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Membership Level

Associate Membership:


Description: Associate membership options are available for:

  • Universities / Research Centers
  • Non-Governmental Organizations / Not for Profit
  • Commercial / National Government
  • Individuals - sole proprietors / independent contractors
Benefits:
  • Voting access to domain and standards working groups of the OGC Technical Committee
  • Non-voting participation in OGC Technical Committee proceedings
  • One free registration to each of the quarterly OGC Technical Committee meetings
  • Access to the OGC Member Portal for all interested employees of the organization.




 

GovFuture-Subnational Member:


Description: This level is for Regional, State, Provinces or similiar levels of Government.

Benefits:
  • GovFuture-Subnational Government membership levels offer agencies unique online resources and insight into global geospatial policy and technology developments.
  • This OGC membership offering focuses on the value of using standards rather than the process of creating standards.
  • GovFuture members have an opportunity to liaise with other levels of government and with suppliers and universities through OGC meetings and an online geospatial forum.
  • GovFuture members have access to OGC resources such as technical white papers, international best practice reports, webinars and online communities with peers.
  • Like all other OGC members, they have the opportunity to attend quarterly OGC meetings in different locations around the world, where they can meet face to face with others who are adopting standards-based approaches.

GovFuture-Local Member:


Description: This level is for Cities, Counties, Municipalities or similiar levels of Government.

Benefits:
  • GovFuture-Local Government membership levels offer agencies unique online resources and insight into global geospatial policy and technology developments.
  • This OGC membership offering focuses on the value of using standards rather than the process of creating standards.
  • GovFuture members have an opportunity to liaise with other levels of government and with suppliers and universities through OGC meetings and an online geospatial forum.
  • GovFuture members have access to OGC resources such as technical white papers, international best practice reports, webinars and online communities with peers.
  • Like all other OGC members, they have the opportunity to attend quarterly OGC meetings in different locations around the world, where they can meet face to face with others who are adopting standards-based approaches.

Technical Membership:


Description: This level is for Technical.

Benefits:
  • All the features and benefits of Associate membership, plus
  • Voting participation in the OGC Technical Committee on all standards and other matters brought before the Technical Committee for approval
  • Two free meeting registrations to each of the quarterly OGC Technical Committee meetings
  • Discounts on OGC compliance certification for their products

 

Principal Membership:


Description: This level is for Principal.

Benefits:
  • All the benefits of Technical Membership, plus:
  • Voting participation in the OGC Planning Committee
  • Four free meeting registrations for each of the quarterly OGC Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings
  • Substantial discounts on OGC compliance certification for their products
  • Up to 24 hours of OGC staff support each year for internal training and advice
  • With approval of the OGC president, a Principal member may, each year, assign 1 Associate and 2 Individual one-year memberships to universities, research organizations, commercial provider organizations or independent contractors that work under contract to the member in support of OGC related activities. These associate and individual members must become paying members after one year to continue their OGC involvement. The Principal member may assign memberships to different organizations at the beginning of each membership cycle.

 

Membership Representatives

For All Applicants

You will have one Technical Committee and one Business Representative. These can be the same individual, but you can only have one individual for each role. Later, you will be able to add additional personnel (these must be employees of the agencies, not contractors) from your organization and you can nominate one Alternate for each position.

Technical Committee Representative

The Technical Committee Representative is the member's representative to the TC, its working groups and subcommittees; is placed on the TC e-mail list; and receives TC-Member access to the OGC web site. If the member is a TC-Level Member or higher, the TC Represenative is Member's TC voting representative.




List Serves

The Technical Representative will be automatically added to the following lists:

  Technical Committee (TC) *
  OGC Newsletter

Business Representative

The Business Representative is the Member's contact for marketing and business-related issues; is placed on the TC e-mail list, receives TC-Member access to the OGC web site, and is the contact for Membership renewal.





List Serves

The Business Representative will be automatically added to the following lists:

  Technical Committee (TC) *
  OGC Newsletter

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Applicant Authorization Please Read

By signing below, the applicant acknowledges and agrees that, when signed and accepted by OGC, this agreement represents an on-going, binding contract between the parties and commits the applicant to (i) annual payment of such Membership fees as are determined for such year by the Board of Directors and (ii) compliance with all the terms and conditions of OGC's Bylaws and Intellectual Property Rights Policy (the applicant hereby acknowledging receipt of copies of these documents) and such other rules and policies as the Board of Directors and/or committees may from time to time adopt. The applicant certifies that it meets the conditions of Membership specified in the Bylaws. Membership fees are non-refundable and membership is non-transferable. OGC and the applicant each agree that the applicant's Membership will renew annually under the terms of this application upon payment of the fees for such year by the applicant within the time period from time to time specified by the Board of Directors for renewal without loss of Membership.

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