LocationTech is the Eclipse Foundation's industry working group focusing on location aware technologies. Members of LocationTech are also full fledged members of the Eclipse Foundation.
LocationTech is hosted by the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse is a vendor neutral community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on commercially-friendly open source software. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts technology projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.
There are four levels of participation at LocationTech. Google joins IBM, Oracle, OpenGeo, and Actuate as a strategic member. Strategic members view location aware technologies as strategic to their business. They invest to further develop the technology and influence the direction of the industry. Strategic Members have the right to appoint a representative to governing bodies. Strategic members pay higher annual dues to support LocationTech.
Azavea joins Carleton University Geomatics and Cartographc Research Centre and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGEO) as a participating member. Participating members view location aware technologies as an important part of their business. They invest to support and participate in the ecosystem. Representatives have the right to be nominated and run for election to the governing bodies. Participating members pay annual dues to support LocationTech.