About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

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 tech trends, and runs an agile, collaborative Research and Development (R&D) lab - the OGC Innovation and Collaborative Solution Program - that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members' use cases.

The OGC Vision:

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

The OGC Mission:

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

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.

OGC® and OpenGIS® are registered trademarks of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). OGC is the brand name associated with the standards and documents produced by the OGC. OGC standards are developed in a unique consensus process supported by the OGC's industry, government and academic members to enable geoprocessing technologies to interoperate, or "plug and play". You will also find the OGC trademark associated with products that implement our standards and that have obtained the Certified OGC Compliant brand. Make sure that your geoprocessing and location services procurement and technology development programs demand OGC standards!