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UKHO becomes Strategic Member of Open Geospatial Consortium

By Eric Van Rees - 29th November 2021 - 10:06

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has strengthened its long-standing relationship with OGC by enhancing its membership level from Technical to Strategic to provide greater leadership, boost innovation, and advance geospatial data for the marine industry.

The UKHO has long been a champion of open standards and innovation at OGC. As a Strategic Member, UKHO will augment its expertise and leadership offering to OGC, while providing greater access to and usage of its marine geospatial data.

In this new capacity, UKHO will support the OGC Planning Committee (PC) and Strategic Member Advisory Committee (SMAC) by providing leadership through the exploration of market and technology trends to ensure that OGC's activities remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment. This includes participating in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and nominations to the Board of Directors.

By deepening their collaboration under this new strategic membership, the two organisations aim to drive real change in the marine and land geospatial domains.

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