OGC Update Blog Archive

Two new GeoConnections Videos!

  • Posted on: 29 November 2012
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David Harper, Director of GeoConnections at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

The GeoConnections Program invites you to learn more about the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) by watching two videos available on the GeoConnections Website:

"CGDI in Action" describes, in plain language, the infrastructure developed by GeoConnections, a program led by Natural Resources Canada.

First steps in the development of an international standard for 4D archaeological data

  • Posted on: 28 November 2012
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Berdien De Roo, PhD student, Ghent University

May 24-25, 2012: An old cloister in the historical heart of Ghent (Belgium) formed the décor of the first workshop on the development of an international standard for 4D archaeological data. The workshop was organized by the Department of Geography of Ghent University in collaboration with the CReSTIC of the University of Reims. The goal of the workshop was to reflect on and discuss the possibility of developing a comprehensive international standard which would facilitate the exchange and

OGC/EuroSDR/Geonovum workshop ‘CityGML for national mapping’

  • Posted on: 15 November 2012
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Jantien Stoter, affiliated with TU Delft, Kadaster and Geonovum in The Netherlands & Chair of EuroSDR commission Data Specifications, and Carsten Rönsdorf, Head of Advisory Services, Ordnance Survey International and Chair of OGC CityGML Specification Wor

OGC, EuroSDR and Geonovum have organised a workshop on CityGML for national mapping, which will be held 21/22 January 2013 at IGN in Paris. The aim of the workshop is to present implementations of the OGC CityGML Encoding Standard, an open data model and XML-based format for the storage and exchange of virtual 3D city models. Workshop participants will also explore what is needed to make the standard further fit for 3D implementation covering large areas and various application domains.

We thank our South Korean hosts for our recent successful meetings in Seoul

Recently, the OGC convened its 82nd Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings in Seoul, South Korea.  These meetings were hosted by an OGC member, the Ministry of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs, and were held in conjunction with the annual Smart Geospatial Expo at the magnificent COEX center.  This merger of events afforded OGC members from over 71 organizations worldwide opportunities to participate in OGC committee and working group meetings, as well as to interact with hundreds of attendees of the Smart Geospatial Expo. This was also an opportunity for OGC