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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:
The First-Ever OGC Plugfest was held on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 in Southampton, UK in connection with the 50th OGC Technical Committee Meeting. This plugfest concentrated on testing interoperability between clients and servers that are intended to comply with Web Map Service 1.1.1 and Web Feature Service 1.0. Only OGC members who are actually testing interoperability wiere able to attend this event. Please read on to learn how to participate in future OGC Plugfests.
Sabeur, Zoheir (University of Southampton)
Peterson, Perry (Global Grid Systems Inc.)
Purss, Matthew (Geoscience Australia)
Strobl, Peter (Joint Research Centre (JRC))