Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is a "non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services". There are 350 academic, private, and government agencies participating in the standards body.

Released OGC standards are freely available. The participation model for the development of standards in OGC favors paid members, but includes opportunities for participation of non-member 'partners'. Access to pending standards is limited to the paid members and partners.