17 May 2010 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites professionals in local and subnational (county, state, province, etc.) governments to participate in a free webinar: “Location Standards – How Do They Help Government?” The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 18:00:00 UTC (2:00 PM EDT). Register for this Directions Media Webinar at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/996819355.

Government information systems of all kinds can easily integrate simple and complex geographic information from almost any source, thanks to vendors’ implementations of the OGC's technical interoperability standards. 

This OGC GovFuture webinar will show how local and subnational governments are already benefiting from the “organizational interoperability” enabled by technical interoperability. The webinar will provide a case study from a GovFuture Subnational member working on Australia’s Shared Land Information Platform (SLIP) information delivery system, plus a review of pertinent legal and policy issues and an introduction to the OGC. 

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • How a commitment to open standards has transformed the way government spatial information is used and shared in Western Australia
  • How informed planning can prevent privacy, intellectual property, liability and security issues from derailing data sharing efforts
  • How GovFuture membership in the OGC can help governments derive maximum value from geospatial technologies

About GovFuture
The OGC's low-cost GovFuture membership levels focus on how governments can maximize the value of open standards through their access to OGC resources, knowledge and expertise. 

Who should attend
This webinar is for local and subnational government entities worldwide that are ready to maximize the value of  standards that make geospatial information easy to access and use.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 415 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.