News from the Open Geospatial Consortium - Wikitude

News from the Open Geospatial Consortium

Wikitude has been heading the Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML) working group at the OGC for the past nine months. 

After officially founding the ARML 2.0 working group in November of last year the group, lead by Wikitude CTO Martin Lechner, now consists of 47 members with a number of representatives from various multi-national corporations. Together, they are working towards a standardized format for mobile augmented reality applications.

Sean Askay, Google

Sean Askay, Google

The ARML 2.0 group has seen a number of significant additions over the past year, with discussions heating up and further advancing the group’s standardization protocols. One notable new addition to the group is Google’s Sean Askay, who has joined the group in an advisory role and will further help to push the project forward. Askay currently serves as the co-chair for the OGC’s KML (Keyhole Markup Language) working group, and specializes in geo-spatial data visualization at Google, specifically via Google Earth.

The goal of the ARML 2.0 SWG is to develop an industry-accepted data standard for AR applications, based on KML concepts and ideas, and extended with AR specific functionalities.

The OGC is an international collection of over 439 companies, government agencies and universities all working towards a common consensus to develop publicly available interface standards. These standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless communications, and location based services.

Click here for more information about the OGC 2.0 ARML working group.

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