The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has adopted the OGC Geo Package 1.0 (GPKG) Encoding Standard. This package will make the exchange of geospatial and location information across devices, applications and web services a lot easier.
Esri has set up technical features to enable any Government agency to make its GIS mapping data freely available to the public. Esri’s ArcGIS platform will allow the authorities to convert their data in accessible formats, which the end users can easily open.
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FOSS4G (Free and Open Source for Geospatial) is a conference series held under the auspices of OSGeo. This is a worldwide acting, independent, nonprofit legal entity established to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. Its international Board of Directors elected periodically by the OSGeo Charter Members, one of which is Prof. Dr. Peter Baumann. The OSGeo Board now has agreed to hold the FOSS4G-Europe Conference on the campus of Jacobs University in Bremen coming summer.
Group of Earth Observation is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations. It provides a framework within which these partners can develop new projects and coordinate their strategies and investments. The Group on Earth Observations is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS.