The ifgi - Institute for Geoinformatics is a research and higher education body in geographic information science at the University of Münster. For years, one of its main focuses of research has been geographic information services and spatial data infrastructures. It represents one of the early associate members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and a founding member of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE).
con terra - Applied Information Technologies Ltd. is an IT company which provides products and services in the field of spatial information processing. con terra is involved in projects which develop national, regional and local spatial data infrastructures. As an associated member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), con terra actively supports the development and implementation of international standards from OGC and ISO. The catalog service terraCatalog was the first product worldwide which OGC certified as being compliant with the Catalog Services Implementation Specification. Today, con terra's sdi.suite contains a comprehensive set of tools for building spatial data infrastructures. con terra currently has 55 full time employees, predominantly university graduates: mathematicians, computer scientists, and geoscientists.
ITC - International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation is an institute for international education located in Enschede, The Netherlands. ITC aims at capacity building and institutional development of professional and academic organizations and individuals specifically in countries that are economically and/or technologically less developed. The results of the knowledge development activities contribute to the capacity building mission through collaboration in research, education, training and advisory services. ITC has a long experience developing GIS/RS software, which lead to the development of the ILWIS system. Besides others ITC is a sustaining member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and one of the early members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
ESRI, Inc. Redlands, USA. ESRI designs and develops the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) technology.
The Hochschule Bochum - Bochum University of Applied Sciences - is a modern university of applied sciences, specializing in technology and business. The Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics' application areas cover, among others, Web-based GI solutions, geo-visualization, photogrammetry, 3D-laserscanning as well as traditional surveying.
The DLZ-IT BMVBS: The Service Provider for Information Technology of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development is the central technical und scientific governmental agency. The agency plans and supports the IT performances for the BVBS's projects. It provides general services for the business operation of the IT systems, as well as strategic and conceptual assistence conerning the IT deployment within the BVBS.
The Technische Universität Dresden, committed to sciences and engineering before reunification, is now a multi-disciplinary university, also offering humanities and social sciences, as well as medicine. The Professorship of Geoinformation Systems is an interdisciplinary institution at the Department of Geosciences. Prof. Dr. Lars Bernard and his team focus on various R&D topics within Geoinformation Science. The current scientific activities target the design, development and establishment of geoinformation services for spatio-temporal modeling.