The OGC Planning Committee is granted authority to operate by the OGC Bylaws. Principal Membership is provided for organizations that wish to participate in the planning and management of the Consortium's technology development process.

The Planning Committee has ultimate responsibility for approving Technical Committee recommendations for the adoption and release of specifications, and for Specification Program planning. The Planning Committee: Generates requirements related to markets it is analyzing. Helps maintain and provide direction for the OGC Roadmap. Makes final decisions on issuing RFIs, RFCs, and RFPs (see below). Accepts, rejects, or conditionally accepts Candidate Implementation Specifications as recommended by the Technical Committee. Decides on revisions to existing Adopted Implementation Specifications based on recommendations from the Technical Committee.

The Strategic Management Advisory Committee is conceived to be a permanent committee within the OGC organization, designed specifically to provide Strategic Members the opportunity to participate in the strategic planning processes of the Consortium, and to support Consortium operations aimed at achieving the corporation's mission as defined in the bylaws. The SMAC is a formal structure defined within the framework of OGC's bylaws, designed to operate in parallel with the formal technical decision-making process (Planning Committee and Technical Committee) of the Consortium.

Name space Lead **
Planning Committee (PC)Simmons, Scott (Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.)
Strategic Member Advisory Committee (SMAC)
Technical Committee (TC)Simmons, Scott (Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.)
** - There may be Co-Chairs or Vice-Chairs that are not listed in this table