Norcross, USA, August 30, 2007: Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging’s recent acquisition of IONIC brings the power of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) interoperability to a wider customer base.
With this acquisition, Leica Geosystems is committed to provide standards-based geospatial data management solutions to deploy spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and manage the lifecycle of enterprise data. With IONIC’s RedSpider technology, Leica Geosystems meets customers’ OGC/ISO interoperability needs, with plans to integrate the enterprise suite of solutions into new and existing products.
In addition to continuing IONIC’s involvement within the OGC Technical Committee, Planning Committee, Architecture Board, Board of Directors and various ISO TC211 committees, Leica Geosystems is also committed to sharing its image processing, exploitation and sensor expertise with the larger geospatial community.
“We are firmly committed to OGC/ISO interoperability, continuing the IONIC tradition of deep involvement in these organizations,” said Bob Morris, President and CEO, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “IONIC provides necessary standards-based technology and expertise to develop the most comprehensive interoperable enterprise solutions” added Moris.
For a greater understanding of the issues involved in the OGC/ISO standards, the recent interview with David Schell (Click here) is a great read.