The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has revealed new branding, as the organisation begins its “next chapter,” according to its CEO, Nadine Alameh.
OGC is an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organisations and universities with a goal “to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR — Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable”.
OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty free, publicly available, open geospatial standards.
OGC actively analyses and anticipates emerging tech trends, and runs an agile, collaborative Research and Development (R&D) lab — the OGC Innovation Program — that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members’ use cases.
“The OGC community is finishing the year as busy as we started it,” said Alameh, adding that “the OGC API family of standards is on track to make it easier than ever for anyone to provide and use geospatial data on the web”.
“Our Strategic Members are sponsoring priority Innovation Program activities from the Annual Testbed to impact-focused pilot projects like the Marine SDI and the Disaster Pilot; and last but definitely not least, because climate change is the ultimate use case for interoperability, I’m proud of how we are all mobilising to contribute our expertise to the planning and execution of the Climate Change Services Pilot,” she said.
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