The new OGC DWG will help the location community collaborate and contribute their expertise to building and growing the open metaverse.
January 20, 2023: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced the formation of the OGC Geo For Metaverse Domain Working Group (DWG). It serves as a forum for the collective geospatial experts of the OGC community to come together and help build. Grow an open metaverse. This group is open to both OGC members and non-members.
The Metaverse is perhaps the world’s ultimate distributed digital twin. Along with imaginary space, it has the potential to express everything in the world. The challenges to Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), engineers, artists, and society are enormous, but the rewards are considered equally enormous. The Metaverse is not a single entity, but a collection of platforms and technologies, much like the Internet. In other words, a world of objects that you can navigate and interact with.
Everything OGC does can be applied to the metaverse. Our community can contribute expertise at scale in 3D, modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence, digital twins, streaming, augmented and virtual reality, routing, mapping, and more.
The OGC Geo For Metaverse DWG addresses geospatial applications and standards by identifying standardization activities and best practices based on the FAIR Data Principles (Making Data Searchable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Work on the part of the metaverse that does Given that the metaverse will be an evolutionary development, the working group will identify both short-term and long-term goals that will help ensure interoperability, fairness, and openness. Much of the metaverse has already happened, so collaboration with other partners is the key to success and a cornerstone of this OGC DWG. In particular, DWG is Metaverse Standards ForumOGC is its founder and principal member.
Geospatially fixed 3D data is revolutionizing various industries. This same data that now relies on building the real world is driving the creation of the virtual/digital worlds that form part of the Metaverse.
However, for the Metaverse to be successful, information from all the digital and physical worlds will need to work in concert at scale. We have a collective responsibility to ensure that our shared future is fair and open. OGC has always focused on interoperability and open standards. Both of these are key to ensuring an open metaverse. By working together, we can make a positive impact on this future.
Join us at OGC to discuss how our standards and innovations are contributing to the Metaverse, from real-time 3D to digital twins to augmented reality to GeoPose and more. OGC’s 125th Member Meeting (20-24 February 2023, virtual and in-person at his ESRIN, ESA, Frascati, Italy) will include the inaugural meeting of the OGC Geo For Metaverse DWG.Learn more and register meet.ogc.org.
Active OGC members and non-members within the Metaverse and related communities are invited to join the Geo For Metaverse Domain Working Group. OGC members can Join the OGC Geo For Metaverse Domain Working Group using the following portal page.The OGC DWG is public.Non-OGC members can To participate in the OGC Geo For Metaverse DWG, sign up for the mailing list here.
For more information on DWG’s mission, goals, and planned activities, visit OGC Geo For Metaverse DWG Homepage.
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