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By providing a forum for independent, practical and forward thinking action in the field of international location standards, OGC can help your organization meet its goals. Organizations depend on OGC standards to "geo-enable" information systems and services for use in disaster management, defense and intelligence, environment and natural resources, mass market services, sensor webs and many other domains of activity and technology.
Read more about the value of OGC membership.
The OGC is an open membership organization. The OGC offers a range of membership options for industry, government, academic, research and not-for-profit organizations interested in supporting the Consortium’s global mission:
Associate membership (six types)
Below are descriptions of the OGC membership levels, along with the features and benefits associated with each level. In the column to the left you will find information about the OGC's organizational structure and policies. Visit the OGC’s Value page to learn more about the value of OGC membership.
The OGC membership fee calculator is at the bottom of this page. After determining your membership fee, apply for OGC membership at http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/join/application.
- Universities / Research Centers
- Non-Governmental Organizations / Not for Profit
- Commercial / National Government
- Small Company (<USD 2,000,000 annual gross revenue)
- Individuals – sole proprietors / independent contractors
- GovFuture Local (e.g. town, city, county…)
- GovFuture Subnational (e.g. state or provincial organization)
GovFutureTM Associate memberships are available for government agencies operating at the local, state or provincial levels. In addition to all of the Associate member benefits listed above, these memberships emphasize the implementation and use of OGC standards to achieve government mission objectives. GovFuture membership provides forums for peer-to-peer networking; quarterly webinars with technology providers and advanced technology users; access to members-only OGC documents; and attendance at OGC meetings, which affords networking with a global community of users and providers. Learn more about OGC GovFuture membership. Download Die OGC Mitgliedschaft für die öffentliche Verwaltung a German language document describing GovFuture.
- Four free meeting registrations for each of the quarterly OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings
- Substantial discounts on OGC compliance certification for their products
- Up to 24 hours of OGC staff support each year for internal training and advice
- With approval of the OGC president, a Principal member may, each year, assign 1 Associate and 2 Individual one-year memberships to universities, research organizations, commercial provider organizations or independent contractors that work under contract to the member in support of OGC related activities. These associate and individual members must become paying members after one year to continue their OGC involvement. The Principal member may assign memberships to different organizations at the beginning of each membership cycle.
- Maintain and approve policies and procedures for OGC’s Interoperability Program
- Receive 20 free meeting registrations to quarterly Technical and Planning Committee meetings, and substantial discounts on OGC compliance certification for their products
- Receive up to 40 hours of OGC staff support each year for internal training and advice
- May assign up to 4 individual and 2 Associate one-year memberships to universities, research organizations, commercial provider organizations or independent contractors that work under contract to the member in support of OGC-related activities. These associate and individual members must become paying members after one year to continue their OGC involvement. The Strategic member may assign memberships to different organizations at the beginning of each membership cycle.
What will it cost to join OGC as a member?
To determine the annual fee for your organizational or individual membership, please select your organizational type and nation of registration of your parent company below.
If your nation is not listed, please contact the OGC at memberinquiry [at] opengeospatial [dot] org.