The OGC has an officially registered Uniform Resource Name (URN) as defined in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 5165 and as registered with IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). The OGC members have approved a set of policies and procedures for submitting URN proposals, reviewing such proposals, and providing the infrastructure for maintaining an OGC registry of resources, including URNs. These policies and procedures are set forth in the following “OGC Policy Directives,” available at: http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/policies/directives :
The OGC’s new Policy Directives for Writing and Publishing OGC Standards: TC Decisions (OGC 06-135r7) is also available at http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/policies/directives
The OGC Compliance Test Language version 0.6 - Best Practice (06-126r2) document is available at: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/bp.
The OGC is an international consortium of more than 385 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OpenGIS® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/.
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)
Sam Bacharach, +1-703-352-3938
Executive Director, Outreach