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The HDF Group joins OGC as Associate Member

We are pleased to announce that The HDF Group has joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) as an Associate Member.

From the OGC website:   "With more than 400 member organizations worldwide the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is the leading organization for developing and maintaining international geospatial and location standards. The OGC is a not for profit voluntary consensus standards organization whose standards enable interoperability and seamless integration of location information, geoprocessing software, and geospatial services. OGC's work encompasses location based services, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, surveying and mapping, navigation, geospatial databases, sensor webs, and other geospatial technologies, information sources and applications."

HDF has been used in geospatial data storage for most of its 22 year existence. Over that time there have been many requests to standardize in how geospatial entities are described and stored in HDF. Membership in the OGC provides a great opportunity for us to work towards greater standardization and hence improve the experience of everyone who encounters geospatial data in either of the HDF formats.

We look forward to the opportunities to collaborate on OGC initiatives, learn more about geospatial markets and technologies, and develop relationships with other consortium members.


- - Last modified: 13 February 2014