Change at OGC

Hi everyone, or perhaps I should say g’day.

With my relocation from Australia to England now complete, I have been wondering what my first OGC blog should be about. The excellent discussion generated in the past couple of weeks by Chris Holmes’s comments ( on the OGC GeoPackage Standard seems a perfect way to start. And as you all get to know me you will learn I love a good robust discussion.

Apps with GeoPackage introduced in DARPA TransApps program

The DARPA Transformative Apps program, or TransApps, is developing a diverse array of militarily-relevant software apps using an innovative new development and acquisition process.  A military apps marketplace will be created to enable rapid innovation to meet user needs based on a direct collaboration between a vibrant and highly competitive development community and involved communities of end-users.  The objectives are to transition the resulting systems to end-users in the Services and to foster a new model for rapidly and effectively acquiring, introducing, maintaining and enhancing