UAE: The UAE-based GPC Global Information Solutions (GPC GIS) joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to help drive open standards in the region. According to GPC GIS press statement, both organisations collaborated to create a partnership agreement that will see GPC GIS working closely with the OGC to increase the awareness of open geospatial standards, promote the benefits of these standards, and support greater implementation of OGC standards in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Steven Ramage, Executive Director Marketing and Communications for the OGC, said, “The OGC has been underrepresented in the Middle East until now. There is extensive geospatial knowledge in the region and open standards are being used in a number of domains, such as environment, defence, public safety and spatial data infrastructures. Having GPC GIS as an OGC Associate Member working with us in the region means we can raise awareness and understanding of the value of OGC standards and membership in the consortium.”
Mark Sorensen, General Manager of GPC GIS said “This innovative partnership will allow GPC GIS to infuse its local knowledge with OGC’s international experience to deliver knowledge and expertise on geospatial standards to the region, as well as provide a channel for GITS professionals to participate and influence GITS standards development internationally.”
Source: GPC GIS