The Open Geospatial Consortium (Europe), London, United Kingdom, is a subsidiary of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). OGC-E was formed in 2001 as a non-profit with the purpose to conduct business in Europe on behalf of the OGC’s mission. Focus is on awareness, adoption and outreach around OGC standards to cover:
- Promoting the development and use of advanced open systems standards and techniques to enable the full integration of spatial data and geoprocessing resources into mainstream computing and widespread use of interoperable, commercial geoprocessing software throughout the global information infrastructure; and
- Representing OGC member organizations in Europe with similar vision and mission to that of the OGC, including agencies, collaborators and affiliates of the European Commission.
By tapping the expertise from the processes and procedures of OGC’s Standards Program, Interoperability Program, and Marketing & Communications Program, OGCE will provide a standards-based context for the engineering analysis, technical and consensus process to be considered so that the COBWEB project delivers sustainable results with a lasting impact.