As a Principal Member, Ordnance Survey will participate in OGC’s Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC’s mission to assure that OGC’s policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment, and to participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards.
“Ordnance Survey is a world renowned national mapping authority already internationally recognized as a leader in the adoption and consensus advancement of geospatial standards. The move to become a Principal level OGC member can only further enhance this recognition and leadership position,” said Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the OGC.
This is an important development for Ordnance Survey, highlighting the national mapping authority’s commitment, and ongoing support, to the development of international open standards. Ordnance Survey has been a long-term Technical Member of OGC taking a lead role on various geospatial standards projects including the development of CityGML and more recently the OGC Web Map Service (WMS) Interface Standard.
The new Principal Membership reinforces Ordnance Survey’s vision to be at the forefront of developments in open standards development. Under the new membership Ordnance Survey will increase their engagement with the international geospatial community to ultimately improve the quality of standards globally and to enable the industry to continue to innovate and grow.