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The OGC was formally founded in 1994 after a long series of meetings
organized to discuss possibilities for opening up and growing the geospatial
market. In the 20 years since those first meetings, membership has grown
annually and the OGC has continuously evolved its process to better meet member
needs in a rapidly evolving market. Agreements on process change have sometimes
resulted in adjustments to the organization's goals and structure, and they
have very often resulted in changes to the Technical Committee Policies and