Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PCI Geomatics selected as first recipient of the OGC’s Distinguished Member Award

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—May 1, 2012: PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of geoimaging software and systems, announced today that it was one of the Consortium's first recipients of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Distinguished Member Award.

The Distinguished Member Award was established by the OGC in 2011 to recognize OGC member organizations that have made substantial, positive, and sustained impacts on one or more areas of the OGC mission accomplishment through a high level of commitment beyond traditional member engagement. The award was granted by the Board to PCI Geomatics in recognition of PCI’s strategic commitment to advancing the mission objectives of the Open Geospatial Consortium in the Asia Pacific region.

Mark Reichardt, OGC President and CEO, commented; “In recent years, PCI has provided OGC with unprecedented access to its regional staff in India, China, and other nations across Asia to increase the visibility of OGC and to encourage standards adoption and stimulate participation in the OGC member process by all nations.” He added, “The OGC also recognizes PCI’s leadership in developing the Global Advisory Council, the brainchild of Dr. Robert Moses – the program ensures underrepresented regions of the world have a voice in the OGC process.”

Terry Moloney, PCI’s President and CEO, accepted the award in person this past March 2012 and stated; “PCI has always been a strong believer in the fundamental mission and purpose of the OGC – to promote open data standards and participation, enabling open access to geospatial information to multi-disciplinary groups working in the fields of GIS and Remote Sensing. Through innovation and access to geospatial information, positive societal changes can be affected. PCI has always believed in these principles and is honored to have been selected as the first recipient for this prestigious award.”

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems to process aerial and satellite imagery. The company provides integrated Esri imagery workflows, standalone image processing capability, and large volume processing throughput, giving customers the ability to produce high-quality image products and derived information for any project. Find out more at www.pcigeomatics.com.

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