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NRCan is the inaugural recipient of the OGC Community Impact Award

New award recognizes OGC members who, through exceptional leadership, volunteerism, collaboration, and investment, have positively impacted the geospatial community.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as the inaugural recipient of the OGC Community Impact Award. The newly established Award is given by OGC to highlight and recognize those members of the OGC Community who, through their exceptional leadership, volunteerism, collaboration, and investment, have had a positive impact on the wider geospatial community.

The OGC Community Impact award highlights the importance of collaboration, volunteering time and energy, advancing technologies and standards, raising awareness, and helping solve critical issues across the geospatial community. Natural Resources Canada exemplifies all of these qualities through their championing of innovation and standards. They consistently go above and beyond as both an OGC Member, and as a member of the wider geospatial community.

NRCan has, and continues to, make an impact within the OGC Community through their strong, consistent, and long term support of multiple OGC Working Groups, numerous Collaborative Solutions & Innovation Initiatives, Sprints, and several OGC Member Meetings. This support comes in addition to NRCan’s continued implementation of OGC Standards and technologies for the betterment of Canada and the world. Through all this, NRCan has made positive impacts across multiple areas, most notably in those related to the Arctic, climate, disaster, and marine domains.

The OGC Community Impact Award will be presented to Natural Resources Canada on the evening of Wednesday, 7 June, at the Executive Dinner in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center at the 126th OGC Member Meeting in GeoHuntsville, AL.

About OGC
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a collective problem-solving community of more than 550 experts representing industry, government, research and academia, collaborating to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
The global OGC Community engages in a mix of activities related to location-based technologies: developing consensus-based open standards and best-practices; collaborating on problem solving in agile innovation initiatives; participating in member meetings, events, and workshops; and more.
OGC’s unique standards development process moves at the pace of innovation, with constant input from technology forecasting, practical prototyping, real-world testing, and community engagement.
OGC bridges disparate sectors, domains, and technology trends, and encourages the cross-pollination of ideas between different communities of practice to improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable future.

This press release is also available online at: ogc.org/press-release/natural-resources-canada-receives-inaugural-ogc-community-impact-award/

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