Australia & New Zealand Forum

The Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) Forum provides a coordination and communication environment for Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) members in the ANZ region. The Forum enables opportunities for collaboration and partnership and helps members participate in the OGC Interoperability Program and Standards Program. Through coordinated regional activities, the ANZ Forum addresses the OGC outreach and education needs of industry, government, academic and research organizations and works to identify interoperability requirements and communicate these into the OGC standards and test bed process.

The Forum helps organizations understand the tangible benefits of implementing geospatial interoperability standards, identify relevant standards, and plan for success in realizing these benefits through use of OGC compliant products.

The ANZ Forum's charter members are: 

  • Australian Bureau of Meteorology
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics 
  • Australian Department of Defence
  • Australian Ocean Data Centre Joint Facility
  • Department of Natural Resources and Mines (QLD)
  • Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment (VIC)
  • Gaia Resources
  • Geoscience Australia
  • Gosford City Council (NSW)
  • La Trobe University
  • Land and Property Information Division, Department of Finance and Services (NSW)
  • Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
  • Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd
  • Landgate (WA)
  • Lisasoft Pty Ltd
  • Mercury Project Solutions
  • National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NZ)
  • Office of Spatial Policy (OSP) - Department of  Resources, Energy and Tourism (Australian Commonwealth) 
  • Omnilink Pty Ltd
  • PSMA Australia Ltd
  • Robert Starling
  • Sigma Bravo Pty Ltd
  • Sparx Systems
  • University of Melbourne


The Forum is open to all OGC member organizations residing or conducting business in the ANZ region. Non-OGC members are also welcome to participate as observers.