The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced they have agreed to work together to advance their shared interests to maximize interoperability, portability, security, and privacy for the industrial Internet.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 530 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial information and services fair - findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.

The Industrial Internet Consortium is a global membership program focused on the development of a secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Joint activities between the IIC and OGC will include:

•Identify and share best practices

•Realize interoperability by harmonizing architectures and other elements

•Collaborate on standardization

•Support joint participation in conferences and events of mutual interest to provide technical expertise on removing digital integration and interoperability barriers

•Cooperate on the development of the open standards, proven practices, open-source and consortium-sourced solutions being advanced by both organizations

•Identify and provide opportunities for joint support of presentations at conferences and related events of mutual interest

•Pursue requirements to develop testbeds aligned with IIC and OGC concepts

•Participate in joint workshops and joint meetings