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NRCan becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium 

By [email protected] - 25th September 2015 - 17:00

The Open Geospatial Consortium has announced that Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has raised its membership level from Technical to Principal level. Led through the GeoConnections Program at the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO), Natural Resources Canada has been an active member in the OGC since1998. As a Principal Member, NRCan will participate in OGCâs Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGCâs mission to assure that OGCâs policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technological environment. OGC standards are an essential part of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI). NRCanâs commitment to OGC standards has contributed to the success of the CGDI as a generator of innovation, societal benefits and economic value. NRCan as providers of data, software and services in Canada are recognized as early implementers of OGCâs international standards.