Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks has become an official member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a global resource for geospatial information and standards.
As a technical member, Vectorworks will be able to offer its experience and expertise in connecting BIM and GIS workflows to the OGC.
Commenting on the move, Vectorworks CEO Dr Biplab Sarkar said: “Joining the OGC is a milestone that not only shows our commitment to standards for BIM and location data, but also demonstrates how we’re continually progressing to advocate for the needs and standards of the AEC and landscape industries.
“Together with the 500-plus businesses and organizations this partnership brings, we look forward to discussions with innovative thought leaders on emerging tech trends, open geospatial standards, and the future of BIM and GIS that will define solidified and streamlined principles for the industries.”
Together with the OGC, Vectorworks will participate in discussions that ensure interoperability of geospatial data within design and BIM projects.
OGC CEO Dr Nadine Alameh said:“I’m happy to welcome Vectorworks to our collective global, problem-solving community of geospatial experts and users that is the OGC.
“A key part of the mainstreaming of geospatial is the integration of information between the AEC and geospatial information environments in the architecture and landscape architecture industries.
“Vectorworks’ commitment to such integration across BIM workflows based on international open standards and best practices cannot be timelier and more impactful to the Consortium and the community overall.”
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a collective problem-solving community of experts from more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.
Vectorworks, Inc. is adesign and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture, and entertainment industries in 85 countries.
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