What is it?
Access to Geographical information has for a long time already meant that you yourself do not have to be in possession of the data. Instead, you consume ‘data at source’ at the moment you need it, and you leave data management where it belongs. Open Standards make this possible.
Open standards are agreements about the way in which geographical data is accessed. Agreements that are available to everyone, without licences or other restrictions. This then creates the broadest possible basis for the exchange of geo information.
Why is Geodan involved?
Geodan has expertise in the field of both commercial and open source GIS software and components. In addition, we develop tailor-made components for our customers. For the optimum information exchange between all these components, open standards are of vital importance to us.
What is Geodan doing about it?
Geodan remains constantly up to date on the latest developments in open standards. In addition, we make an active contribution to the establishment of new open standards, and wherever possible, make use of them too.