HERE Technologies Joins OGC as a Principal Member - 22/11/2018

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced that HERE Technologies has joined the OGC as a Principal Member. As a Principal Member, HERE will participate across OGC activities and serve in OGC's Planning Committee to explore market and technology trends relevant to OGC's mission, and to assure that OGC's policies and procedures remain effective and agile in a changing technological environment. Principal Members also participate in final approval decisions for all OGC standards and for nominations to the Board of Directors.

HERE Technologies and OGC share similar visions about the value of location information to improve the ways we live and work, said George Percivall, OGC’s CTO & Chief Engineer. He added OGC looks forward to working with HERE and its Open Location Platform for interoperable and open location data management services.

Open standards

Angel Mendez, EVP and chief operating officer at HERE Technologies, stated that the Open Geospatial Consortium unites key players from the global geospatial industry as a platform for building and providing open standards around location data and APIs. Regarding HERE's contribution, he sees his company to tap into, and actively contribute to, new developments in this area in close collaboration with peers from the industry around the globe.

HERE presents themselves as the Open Location Platform company, enabling people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. The company aims to make sense of the world through the lens of location, enabling to empower customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit and

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