Brazil exports airplanes to France. Colombia exports coffee and cotton. Other
countries in South America lead in other industries and markets, but not
yet in Geospatial Standards. Standards, which are formal
agreements published by a standard organization, are the prime material of Spatial Data
Infrastructures. Currently these come mostly from brainpower and requirements
from Europe and the US. OGC has about 30 domain groups and 40 standard working
groups. People from 450 organizations form these working groups.
But, how many organizations in South America are OGC members? Only one.
Fundação CPqD in Brazil since 2004.