The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced that HERE Technologies has joined the OGC as a Principal Member.
As a Principal Member of OGC, HERE will participate across OGC activities and serve in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission, and to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technological environment. Principal Members also participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and for nominations to the Board of Directors.
“HERE Technologies and OGC share similar visions about the value of location information to improve the ways we live and work,” said George Percivall, OGC’s CTO & Chief Engineer. “We look forward to working with HERE and its Open Location Platform for interoperable and open location data management services.”
“The Open Geospatial Consortium unites key players from the global geospatial industry as a platform for building and providing open standards around location data and APIs. We are looking forward to tap into, and actively contribute to, new developments in this area in close collaboration with our peers from the industry around the globe,” said Angel Mendez, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at HERE Technologies.
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes - from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely.