Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization. Theyare leading the way in the development of standards for geographic content and services, sensor webs, and location services.

OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.