Open Geospatial Consortium is a consortium of companies, universities and governments that have specified and agreed on a number of dataprotocols and formats in the spatial domain.

A cat-interop initiative sat together at Foss4g nottingham (2013) and Foss4g Portland (2014) to discuss better interopability in the spatial data sharing domain. This lead to a first initiative to set up a list of protocols and formats to be used in dataset metadata. The full list can be found here.

On these pages a summary on each of the spatial protocols & formats with links to the relevant documentation.



Compliance testing

OGC sponsors the development of validation tooling, CITE Team Engine, with which developers can make sure there software aligns with the standard. If the tests run fine, you can claim OGC compliance for your product.


OGC website