The OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) is an international not for profit organization committed to making quality open standards for the global geospatial community.
The goal of the Canada Forum is to better serve Canadian needs for geospatial data and services. The Forum is an informal organisation open to all Canadian Organisations (including non-OGC members) and international OGC members conducting business or research in Canada. Example organisations include, but are not limited to Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal governments, Indigenous Organisations, Academia, and Industry.
The Canada Forum will provide a platform for all stakeholders to increase collaboration with a focus on Canada’s requirements for sharing geospatial data and information, capacity building, innovation, outreach, industry business development, and others. The forum is also intended to provide a venue for the community to improve the level of Canadian influence in the OGC geospatial standards process and related standards partners (e.g. ISO, IHO, GEO, UN-GGIM, W3C, CGSB).