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US Army Geospatial Center Upgrades OGC Membership to Advance Open Systems

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Release Date: 
12 April 2021

AGC’s new level of OGC membership supports advancing standards for cross-system interoperability and geospatial information sharing.

US Army Geospatial Center Upgrades OGC Membership to Advance Open Systems

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is pleased to announce that the US Army Geospatial Center (AGC) has raised its membership in OGC to Principal level.

As a Principal Member of OGC, AGC will participate across OGC activities and serve in OGC's Planning Committee to help OGC advance geospatial interoperability and open systems.

“It’s great to see the US Army Geospatial Center upgrading their OGC Membership to Principal Level,” said OGC CEO Dr. Nadine Alameh. “AGC has long been a supporter of OGC’s innovation and standardization programs in areas ranging from Web Map Service (WMS) and GeoPackage, to more recent efforts leading Vector Tiles pilot projects and OGC’s emerging Routes and 3D GeoVolumes APIs. The AGC’s leadership on OGC APIs has helped greatly accelerate the development of these building blocks for open systems.”

“The US Army Geospatial Center is pleased to upgrade its OGC Membership to Principal Level,” said Josh Delmonico, Chief, Enterprise Support Branch. “The Army Geospatial Enterprise includes more than 100 Army systems that must share information, and OGC standards are a key capability as Army modernizes to meet future challenges.”

OGC Principal Members participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and nominations to the Board of Directors, and ensure OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technological environment.

As an OGC Principal Member, AGC will work alongside other world-leading Principal Member organizations looking to advance the location information industry, including Airbus Defence & Space, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Indian Department of Science and Technology, UK Dstl, Esri, Feng Chia University, Google, Hexagon, Leidos, Maxar, Microsoft Corporation, the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Oracle, Trimble Navigation, and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A list of all current OGC Members is available at ogc.org/ogc/members.

 

About the Army Geospatial Center
The Army Geospatial Center is a direct reporting center of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters. As a specialized part of the Corps, AGCs efforts are focused to provide timely, accurate and relevant geospatial information, capabilities and domain expertise for the Army Geospatial Enterprise in support of unified land operations. 

About OGC
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty free, publicly available geospatial standards. Existing at the cutting edge, OGC actively analyzes and anticipates emerging tech trends, and runs an agile, collaborative Research and Development (R&D) lab that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members' use cases.
OGC members together form a global forum of experts and communities that use location to connect people with technology and improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating a sustainable future for us, our children, and future generations.
Visit ogc.org for more info on our work.