US: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to support information sharing and interoperability related to public safety, justice and homeland security.
The two organisations will participate in joint outreach and marketing activities and collaborative testbed and pilot projects designed to advance and deliver open standards and best practices of value to lJlS Institute members and the broader public safety, justice and homeland security communities.
“Our partnership with the IJIS will enable OGC members to work with public safety experts from industry, government, academia and research organisations to improve our understanding of the interoperability challenges involved in public safety, justice and Homeland Security,” explained Mark Reichardt, OGC’s President and CEO. “Our members can help the IJIS community benefit from the significant interoperability framework that the OGC has already created to improve situational awareness and location-based decision making.”
According to Paul Wormeli, Executive Director of the IJIS Institute, “The future of information sharing, particularly in public safety, includes a reliance on standards for using geospatial and location-based data.”