Australia: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that OGC members in the Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) region, with the assistance of the Australian and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC), recently chartered an Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) Forum to support regional coordination and communication regarding geospatial standardisation activities.
The Forum’s industry, government, academic and research organisations will support the OGC’s outreach and education efforts regionally. Like the OGC’s nine other national and world region organisations, the ANZ Forum will also identify regionally important interoperability requirements and communicate these into the OGC’s international standards development and interoperability test bed process.
ANZ Forum members are committed to the use of the open standards defined by OGC and the members will work with other relevant industry, government and international standards bodies to achieve the OGC’s vision.
The Forum will be open to all OGC member organisations residing or conducting business in the ANZ region. Non-OGC members are also welcome to participate as observers.