OGC and World Geospatial Industry Council sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote the Power of Location-Based Technologies
New collaboration will promote the power of geospatial and location-based technologies to government, markets, and industries worldwide.
17 December 2018: At the InterGEO event in Frankfurt, Germany, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on promoting the power of geospatial and location-based technologies to government, markets, and industries worldwide.
Location has been a powerful tool that has improved decision-making across the public and private sectors, but hasn’t yet been fully leveraged. WGIC has created an industry platform to provide a unified industry voice on evolving policy, and to encourage the power of geospatial technologies and associated information to be more broadly leveraged across the world.
Since 1994, the OGC has led a global geospatial industry forum to advance open standards that enable a wealth of different geospatial technologies, information sources, and analytics to be seamlessly shared and integrated. The collaboration between OGC and the newly formed WGIC is a natural extension of our respective missions, to expand the benefit that location brings to improved government and industry insight and decision-making.
Mark Reichardt, President & CEO of OGC, commented: “There’s an...