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.

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.

530+

Total Members

84

New Members in 2022

17

Principal Members

9

Strategic Members

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VIRTUAL

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: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.comMeeting ID: 809 299 333Or dial directly: 809299333@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##809299333 Members can also access the info using the OGC Portal Calendar.

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February 20 – February 20, 2024

India Geospatial Leadership Summit – IGLS 2024

Geospatial Technologies have emerged as catalysts in the vast landscape of India’s national development, steering the country towards precision, efficiency, and sustainable growth. These technologies have become integral to several mission-mode projects and programs that span critical sectors. Mapping urban spaces, infrastructure planning, and resource allocation are now driven by accurate Geospatial data to make our cities more liveable, sustainable, and economically vibrant. It also helps in efficient water allocation, watershed management, and monitoring water quality for effective water resource management across the country. Geospatial technologies facilitate precision farming, crop monitoring, and yield prediction in agriculture. They bring transparency and efficiency to land administration and governance, robustness and early action in disaster management, and optimized planning and monitoring of utilities. Today, Geospatial technologies are the bedrock of India’s national development initiatives. The collaborative efforts of government agencies, the private sector, and academia continue to shape a technologically empowered and resilient India. And yet, challenges persist. Ensuring uniform access to Geospatial data, its strategic use and monetization, and continuous capacity building are essential for sustained growth. With this consideration, AGI is hosting its India Geospatial Leadership Summit (IGLS) 2024 on the theme: ‘Geospatial Technologies Accelerating National Development.’

SPRINT (HYBRID)

February 26 – February 28, 2024

2024 Joint OGC ASF OSGeo Code Sprint

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) are pleased to announce the next Joint OGC ASF OSGeo Code Sprint will be held 26 to 28 February 2024 in Casa Cordovil-Universidade de Évora (Évora, Portugal) as a hybrid event supporting both face-to-face and remote participation. The code sprint will be hosted by Universidade de Évora, GeoBeyond and NaturalGIS. The code sprint will be supported by the EU-funded project GEOE3.

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