Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Increases Role in the Open Geospatial Consortium

{mosaddphp:mega-house.php}Norcross, GA — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging today reconfirmed its pledge to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) by becoming a Principal Member. Already an Associate member, Leica Geosystems has recently acquired ER Mapper and IONIC, further demonstrating its commitment to provide and support standards-based geospatial data management solutions.  IONIC in particular has been active in the OGC for many years at the Technical Committee, Planning Committee, Architecture Board and Board of Directors.  Leica Geosystems will now be contributing to the OGC process at a level that exceeds the sum of the prior contributions.

“We are firmly committed to OGC interoperability and look forward to increased involvement in the Consortium,” said Bob Morris, President & CEO, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “With our recent, expanded growth in the area of standards-based geospatial technology, we have even more to contribute to the mission of the OGC.”

The OGC serves as a global forum for the collaboration of developers and users of spatial data products and services. Its key goal is to advance the development of international standards for geospatial interoperability. It helps lead in the creation and establishment of standards that allow geospatial content and services to be seamlessly integrated into business and civic processes, the spatial web and enterprise computing.

"As individual members of the OGC, Leica Geosystems, IONIC and ER Mapper have contributed effectively to a wide range of OGC programs," said Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. "Through their combined knowledge, expertise, energy and expanded commitment to the Consortium as a Principal member, Leica Geosystems will help to further advance OGC’s mission to create a more open and interoperable geospatial world."

Leica Geosystems shares the OGC Consortium’s goal: the realization of the full societal, economic and scientific benefits of integrating electronic location resources into commercial and institutional processes worldwide.

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