The joint work of the Open GIS Consortium Inc. (OGC) and the Institute for Professional Education (IPE) has already impacted the geospatial interoperability landscape. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier this year, IPE and OGC agreed to collaborate on the development and delivery of GIS related educational materials and classes focused on the advancement of interoperability in the geospatial community.
Global Science & Technology (GST), Inc. is an OGC member and partner with IPE in the delivery of the Geospatial Interoperability training. GST developed and conducted the courses, which are offered several times throughout the year. One class introduces technical managers to the value and utility of open source standards in technology program development and acquisition. The other addresses the needs of software engineers in implementing OGC-based solutions.