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Geospatial technology trends as tracked by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the OGC Architecture Board (OAB) are listed on this and linked pages. A summary of all tracked Trends is provided in the mindmap. A set of Ripe Trends have been identified as summarized in the Trend Assessment. Also avaiable is an overview of the Technology Trends process.

Each Trend is linked to a GitHub issue - Comments are welcome and encouraged on the issue linked to the trend

Tech Trends

Trends grouped into meta-trends:

Ripe Trends

A subset of the Tech Trends identified as "Ripe Trends" are assessed as highest and second priority through an analysis summarized in the graphic below.

Highest Priority

Second Priority

Ripe Trends are identified based on characterizations of trend Impact (Disruptive or Sustaining) and Horizon (Next or After Next). The trends for highest priority consideration are Trends assessed as Disruptive and Next.

Trend Assessment

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