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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.


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The Open Geospatial Consortium has legal entities registered in North America, Europe, the UK, and India. For more information, see the following:

Regions - Australasia


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.

OGC Europe

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:

News & Events

Welcome to OGC's Press Room, your source for goesptial and location news. Here you can find the latest press releases, new blog content, the OGC newsletter, and more. Subscibe and see the latest happening in location innovation, and standards. 

OGC Programs

There are two prominent programs within the OGC:

  • Specification Program: In the OGC Specification Program the Technical Committee and Planning Committee work in a formal consensus process to arrive at approved (or "adopted") OpenGIS® Specifications. Learn abut the specifications that have been approved so far, and see the lists of products that implement these specifications.
  • Interoperability Program: The OGC Interoperability Program is a series of hands-on engineering initiatives to accelerate the