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Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Overview: Open interfaces and protocols defined by OpenGIS Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless, location-based services, and mainstream IT, and enable technology developers to make spatial information and services accessible with all kinds of applications. OGC is a member organization of companies, government agencies, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geoprocessing specifications. Open Geospatial also manages consensus processes involving geoprocessing technology users, GIS software vendors, earth imaging vendors, database software vendors, integrators, computer vendors, and other technology providers in order to reach agreement on the technical details of open interfaces that allow these systems to work together.

Specifications: Available here.

IPR Policy: Available here.

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: October 7, 2015

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