Policies

OGC, as a formal organization, must institute and follow a defined set of Policies and Procedures in order to fulfill its vision and mission. Below are links to information defining these policies and procedures as well as a few of the formal texts - the actual by laws and intellectual property documents - that cover the OGC methodology for doing business. Please make sure you refer to these on occasion as they are, by their nature, often revised.

Bylaws - The Board of Directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium approved the current Bylaws of Open Geospatial Consortium - Revised 4 April 2019. It replaces any and all prior versions of the Bylaws of the Open Geospatial Consortium. Copies of Bylaws versions prior to and including the last revision of 14 December 2011 are available upon request from the Consortium's business office in Wayland, Massachusetts.

Principles of Conduct - govern personal and public interactions in any OGC activity.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) - The Board of Directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium adopted the current Intellectual Property Rights Policy on 19 December 2008.

Policies and Procedures - Policies and Procedures govern the operation of several OGC Committees, Subcommittees, and Programs. Specific policy documents are found below.

Legal Notices & Term and Conditions