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OGC and AGILE partner to weave GI Educators and Students into the future of Geospatial Interoperability

The Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at creating a program of jointly supported educational and market development activities designed to benefit the members of both organizations and the geospatial community as a whole. The signing took place during the AGILE 5th Conference in Palma, Spain. In particular, the two organizations commit to cross-promote the other’s activities, explore ways to participate in each other’s task forces and working groups and promote student participation in OGC via internships.

Some of the possible activities discussed include the development and hosting of a one day seminar on European Interoperability Research and Development Opportunities and collaboration to stimulate the definition and funding of European projects of mutual interest, that might include the development of an OGCNetwork node to support future initiatives in areas such as disaster management, earth and environmental data management and dissemination, and others.