About a decade back, the benefit of sharing digital geospatial information was not so much in vogue. With the passage of time geospatial organizations, both old and new, have started understanding the benefits of reaching out beyond their domains and jurisdictions to speak to a larger community. The need for seeing ‘data’ as a global resource was imminent, due to many rising concerns of global interest and the newly formed quest for sustainable development.
We bring you a cross-section of our discussions with some leading personalities representing 7 key international geoinformatics organizations.
- ISPRS is conducive to encouraging cooperation
John C Trinder
- The future definitely lies in mutual cooperation and respect
- Experiences have influenced thinking and capability
- Dedicated to international cooperation in support of local, national, and international SDI developments
- Global Map is an operational Global Spatial Data Infrastructure
D R F Taylor
- ISO standards are the international ‘standard’ for credibility and acceptance
- The OGC uses a global consensus process