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The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), is a member-driven, nonprofit, international, voluntary, consensus standards organization. The OGC, like the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is also termed a standardssetting organization (SSO). A consortium is a combination or group of organizations formed to undertake a common objective that is beyond the resources or capabilities of any single organization. The mission of the OGC is to serve as a global forum for the collaboration of developers and users of geospatial data products (content) and services and to advance the development of common standards that enable geospatial interoperability, the geospatial Web, and the integration of geospatial content and services into enterprise applications.

A consensus standards process must ...

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