Open Geospacial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 352 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGISĀ® Specifications support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.

OpenGISĀ® is a Registered Trademark of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) and is the brand name associated with the Specifications and documents produced by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC). OpenGIS specifications are developed in a unique consensus process supported by OGC industry, government and academic members to enable geoprocessing technologies to interoperate, or “plug and play”. You will also find the OpenGISĀ® trademark associated with products that implement or comply to our specifications. Make sure that your geoprocessing and location services procurement and technology development programs demand OpenGIS specifications!

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