About Open Geospatial Consortium

OGC is the one place for technology, innovation, standards, community, and more. OGC is a neutral playing field for innovation that eliminates friction across traditionally competitive organizations.

OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty free, publicly available, open geospatial standards. Existing at the cutting edge, OGC actively analyzes and anticipates emerging trends, and runs an agile Research and Development (R&D) lab – the OGC Collaborative Solutions and Innovation Program – that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members’ use cases.

For more than 28 years, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has operated as a neutral forum where government, industry, nonprofits, and academia come together to engage in collective problem-solving around the critical issues of the day. As the global leader in location solutions and related data, OGC is the largest formal community of geospatial experts with a mission to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable – for an inclusive and sustainable future.