OGC is the one place for technology, innovation, standards, community, and more. We are a neutral playing field for innovation that eliminates friction across traditionally competitive organizations. Meet your future teammates, be a leader, or become an industry partner.

OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty free, publicly available, open geospatial standards. Existing at the cutting edge, OGC actively analyzes and anticipates emerging trends, and runs an agile Research and Development (R&D) lab – the OGC Collaborative Solutions and Innovation Program – that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members’ use cases.

For 30 years, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has operated as a neutral forum where government, industry, nonprofits, and academia come together to engage in collective problem-solving around the critical issues of the day. As the global leader in location solutions and related data, OGC is the largest formal community of geospatial experts with a mission to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable – for an inclusive and sustainable future.

The OGC Vision

The OGC Vision

Building the future of location with community and technology for the good of society. 

The OGC Mission

The OGC Mission

Make location information Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).

The OGC Approach

The OGC Approach

A proven collaborative and agile process combining consensus-based open standards, innovation projects, and partnership building.

The OGC Values:

  • We are open, diverse, inclusive, and accessible.
  • We value our technical excellence and innovation.
  • We are passionate about the greater good.
  • We are community-driven and we are fair, respectful, and responsible to our members.
  • We always honor our commitments and aim to exceed expectations.

OGC members together form a global forum of experts and communities that use location to connect people with technology and improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating a sustainable future for us, our children, and future generations.

Consider becoming a member today and join our dynamic and diverse global standards community.

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