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January 28th, 2008
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Takes Strategic Membership in the OGC

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PR – The Open Geospatial
Consortium (OGC) announced that Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has increased its level of
membership in the OGC to become a Strategic Member. Strategic Membership is the
highest level of membership in the OGC. Strategic Members provide significant
resources to support OGC objectives in the form of funding for program
initiatives and staff resources inserted into the OGC process.

Leica Geosystems’ strong commitment to OGC reflects
the company’s understanding of their diverse clients’ needs for standards-based
geospatial data management solutions. Standards based interoperability is a key
requirement in solving complex problems that involve sharing spatial data and
processing resources and managing the lifecycle of enterprise data. Leica
Geosystems brings image processing, GIS, exploitation and sensor expertise to
the larger industry community, collaborating with many partners to provide
customers with comprehensive, multi-vendor, fully interoperable enterprise

As a
strategic member, Leica Geosystems will now be contributing to the OGC process
at a level that exceeds the sum of the prior contributions.
Leica Geosystems shares the OGC
Consortium’s goal: the realization of the full societal, economic and
scientific benefits of integrating electronic location resources into
commercial and institutional processes worldwide.


“By elevating its membership to the Strategic
level, Leica Geosystems continues to demonstrate its strong leadership and
commitment to open standards and the broad implementation of standards based
geospatial solutions for use by the global community,” said Mark
Reichardt, President, OGC. “Through the company’s increased
in the Consortium, Leica Geosystems is positioned to make an important
contribution to furthering the adoption of geospatial interoperability in key
industry and government sectors.”

the highest level of OGC membership available, Leica Geosystems is firmly
committed to the Consortium and the interoperability and standards
promoted,” said Bob Morris, President & CEO, Leica Geosystems
Geospatial Imaging. “Through acquisitions and development, we are
continuing to expand our portfolio with new standards-based geospatial
technology, equipping us to contribute innovation, knowledge and leadership to
the OGC.”

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