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 500 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 organisation that supports a diverse community of 500+ businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities, all working together to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

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January 17 – June 19, 2024

Climate & Disaster Resilience Seminars – 2024

The OGC Stakeholder Community Coordination Group, which brings together members of the Climate and Disaster Resilience communities, has lined up an exciting program of speakers and panels for the first part of 2024. The talks will showcase geospatial technologies and data (especially those leveraging OGC Standards) across a range of applications used in Climate and Disaster Resilience. The talks are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in how spatial data and technology can help us to improve climate and disaster resilience is encouraged to attend. Seminars are held monthly on the third Wednesday at 11:00-12:30 US Eastern. Each presentation/panel will run for around 30 minutes + time for Q&A. This will be followed by short updates on what\’s happening in relevant OGC Pilots and Working Groups, as well as any upcoming opportunities.

Preliminary Program for Winter/Spring 2024

datespeakertopic17 JanPaul English (Tracking California, Public Health Institute)Geospatial Environmental Health Products from the Public Health Institute21 FebAnna Liljedahl (Woodwell Climate Research Center)Permafrost Discovery Gateway – enabling big data creation and knowledge-generation to support Arctic communities20 MarchGrey Nearing and Avichai Tendler (Google)Google\’s Global Flood Forecasting Model and Fire Products17 AprilClimate Science + Open Science crossover panel – OSPD participantsHow can open science (geospatial) tools enable climate and disaster resilience?15 MayAllan Jamieson (Ordnance Survey)Can location create trust in supply chains?19 JuneTodd Barr (Verisk)Title TBC

How to join the seminars:

Link to use from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://meet.goto.com/809299333 US Participants can also dial in using a phone:United States: +1 (224) 501-3412Access Code: 809-299-333 To join from a video-conferencing room or system:Dial in or type: or inroomlink.goto.comMeeting ID: 809 299 333Or dial directly: 809299333@ or Members can also access the info using the OGC Portal Calendar.

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April 18 – April 19, 2024

Digital Building Permit Conference 2024

OGC, EUnet4DBP, and other relevant organisations are organising the Digital Building Permit Conference 2024 to dive into the current status of research, development, and implementation, and to provide the opportunity for several digital building permit actors to meet and discuss their experiences across the four different interacting systems within the Digital Building Permit challenge: Legislative, Procedural, Organisational, and Technological. The event is a satellite event of The Festival of the New European Bauhaus. Digitalisation of building permits was detected as the critical knot to be solved, in order to pave the way towards massive digitalisation in the construction industry, and to enable the potential of automation and optimisation in the management of building and city data. The topic has being developing for a couple of years and now some mature solutions start to be available. Moreover, some important cross-border (e.g. European) projects as well as other local initiatives are currently running and can present their results. Therefore, the EUnet4DBP, together with several relevant organisations, is organising the “Second International Conference on Digital Building Permit” to dive into the current status of research, developments and implementations, and to provide the opportunity for several digital building permit actors to meet and discuss. Multidisciplinarity and inter-sectoral collaboration are key to solve the multifaceted and complex challenge of building permit digitalisation. Therefore, the conference will be structured to host several different kinds of contributions and activities, from research to implementations, with a relevant part reserved to users and stakeholders, in order to investigate the challenges of the solutions’ uptake.


Share progress all over Europe and the World Engage policy developers and regulators Show benefits and the value of building permit digitalisation through concrete examples Share solutions and components from several developers Encourage municipalities to bring their points of view and expertise Tackling the remaining outstanding problems and challenges Legal aspects discussion Share developments and experiences about data and technology for digital building permits Learn more, including the exciting programme and how to register, at the Digital Building Permit Conference 2024 website.

Community event


April 23 – April 25, 2024


OGC is proud to support the International Conference on GeoInformation, Data, Processing, and Applications 2024 (GeoDPA\’24) – the new, unique exchange forum that brings together both producers of geodata and their users across disciplines and topics for the first time. Learn more and register at: https://geodpa2024.welcome-manager.de/ Important dates:Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 March 2024Acceptance notification: 17 March 2024Early bird registration 23 March 2024Registration will close on 10 April 2024Conference 23 – 25 April 2024

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