Article: OGC and CRN partner to establish a Unique Geospatial Real Property Identifier

Geospatial, Open Data

OGC and CRN partner to establish a Unique Geospatial Real Property Identifier

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is excited to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the non-profit Collateral Risk Network (CRN). Under the MoU, OGC and CRN will work together to develop a unique geospatial real property identifier (PUID) that has applications in housing finance and beyond.

OGC Chief Standards Officer, Scott Simmons, commented: “OGC is encouraged by the vision CRN has for real property identifiers that take advantage of modern IT practices for better integration with users at all levels: from housing finance participants to consumers. The work being undertaken by CRN and OGC will ensure that location information associated with property adheres to the best industry practices for accuracy and information sharing.”

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