OGC Korea Forum

The Korea Forum of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) was chartered in August 2009 chartered to provide government, academic, research and industry organizations in Korea with opportunities to learn about and discuss issues related to interoperability of geographic information involving OGC standards.

The Forum seeks to promote interoperability and create synergy between the various producers and users of geographic information and geomatics products and services in Korea. The Forum also provides a way for Korean organizations to coordinate their efforts to ensure that Korean requirements are addressed by the international standards of the OGC.

Jinsoo You, Ph.D., Director/Research Professor at the GeoWeb Service Research Laboratory (GSR) of the u-City Research Institute, Yonsei University, who is also Chair of OGC Korea, said, "This national forum will be the foundation for the development of GeoWeb Services Network - a Paradigm of Mutual Prosperity in Korea. Korea is ready to become a testbed for large-scale, interoperable GeoWeb services and intelligent cities with ubiquitous geospatial information services, based on widely available broadband network, numerous early adaptors, and strong demands in NSDI developments in the government sectors."