DigitalGlobe becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium


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Wednesday, 9 October 2013 UTC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that DigitalGlobe has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level. As a Principal member, DigitalGlobe 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 act as final approval authority for all OGC standards.

“The work the OGC does in creating open source standards for geospatial information is key to what we do at DigitalGlobe,” said Walter Scott, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at DigitalGlobe. “Our purpose is to ‘see a better world’ and global standards for geospatial data enable us and the industry to innovate at an accelerated rate to solve pressing global problems.”

"DigitalGlobe is a key player in the Earth imaging industry. Principal Membership in the OGC enables them to play a greater role in providing important open standards that help put the power of earth imaging into the hands of users and decision-makers worldwide," said Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the OGC.  "We look forward to DigitalGlobe's continued involvement in OGC's Technical Committee, and we welcome their voting participation in OGC's Planning Committee."

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. For more information, visit

About the OGC

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 475 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT. 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