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Dr. Robert Moses, CEO of PCI Geomatics,
  Joins OGC Board of Directors

Richmond Hill, Ontario – January 30, 2003: Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of geospatial software leader PCI Geomatics, has accepted a position on the board of directors for Open GIS Consortium (OGC). Nominated by the Canadian government through GeoConnections, a national partnership initiative working to build the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Dr. Moses will join the OGC board of directors this February.

The career of Dr. Moses has placed him at the head of many scientific advisory boards. Currently active as a member of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors reporting to the cabinet of the Government of Canada and as Chairman of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Science and Technology reporting to the Minister of Natural Resources of the Government of Canada, Dr. Moses will represent the geomatics industry as a member of the OGC board of directors.

"I am very proud to represent the interests of the geomatics community who are as committed as I am to bringing the benefits of interoperability to the geomatics sector." states Dr. Moses, a long-time advocate of the OGC and OGC predecessors, the OpenGIS Foundation and Open Grass Foundation. PCI Geomatics has been a supporting member of OGC since its inception.

David Schell, President of the Open GIS Consortium commented that "OGC is extremely fortunate to have the commitment of Dr. Moses to represent the interests of the geospatial community as a member of the OGC’s Board of Directors. These are indeed interesting times, and Dr. Moses’ leadership will be important to help accelerate our journey towards greater integration of geoprocessing into the mainstream information enterprise." OGC is an international not-for-profit consortium of public and private organizations participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications that improve the ability of GIS and related technologies to work together.

PCI Geomatics has been very active in ongoing demonstration projects involving OGC and the sponsors of the Interoperability Program, which include BAE Systems, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. Recently, PCI Geomatics participated in tests for the OGC Web Services Initiative, having prototyped a powerful new image archive and catalogue system that is able to perform reprojection and orthorectification operations in near-real time using the standard OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) interface. In demonstration tests held at Lockheed Martin's facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland on November 22, PCI Geomatics provided an image archive client for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and was able to successfully orthorectify video imagery within a few minutes after acquisition. This was one of the most complex combined "service chaining" demonstrations ever showcased by OGC, and involved multiple OGC collaborators working together, including coverage portrayal, sensor planning, and web notification services.

A rapidly growing business for over twenty years, PCI Geomatics has developed a variety of new geomatics software technologies and custom-built solutions under the guidance of Dr. Moses. PCI Geomatics is currently preparing to release their latest version of Geomatica software, Geomatica 9, a complete geomatics solution designed to elevate geomatics workmanship and productivity to new performance heights. Geomatica 9 features include dramatically improved designs for hyperspectral data functions, new spatial analysis capabilities, a new atmospheric correction module, added sensor support, and key interface improvements.

About PCI Geomatics

PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of image-centric geomatics software solutions. PCI Geomatics’ flagship solution, Geomatica, meets the growing demands of the Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Cartographic, and Photogrammetry worlds. PCI Geomatics is celebrating the beginning of its third decade as an industry-leading geomatics solution provider and has long been recognized for their premium yet affordable geomatics software solutions, advanced algorithms, excellent customer assistance, and product support of the widest range of spatial data formats in the industry.

About OGC

OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 230 companies, government agencies 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.


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