The OGC Community is represented by a wide range of leaders and technical experts that reach across virtually all things geospatial. With the power of standards and domain working groups, forums, and projects, OGC continues to push the boundaries of innovation and collaboration.

OGC’s community is also broken up into several additional committees, forums, and partners to ensure that the consortium is able to deliver on its promise of being open, transparent, and FAIR. Our committees are the core of OGC with staff and member driven groups, our forums represent an entire globe of engaged leaders, and our alliance partners help the consortium tackle issues.

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OGC standards are the result of an international consensus-based process of technical content-development followed by intense review and formal vote.

Regional Forums

OGC innovations, standards, and thought leadership are truly global and are represented by multiple forums. Each forum supports a range of functions in order to help organizations continue to evolve with industry best practices, interoperability, and the next generation of location technologies. In order to better support the many different regions that use OGC standards, OGC encourages the creation of regional forums that address the particular needs and circumstances of their regions.

Alliance Partners

Geospatial information is a cross-cutting requirement that’s critical to many different domains. As such, the OGC mission is aligned with the missions of many different organizations.

Upcoming events


April 17 – April 18, 2023

INTERPRAEVENT 2023 International Symposium

INTERPRAEVENT 2023 International Symposium will be held in 17-18 April 2023 in Taichung,Taiwan. The main topic of the symposium “Natural Disasters Occurrence, Reduction, and Restoration in Mountain Regions” is focused on natural hazards from the aspects of investigating the phenomena, monitoring occurrences, analyzing risks, strengthening governance, increasing resilience, mitigating disasters, restoring impacted communities and enhancing preparedness.

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April 23 – April 28, 2023

EGU General Assembly 2023

The EGU General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

Community event


April 25 – April 27, 2023

Open Standards and Open Source Software

2023 Joint OGC-ASF-OSGeo Code A Code Sprint is an event where dozens of developers from around the world come together to code and share their ideas. The main goals of this code sprint are to support the development of open standards for geospatial information and to support the development of free and open source software which implements those standards, as well as creating awareness about the standards and software projects. This code sprint will take place at Camptocamp\’s offices (near Lausanne, Switzerland) and on the OGC\’s Discord events server. It is organised by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and it is hosted by Camptocamp. You can find more details about the code sprint on the event\’s wiki page .

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