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OGC Welcomes new Principal Member, the Saudi Arabia General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information

By Eric Van Rees - 25th July 2022 - 08:18

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) welcomes the Saudi Arabia General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information (GASGI) as a new OGC Principal Member.

As a Principal Member of OGC, GASGI will participate across OGC activities and serve in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's global mission to make location information more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).

“I am honored to welcome GASGI into our membership,” said OGC CEO Dr. Nadine Alameh. I commend their commitment to change, innovation, capacity building, and engagement with the international community as they build their Spatial Data Infrastructure based on internationally proven geospatial standards and best practices. I am happy they chose to collaborate with OGC on their journey of leadership and making an impact with geospatial.”

“It is a great opportunity for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab region to benefit from the strategic partnership with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC),” said H.E Dr. Eng Mohammad Alsayel, President, General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “GASGI staff and stakeholders will utilize the relationship with OGC to develop an enduring standards community for the Kingdom and lead the development of a world-class Geospatial Ecosystem and Infrastructure.”

OGC Principal Members ensure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technological environment and participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards as well as nominations to the Board of Directors.

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