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Pitney Bowes becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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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.

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