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.

478+

Total Members

62

New Members Since 2023

16

Principal Members

9

Strategic Members

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Upcoming events

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?JuneNo seminar in JuneOGC Member Meeting – informal meetup17 JulyTee Barr (Verisk)Kate Vavra-Musser (University of Minnesota / iGuide)Title TBC21 AugustRyan Berkheimer (NOAA)Title TBC – update on NOAA\’s Open Information Stewardship Service (OISS)18 SeptemberTBCTitle TBC16 OctoberTBCTitle TBC20 NovemberKasia (Katarzyna) Marini (MedECC)Title TBC18 Decembertime change! – 8:00 EasternNeil Sims (CSIRO)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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MEMBER MEETING – HYBRID

June 17 – June 21, 2024

129th OGC Member Meeting – Montreal

OGC’s 129th Member Meeting is scheduled. Join us in Montreal, where we will continue to connect location, show why standards matter, and share how interoperable technologies are crucial to sharing geospatial information. This one-week event, filled with technology showcases, dozens of Working Group meetings to improve standards and domains, special sessions, workshops, and keynotes, will show the value of the consortium\’s community of experts. The OGC Collaborative Innovations and Solutions program will also be in attendance sharing the latest concepts in climate, space, aviation, and more: all powered by our community. See the full agenda and register at ogcmeet.org Strategic Member Support: General Sponsors: Dinner Sponsor:

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IN-PERSON MEETING

June 26 – June 28, 2024

India Space Congress 2024

OGC is pleased to partner with ISC 2024. ISRO, NSIL, and IN-SPACe are the lead supporting organizations for the event.

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