Colombia: The Geographic Institute Agustin Codazzi (IGAC) has been registered as a member of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). IGAC serves as a coordinator to the Colombian Spatial Data Infrastructure (ICDE). As OGC members, both, IGAC and ICDE will be able to participate in research processes and ensure geographic information interoperability.
The membership will also support the guidelines of ICDE of promoting access to geographic information as per the standards set by Government Online program (GEL).
OGC is an international industry consortium of 462 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT.