PCI Geomatics Becomes OGC Principal-Plus Member

Sam Bacharach Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc tel: +1-703-352-3938 sbacharach [at] opengeospatial.org
Thursday, 17 July 2008 UTC

Wayland, Mass., July 17, 2008 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC®) announced today that PCI Geomatics has upgraded its membership level from Principal to Principal Plus. PCI Geomatics' decision to participate at this new level underscores its commitment to geospatial interoperability, the geospatial industry, and the OGC. PCI Geomatics (as PCI Remote Sensing) was one of the eight charter members of OGC at its founding in 1994.

Principal Plus members take a more active role in shaping the direction of the Consortium's standards activities and in encouraging the use and acceptance of OpenGIS® standards worldwide. In addition to the responsibilities of Principal Members, Principal Plus members dedicate resources directly to OGC programs. PCI Geomatics has committed resources in support of OGC's outreach and business development efforts in India and China.

"PCI Geomatics sees exciting growth in the geospatial market in Asia," said Dr. Robert Moses, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics. "This is a very good time for PCI to support OGC's market development activities in Asia and OGC's key role in advancing the interoperability that is necessary to drive international market growth."

Mark Reichardt, OGC President and CEO comments, "We are very pleased that PCI Geomatics is increasing its leadership role in OGC programs. The company's decision to dedicate resources to OGC's outreach and business development efforts in India and China will help accelerate our progress toward greater geospatial interoperability internationally."

For more information on Principal-Plus OGC membership, please visit http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/join/levels.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 365 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OpenGIS® 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 http://www.opengeospatial.org/.