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Communications and Outreach Program Overview

Hundreds of commercial products now implement OGC® standards to provide users with "plug and play" interoperability. But the initial support of vendors and integrators in the geoprocessing industry does not guarantee ongoing interoperability. The permanent success of any standards effort ultimately depends on users consistently choosing products based on standards. Recognizing that OGC's interoperability framework needs to be well understood and broadly supported by the whole user community, OGC launched the Communications and Outreach Program to:

OGC History (detailed)


By Lance McKee, Senior Staff Writer, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) 

David Schell, founder of the OGC, was at the top of the list of recipients of geospatial leadership awards at the Geospatial World Forum 2012, held 23-27 April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Forum organizers focused on his role in transforming the geospatial industry through a consensus standards process.

June 2006 OGC Planning Committee Meeting - Edinburg, Scotland

Thursday, 2006-06-29
Friday, 2006-06-30
EDINA Edinburgh University Edinburgh, Scotland Visit the EDINA site for Additional Information.

PLEASE NOTE: There are meeting fees associated with this meeting, however, due to increased Member Benefits, OGC Members now receive complimentary registrations for each meeting.

Lunches are not included in the meeting fees and must be paid for at registration. Lunches will be in the cantina on site are £7.00 (~12.50 USD) per day. Lunch Tickets will be issued based upon your registration selection. Lunch fees are non-refundable.

Membership LevelNumber of Complimentary Registrations
Associate 1
Technical 2
Principal 4
Strategic 6
OGC Members MUST login to the OGC Web Portal prior to going to the registration page in order to take advantage of these Complimentary Registrations.

The Registration will be open shortly.

If you are an OGC Member and do not have a OGC Portal Account, you may contact your official representatives to create your account.

Visit the EDINA site for Hotel Accomodations.
Local Information and Travel: 
Please visit the EDINA site for Local Information and Travel Resources.