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The OGC encourages and supports the formation of regional forums, interest groups and project activities to address standards requirements, issues and challenges unique to a geographic region.
The OGC's regional activities work to form a solid support foundation from which OGC members in Australia and New Zealand can develop business and implementation plans for sustainable involvement ongoing OGC specification activities and to implement interoperable geospatial architectures that utilize OGC standards and related standards.
The number of OGC members in Europe now exceeds the number of members in North America or any other world region. European companies, agencies, research centers and universities have played and continue to play a critical role in the development, product implementation, and market adoption of OGC standards.
OGC European forums, interest groups and project activities work to:
Below is information about products that implement OGC Standards. Learn how a "registered product" is different from an "OGC compliant" product. There are also links here to OGC Cookbooks and demonstrations of products that implement OGC Standards.
Visit the OGC Compliant Products page to see a list of products that are OGC Compliant.
OGC is an international standards development organization (SDO) whose core mission is to deliver spatial interoperability interface and encoding specifications that are openly and freely available for use by the world's software developers. To develop international standards, OGC actively solicits the membership of technology providers and technology users from around the world.