US: Blue Marble Geographics announced that Victor Minor, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has been appointed chair of the Coordinate Reference System (CRS) Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
The CRS Domain Working Group develops strategies for encoding earth coordinate reference systems and transformations between those coordinate reference systems. This group also addresses units of measure. The group has worked consistently on the joint OGC-ISO Document 19111 – Spatial Referencing by Coordinates. Domain Working Groups (DWG or WG) provide a forum for discussion of key interoperability requirements and issues, discussion and review of implementation specifications and presentations on key technology areas relevant to solving geospatial interoperability issues.
Minor’s focus is to address issues of data quality specifications and metadata issues and to foster a working relationship with the OGC, 1Spatial and other organisations. Minor also held the position of Chair of the Open Geospatial’s Consortium’s Data Quality Working Group in 2009.
Source: Blue Marble