OGC innovations, standards, and thought leadership are truly global. In order to better support the different regions that use OGC standards, the Consortium encourages the creation of regional and national forums , that address the particular needs and requirements of the respective regions/ countries.
The India Forum was chartered in 2009, to provide government, academic, research and industry organizations in India with opportunities to learn about and discuss issues related to OGC’s Innovation Program and Tech Trends activity. The Forum seeks to promote Innovation and create synergy between the various producers and users of geographic information as well as products and services , in India and global markets served by Indian companies . The Forum also provides a way for Indian organizations to coordinate their efforts to ensure that Indian requirements are addressed by OGC standards / innovation programs.
The Forum meets periodically, though since the onset of the pandemic the meetings have been virtual.