Wayland, US: Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that GE Energy has upgraded its OGC membership from technical member to principal member level.
GE plans to help drive the development of international standards for geospatial technologies, such as GIS and mobile workforce applications. The Consortium’s principal members can exercise authority over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee. They are also an integral player in the forward thinking strategy of the consortium and provide valuable industry expertise to support this role.
According to OGC’s press statement, as an industry leader, GE Energy has developed GIS, mobile workforce applications and communications management software to play a key role in constructing, managing and maintaining the critical infrastructure of the worlds’ leading utilities.
“GE Energy’s move to principal membership in the OGC reflects the company’s recognition of the value of open standards in the markets they serve and for the customers they serve,” said Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the OGC.
GE Energy has been involved with the Technical Committee of the OGC since it acquired the SmallworldTM business in September 2000. Since then GE Energy has ensured its GIS software is certified as compliant with OGC standards.