Directions Magazine
Hello. Login | Register

Press Releases

Home | Submit Press Release

Pitney Bowes becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Bookmark and Share
Tuesday, May 13th 2014



- The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Pitney Bowes Inc. has raised its membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.

As a Principal Member, Pitney Bowes will participate in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technology environment, and to participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards.

"Pitney Bowes has a clear corporate commitment to advancing open, interoperable platforms to address their customers' communications challenges," said Mark Reichardt, President and CEO of the OGC. "Standards enable a multiplatform business intelligence environment for developing and delivering location service offerings, and this approach is perfectly aligned with the OGC vision."

James Buckley, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes, adds: “We are dedicated to the geospatial space and wholeheartedly believe in the work that OGC is doing and we want to be active participants in the development of guidelines and processes to further the industry. Currently, the MapInfo product suite and our new Spectrum Spatial Server support relevant OGC standards. We are excited to take an active role in the OGC community especially since our central focus is on enhancing our leadership position in the Location Intelligence and GIS markets.” James adds, “We look forward to working with the OGC in this new role."

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue.  Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications.  Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, email and mobile applications.  Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. http://www.pb.com

About the OGC

The OGC is an international consortium of more than 475 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact.

Bookmark and Share

Stay Connected

Twitter RSS Facebook LinkedIn Delicious Apple Devices Android Blackberry






Recent Comments

QGIS Compared: Cartography

In part two of a series on QGIS Boundless' Gretchen Peterson is impressed by the software's capabilities in cartography and "found it was easy and straightforward to create maps."

Image Intelligence for Business – AllSource Targets Energy, Financial Sectors for Growth
Using GIS to Investigate Crime and Provide Evidence in Court
Telling the GIS and GIS Day Story Outside the GIS Community
Changing the Status Quo of Healthcare Using GIS
QGIS Compared: Visualization
Stanford students create interactive tool that tells the story of global change
NGA Director Cardillo Delivers Keynote Address at GEO-Energy Summit
Space agency Alliance joins the Struggle Against Ebola

DirectionsMag.com

About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Web Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved