Membership Levels

OGC Membership Fees Table

The OGC is an open membership organization. The OGC offers a range of membership options for industry, government, academic, research and not-for-profit organizations interested in supporting the Consortium’s global mission:

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After determining your membership fee (see the OGC membership fee calculator at the top of this page), you may begin the application process using either our printable paper form(s) or our online application. Membership fees are discounted for many countries.

Read more below about the benefits of membership for each of the OGC membership levels. In the About menu above you will find information about the OGC's organizational structure and policies. 

Associate membership (eight types)

Technical membership

Principal membership

Strategic membership

OGC offers membership levels suitable for any organization, regardless of size or organization type. We strive to ensure that membership is affordable and inclusive for all.  See below for a summary of our many benefits.

Benefits /Membership Level Associate  Technical Principal Strategic Value
Unlimited OGC Portal accounts Access to exclusive member-only content for an unlimited number of your staff
Networking, Business Intelligence and Partnering Easy access to the world’s leading geospatial organizations
Summary Report from Member Meetings One-stop source for the latest and greatest updates
Member promoted on OGC website Logo on homepage Logo on homepage Brand awareness and promotion
Voting rights in Working Groups Influence Working Groups and the Standards Roadmap
Complimentary registrations to OGC member meetings 1 2 4 20 Save on registration fees and help build the community
Funded opportunities to participate in Innovation Program Initiatives Member-only Financial support to participate in Testbeds and Pilots
Member discount on trademark license fees (scaled by membership level) Good Excellent Substantial Outstanding Save money compared to non-members
Voting rights in the Technical Committee   Influence an adoption vote
Annual On-site  face to face meeting with OGC leadership     Gain focused attention from OGC senior leadership
Planning Committee membership and voting rights     Influence OGC policies, positions, adoption votes, and board of directors
Dedicated staff hours     24 40 Senior OGC staff hours for your organization customized to your requirements
Assigned memberships     Amplify your voice by inviting. partners to actively participate in OGC for one year
Strategic Member Advisory Committee voting participation       Be part of the prestigious top-level leadership committee to advise the OGC Board and Planning Committee on strategic activities, guide OGC's direction via targeted investments in areas of interest and market requirements

Associate membership provides: forums for peer-to-peer networking; webinars with technology providers and advanced technology users; access to members-only OGC documents; and attendance at OGC meetings, which affords networking with a global community of users and providers. 

Technical  – As a Technical member, in addition to the features and benefits of Associate membership, your organization will also have voting participation in the OGC Technical Committee on all standards and other matters brought before the TC for approval. (Candidate standards developed in OGC Standards Working Groups must be approved by the Technical Committee.) Technical members receive 2 free registrations to each OGC Technical Committee meetings. Through its registrations, your organization can cover sessions at quarterly TC meetings and expose your people to the rich networking opportunities that OGC meetings provide. Technical members also receive an annual unlimited package ceiling on Trademark Licensing Fees, and may arrange and annual OGC staff on-site visit if travel costs are paid by member.

  • Maintain and approve policies and procedures for OGC’s Innovation Program
  • Receive 20 free registrations  to each quarterly Technical and Planning Committee meeting, and an annual unlimited package ceiling on Trademark Licensing Fees for their products
  • Receive up to 40 hours of OGC staff support each year for internal training and advice
  • Coincident with its membership year and with OGC president approval, a Strategic member may assign 2 Associate and 4 Individual one-year memberships to universities, research organizations, commercial provider organizations or independent contractors that work under contract to the member in support of OGC related activities. These Associate and Individual members must become paying members to continue OGC involvement beyond their first year. Strategic members may assign different organizations to membership at the beginning of each membership year.