Monday, December 08, 2008

GEOVIRTUAL now a Strategic Member of OGC

GEOVIRTUAL takes pride in becoming the first European Strategic Member of the leading standards organization in the global geospatial market. The Spanish company GEOVIRTUAL announces at the Valencia OGC Technical Committee meetings, its partnership with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

The OGC’s mission to advance the development of international standards for geospatial interoperability will be advanced by GEOVIRTUAL’s participation in this process. GEOVIRTUAL seeks to create a decentralized and democratic geospatial system based on the power to share information and on the freedom to choose such information.

The Strategic Member category is the highest level of membership in the OGC, and, apart from GEOVIRTUAL, only the following US institutions and companies participate at this level: NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration), NGA (US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), USGS (US Geological Survey), Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, ERDAS Inc. and BAE Systems - C3i. Organizations including Google and Microsoft belong to OGC at the next level of membership, that of Principal Member.

The technology developed by GEOVIRTUAL is aimed at two different markets: the public in general, through a solution called Glinter, for local searches on the Internet, which puts companies at the forefront of the emerging GeoWeb and Web 3.0; and 3D visualization solutions for the professional GIS market.


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