AGILE cooperates in many ways with other organisations, industry and government. This cooperation can be in the form of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), reactive or proactive communications, exchange of representatives, sponsoring and more.



Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium is an international industry consortium of more than 220 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing specifications. Open interfaces and protocols defined by OpenGIS® Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT, and empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.


For more than 30 years, ESRI has been the leading developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI is a major player in the educational GIS market worldwide. Besides software development, ESRI is active in the educational field with the Virtual Campus distance learning courses and the ESRI Press books. ESRI also organizes educational conferences both in the USA and Europe. Headquartered in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,500 business partners. ESRI's goal is to develop comprehensive tools that enable users to efficiently manage, use, and serve geographic information to make a difference in the world around them.

University Consortium for Geographic Information Science

The AGILE Council has negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding with its US sister organisation. Under this agreement AGILE and UCGIS will disseminate information and materials from the other organisation to their members. There will also be a mutual exchange of official representatives at the principal annual meeting of each organisation. The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) is a non-profit US organization of universities and other research institutions dedicated to advancing our understanding of geographic processes and spatial relationships through improved theory, methods, technology, and data. UCGIS membership is open to all U.S. academic and research organizations that meet the membership criteria.



EuroSDR is a not-for-profit organisation linking National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies with Research Institutes and Universities in Europe for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery. EuroSDR (formerly OEEPE) is a pan-European organisation established by International Treaty, as OEEPE, in 1953 in Paris in accordance with a recommendaion passed by the Council of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation, The spatial data research interests of European countries are represented through the membership in EuroSDR of national organisations from their production and research sectors.

European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information

The mission of EuroGI is: In order to ensure good governance, economic and social development, environmental protection and sustainability, and informed public participation, the mission is to maximise the availability, effective use and exploitation of GI (geographic information) throughout Europe. This requires EUROGI to stimulate, encourage and support the development and effective use of GI and relevant technologies and policies, and to act as channel of the voice for the European GI community, private and public sectors alike.


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