Thursday October 17, 2019

FrontierSI is excited to announce the re-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the global not-for-profit geospatial organisation, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 530 organisations including government agencies, commercial businesses, and research and academia driven to make geospatial information and services accessible on a global level.

The mission of the OGC is to make location Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) via a proven consensus-based collaborative and agile process combining standards, innovation, and partnerships.

Nadine Alameh, CEO of OGC said ‘’Our Memorandum of Understanding with FrontierSI is an important step forward for the global geospatial sector. OGC is committed to connecting communities and technology within and across domains. We are excited to continue the partnership with FrontierSI as we work together on joint activities to reach out, innovate and educate at national, regional and international levels.’’

Graeme Kernich, FrontierSI CEO said “We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with OGC and excited at the opportunity to continue to promote the value of open standards in geospatial.’’

“FrontierSI already partners with existing OGC members including Geoscience Australia, Curtin University, Land Information New Zealand, UNSW, AAM Group, Omnilink, and PSMA, so the overlap is not only strategic but mutually beneficial.”

The collaboration between the two industry-leading organisations will assure that research results can be rapidly mobilised into broad national, regional and worldwide applications. The organisations will identify and align research projects via planned and ongoing testbeds, pilot projects and interoperability experiments to encourage further investment.

FrontierSI is currently leading a scoping study to improve geodetic data interchange standards, which will aim to identify the requirements of industry sectors in Australia regarding geodetic data and metadata standards, with the prospect of the development of a new, global standard.