The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) have agreed to work together more closely in the application and promotion of standards and best practices for the location and geospatial industries.
“The advancement of standards and best practices in areas such as point clouds benefits from the partnership of key organizations,” said Mark Reichardt, OGC’s president and CEO. “Both the OGC and the ASPRS have long-established roles in the expanding field of location and geospatial technologies,” said Michael Hauck, ASPRS’s Executive Director. “The two organizations share a mission to advance technical interoperability in this field. They share many members and both have active and complementary standards processes. The organizations recognize the synergies that can accrue to their members and the general public if the organizations more closely align some of their activities and work together to promote interoperability in the geospatial technology industry.”
The OGC and ASPRS will work jointly to develop use cases and requirements for open geospatial standards in the domains of data acquisition and dissemination, image processing, and remote sensing science.