SSSI–OGC Partnership Announced

August 10, 2019

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). OGC is a not-for-profit international standards organisation dedicated to convening an ongoing forum to advance interoperability among IT systems that process geo-referenced information. 

Dr Nadine Alameh, CEO of OGC, and Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse FRGS FSSSI, President of SSSI, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in New York on 7 August 2019. Mr Mark Reichardt, Former President and CEO of OGC and Mr Simon Callaghan, Director of the Australian Trade Commission, USA, and former SSSI Board Member witnessed the signing.


Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse (left) and Dr Nadine Alameh (right) in New York

At the signing, Dr Mohamed-Ghouse stated,

“SSSI looks forward to working with OGC. I am sure SSSI members will benefit from this collaboration agreement, especially understanding and applying standards in their respective professional practice.”

Dr Alameh agreed, stating,

“I am excited to start this collaboration with SSSI as we continue to connect people, communities, technologies and decision making with a foundation of geospatial standards in support of the surveying and spatial community in Australia.”


Mr Simon Callaghan, Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, Dr Nadine Alameh,
and Mr Mark Reichardt (left to right)

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