OGC calls for sponsors for a pilot to improve discovery, access
OGC calls for sponsors for a pilot to improve discovery, access and use of online disaster-related geographic information
Disasters Pilot will benefit all disaster stakeholders through improved access to the expanding sphere of online disaster-related geographic information.
5 December 2018: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is seeking additional sponsors to support the OGC Disasters Pilot. Current sponsors include Federal Geographic Data Committee ( FGDC), participants of member agencies, and the U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS).
The Disasters Pilot will run as an OGC Innovation Program initiative that aims to help all disaster stakeholders benefit from improved access to the expanding sphere of online disaster-related geographic information.
OGC recently completed the Disasters Concept Development Study (CDS). The CDS helped capture the requirements, gaps, and priorities needed to advance Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) in the use of disasters. The study found that the ability to effectively share, use, and re-use geospatial information and applications across and between public and private sector organizations in support of disaster preparation, response, and resilience is dependent upon having an SDI already in-place when disaster strikes.
The emerging Disasters SDI, an evolving technical and organizational network of diverse information resources and collaborating players, will play...