W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data is integral to many of our human endeavors and so there is a high value in making it easier to integrate that data into Web based datasets and services.

The new Spatial Data on the Web Working Group will work in close collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium, in particular, the eponymous OCG’s Spatial Data on the Web Working Group . “Location, as well as providing context to much of today’s online information, is vital to the emerging field of connected devices,” said Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist at Google. “Through this collaboration we hope to make the understanding of geospatial knowledge a fundamental component of the Web.”

This work follows the March 2014 Workshop on Linking Geospatial Data and is supported in part at W3C by the SmartOpenData project.

Read the press release and learn more about the W3C Data Activity.