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What Members and Users Say About OGC
The OGC invites members of the OGC and users of OGC standards to editor [at] opengeospatial [dot] org (offer their testimonials) for posting in this Endorsements section.
Visitors, select a name in the first column of the table below to view that company’s, agency’s or organization’s endorsement page. (* Asterisk indicates OGC Member.) The other columns in the table show in which of the OGC Market & Technology Sectors these companies, agencies and organizations are involved.
Value is the key.
In summary, the OGC serves its members and their customers and stakeholders by helping them deliver more for less.
Since 1994, users and producers of products, services and solutions that involve geospatial technologies such as GIS, Earth imaging, location services, sensors and 3D integration have found extraordinary value in OGC participation, and they have passed that value along to their customers and constituencies.
Agencies, companies and organizations that use geospatial technologies find the OGC process to be an effective open, legal and industry-wide forum to discuss common interoperability challenges and to motivate industry to develop new standards that help them meet those challenges. Such members participate so that they can ultimately become users of the standards they need, and thus they pave the way for other users.
Technology providers also benefit from direct involvement in this requirements development process. They share the cost of interface development, and they benefit from the market growth that results from widespread use of open standards.
For academic organizations, OGC provides a fertile environment for geomatics innovation and for advancement of, and early access to, standards that directly benefit geography and the Earth sciences. Also, increasingly, as “interoperability science” takes form, more and more universities find the OGC to be an inspiration for new curricula and also for university-affiliated start-up business opportunities.
Shape standards, build partnerships, and reduce your costs.
The OGC consensus process gives members opportunities to shape the standards platform and take advantage of application and partnership opportunities based on "connecting the dots" between different kinds of information systems and different application domains. The standards themselves, of course, help users of standards-implementing products and services "connect the dots" between different kinds of information systems and different application domains.
This progress toward interoperability and technology convergence is driven by user needs and the strategic agendas of those who participate in the standards-setting process. Please give us a call.
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outreach [at] opengeospatial [dot] org +1 508 655 5858