[OSGeo-Standards] Request of the OSGeo's OGC Standards membership slot

Bruce Bannerman bruce.bannerman.osgeo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 19:15:27 PDT 2019

OK by me Cameron.

As an aside:

I have not heard WGS84 referred to as a dynamic datum before. I do know of several WGS 84 Epochs though. This dynamic datum issue will not be a simple issue to resolve.

Personally, I don’t believe that it will be viable for many, many years (if ever) to manage our data within the context of a dynamic data as is proposed by some. 

As a former spatial data manager with a data inventory in the PB, I believe that it is just too impractical currently to use a dynamic datum to control our vast global holdings and software. 

When we consider the widespread, global ignorance of the need to manage and utilse data within an appropriate SRS framework, it is an issue that will not be resolved either easily, or in the short term.

@Standards list,


We have one spare OGC Membership slot avalable currently.

Do we have any objections to Cameron using this slot?

If so, please advise this list by 1400hr 24th July 2019 UTC and I’ll start a selection process. If not, I’ll advise OGC of Cameron’s nomination for this slot.

Kind regards,

Bruce Bannerman

> On 14 Jul 2019, at 08:20, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi OSGeo standards folks,
> I'd like to request access to one of OSGeo's OGC standards slots. From now until the end of the year, I'm planning to help address a problem with web-mapping. 
> The world is using the dynamic WGS84 datum as it were static - which is resulting in map misalignment problems. This is an international problem, which should be done with the collaboration of the OGC, and I'd like to engage within OGC forums as part of this.
> A more detailed description of the problem is here:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/15uBX2qICODRkiHXeksT0zEy6TuysanIxuc4anV0o5F0 <https://docs.google.com/document/d/15uBX2qICODRkiHXeksT0zEy6TuysanIxuc4anV0o5F0>
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