I was extremely disappointed to read Mr.Sonnen’s article.I
won’t waste your time and mine in addressing all of the things that are vague, superficial, irresponsible, unsubstantiated, and basically wrong about this article - many of
my colleagues have already detailed these very astutely.On the other hand, I would like to point out some very important facts about OGC’s tremendous accomplishments
through the years so that you can assess for yourself its value to the community as a whole.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Dr. Michael Sanderson

David Sonnen kindly invited comment on his powerful article as Laser-Scan has played a key role in the recent Interoperability initiative with Autodesk, Intergraph, and
MapInfo.I have the following contribution to make:

There are 3 key points raised in Sonnen’s piece as far as Laser-Scan is concerned.They are: Customers, Interoperability, and Open Source.Sonnen starts with Open
Source (the GRASS initiative) and I will conclude with it.

Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Dr. Christopher Tucker
Wednesday, November 5th 2003
by Chris Bradshaw

Autodesk responsds to comments made by David Sonnen on the OGC.

Saturday, November 1st 2003
by Joe Francica

GIS companies showed modest growth during the prior quarter with Intergraph and MapInfo indicating steady progress on their balance sheets.Cautious optimism is the prevailing outlook with neither company wanting to overstate their hopes for a better 2004.Trimble Navigation far exceeded estimates with strong growth in their Field Serives product division.

Wednesday, October 29th 2003
by Hal Reid

The corporate real estate industry is in flux.Do they understand how to leverage today’s location-based technology.CRE 2010 is an initiative that may put them on the right track.Read contributing editor, Hal Reid’s (MCR) insights into the world he knows and loves so well.But he asks, “Do they know the Power of Place.”

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