All predictions are wrong; some are useful. This presentation offers a slate of "ripe issues" that were developed in discussion with the OGC Board of Directors and expanded in a blog series. The issues were developed by reviewing over 200 articles from geospatial industry publications as well as from information technology journals (IEEE, ACM, etc.).
These Ripe Issues of geospatial technology identify areas where further development of open standards can lead to great benefit. The OGC is an international consortium where members participate in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards.
The ripe issues of geospatial technology identified in March 2013 are:
• The Power of Location
• Internet of Things
• Mobile Development
• Indoor Frontier
• Cartographers of the future
• Big Processing of Geospatial Data
• Smart Cities Depend on Smart Location
• Policy implementation