On June 5th, 2012, the Geographic Institute “Agustin Codazzi” (IGAC) was officially registered as member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). IGAC acts also as the Colombian SpatialData Infrastructure (ICDE) coordinator, and is therefore well aware of the importance of participating in the construction of standards and technical guidelines to ensure geographic information interoperability.
The United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) has taken Principal level membership in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The UNGIWG addresses topics related to geospatial information sharing and quality of location information. The group is working across the United Nations to improve the efficient use of geographic information for better decision-making, to promote standards and norms for maps and other geospatial and location information and to provide a forum for discussing common issues and emerging technological changes.