The OGC Innovation Program utilizes a multi-step collaborative methodology for interoperability initiatives that seeks to uncover geospatial interoperability challenges and then develop ways to address them.
The Geospatial to the Edge Interoperability Plugfest, co-sponsored by Army Geospatial Center and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA/CIO&T) will bring together technology implementers and data providers to advance the interoperability of geospatial products and services based on OGC profiles. The Plugfest will assist tool enhancement and provide guidance to improve the delivery of enterprise geospatial data to end users. Examples of how end user communities will benefit are:
OGC Innovation Program and Testbeds
The OGC Innovation Program provides a venue for advancing solutions to data challenges through use of open standards. Past initiatives have helped transformed how we share and use geospatial information, from advancing sharing of digital maps over the web (e.g. WMS) to new encodings (e.g. GeoPackage) that are empowering mobile users with powerful geospatial tools.
This project is in support of the UNGGIM Private Sector Network
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced the successful completion of the OGC Incident Management Information Sharing Internet of Things Pilot Project (IMIS IoT Pilot) on 8 March 2016. The IMIS IoT Pilot was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the IJIS Institute. The project was launched on 22 April 2015 with the public release of the Call for Participation to demonstrate open system sensor integration for emergency and disaster response.