OGC is a consortium of experts committed to improving access to geospatial, or location information. We connect people, communities, and technology to solve global challenges and address everyday needs.

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We represent over 450 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities united with a desire to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

OGC is the home of geospatial innovation, collaboration, and standards. We are an international membership organization that supports a diverse community of businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities, all working together to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

OGC by the Numbers: Building an Engaged Membership

Our membership is driven, open, diverse, inclusive, accessible, and made up of fortune 500 organizations, governments, academic hubs for innovation, startups that are changing the location of landscape, and more.

476+

Total Members

66

New Members Since 2023

15

Principal Members

9

Strategic Members

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Upcoming events

HYBRID MEETING

July 10 – July 12, 2024

OGC Open Standards Code Sprint

This will be a collaborative and inclusive event to support the development of open Standards and applications that implement those Standards. All OGC Standards are in scope for this Code Sprint, including OGC API Standards. The Sprint will feature three special tracks on Data Quality & Artificial Intelligence, Validators, and the Map Markup Language (MapML).

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IN-PERSON MEETING

July 15 – July 18, 2024

The 12th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics

The 12th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics is organized and hosted by the International Society of Agromatics and BioSense Insitute with technical and financial sponsorships from IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Food and Agriculture Organization, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Agricultural and Environmental Informatics Application and Research Center (TARBİL), and Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University. Agro-geoinformation is critical for the agricultural sustainability, food security, environmental research, bioenergy, natural resource conservation, land use management, carbon accounting, global climate change, health research, agricultural industry, commodity trading, economy research, education, agricultural decision-making and policy formulation, etc. The Agro-Geoinformatics conferences were successfully held in Shanghai, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2012), Washington DC, USA(Agro-Geoinformatics 2013), Beijing, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2014), Istanbul Turkey (Agro-Geoinformatics 2015), Tianjin, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2016), Washington DC, USA (Agro-Geoinformatics 2017), Hangzhou, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2018), Istanbul, Turkey (Agro-Geoinformatics 2019), Virtual, (Agro-Geoinformatics 2021), Quebec City, Canada (Agro-Geoinformatics 2022), and Wuhan, China (Agro-Geoinformatics 2023). The Agro-Geoinformatics conferences have provided and will continue to provide an ideal venue for professionals and students to exchange their ideas, research results, professional experiences, the latest developments and future vision of agro-geoinformatics. The Agro-Geoinformatics 2024 conference will continue covering the recent advances in the life cycle of Agro-geoinformatics, from data collection (including field surveys and remote sensing), processing, storing, archiving, preservation, retrieving, transmitting, accessing, visualization, analyzing, synthesizing, presenting, disseminating to decision making.

Community event

IN-PERSON MEETING

July 16 – July 16, 2024

Peter Rabley Meet & Greet

Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet OGC\’s new CEO, Peter Rabley, at the Esri User Conference! The Meet & Greet is scheduled for July 16 from 3 – 4 PM Pacific Time in Aqua Salon E at the Hilton.  This event is a perfect chance to connect with fellow members and contribute to a shared vision for the next 30 years of OGC. Let Peter know what you like, what you don\’t, and what you want to see changed. Peter is eager to hear from you and values your input as we shape the future of the consortium. Your feedback is crucial in helping us deliver practical and implementable solutions that meet the needs of our community.  After the session, join us for an informal gathering at the Odysea Waterfront Lounge for a drink on OGC. Space is limited, so if you are interested in joining us please RSVP to Micah Brachman. Thanks, and we hope to see you in San Diego!

About Peter

Peter Rabley brings a wealth of experience from the private, governmental, and not-for-profit sectors, including venture financing and developing scale-up strategies for international not-for-profits. His appointment as CEO is timely, coinciding with OGC’s 30th anniversary—a period of reflection and modernization to address the growing use of geospatial technologies across various domains and applications. Under Peter’s leadership, OGC aims to collaborate with new and existing partners to deliver accelerated, practical, and implementable solutions for our community.

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