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Technical Committee

The OGC membership process is operationally organized into groups and subgroups, each group having a specified role and level of responsibility. There are three major groups, called Committees: The Technical, the Planning and the Strategic Management Advisory Committees.

The Technical Committee is responsible for all aspects of the formal consensus OGC specification process. This includes:

Planning Committee

The OGC Planning Committee is granted authority to operate by the OGC Bylaws. Principal Membership is provided for organizations that wish to participate in the planning and management of the Consortium's technology development process.

The Planning Committee has ultimate responsibility for approving Technical Committee recommendations for the adoption and release of OGC standards, and for Specification Program planning.

Strategic Member Advisory Committee

The Strategic Member Advisory Committee is conceived to be a permanent committee within the OGC organization, designed specifically to provide Strategic Members the opportunity to participate in the strategic planning processes of the Consortium, and to support Consortium operations aimed at achieving the corporation's mission as defined in the bylaws.

Domain Working Groups

Domain Working Groups (DWG or WG) provide a forum for discussion of key interoperability requirements and issues, discussion and review of implementation specifications, and presentations on key technology areas relevant to solving geospatial interoperability issues.


1. OGC KML 2.3 SWG

2. Purpose of this Standards Working Group

The purpose of this SWG is to develop a first minor revision (V2.3) to the OGC® KML 2.2 Implementation Standard (OGC 07-147r2) to accomodate known issues and extensions identified in formal OGC Change Request Proposals (CRPs) and tested through implementation experience. The SWG will also make corresponding revisions to the companion OGC® KML 2.2 Abstract Test Suite Implementaiton Standard (07-134r2).