Workshop on Compliance by OGC

OGC Compliance

Standards play an important role in ensuring quality solutions for governments and businesses around the world. However did you know that when it comes to OGC standards you can request certified compliance for those solutions? An example where this used is the standards recommended by the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Standards Working Group in the United States, which includes standards developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The OGC has certified hundreds of products and maintains an online database with detailed information about the products that implement and comply with OGC standards.

The workshop will provide resources and tools that are required to understand the importance and verification of OGC Compliance. Topics include:

  • Benefits of acquiring OGC compliant products, as opposed to products that implement OGC standards but have not been certified as being OGC compliant
  • Guidance regarding language to use in specifying requirements for OGC compliant products in software acquisition (procurement) documents
  • Verification process to access that a product is compliant
  • Overview of the testing and compliance procedure
  • Testing community profiles


Dr. Luis Bermudez is the Executive Director of Compliance and E-Learning of the Open Geospatial Consortium, the world leader organization focused on developing open geospatial standards that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT.