The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is soliciting broad participation in a free one-day session focused on the business value of geospatial technology. The OGC event, “Deriving business value from geospatial standards,” will take place on Thursday, June 17th, at the NOAA Silver Spring offices in Maryland. The event is part of the OGC’s quarterly Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings.

According to OGC, reasons to attend the meeting include:
  • You'll have an opportunity to discuss the drivers and issues in the geospatial sector, notably where standards play a role.
  • You can help drive and shape the inclusion of standards in policy.
  • You can contribute to industry-wide issues that span all continents.
  • You'll contribute to the standards process and help determine business approaches for solving problems.
  • You need to consider the bottom line impact of not addressing standards within your own organization/community or for your customers.
There is no charge to attend this meeting, and both members of the OGC and non-members can attend. To register, go to: http://portal.opengeospatial.org/public_ogc/register/100617business.php