World Ozone & Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre provides data discovery and access through interfaces implementing OGC standards

  • Posted on: 9 June 2015
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Tom Kralidis, Data Management, Meteorological Service of Canada

The World Ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) is one of six World Data Centres which are part of the Global Atmosphere Watch programme of the World Meteorological Organization.

WOUDC Data Search

A letter about Point Cloud & LiDAR

For the past few months there have been discussions across a range of geospatial organizations about Point Cloud data, and in particular, LiDAR.

Last week the OSGeo Board put forward an Open Letter to OGC, ASPRS and ESRI. The letter can be found here

Below is the response from the OGC sent to the OSGeo Board.

Information Sharing and Safeguarding – Collaboration is the Key

When it comes to advancing information sharing and interoperability within and between organizations, jurisdictions, and geographies, collaboration across the public and private sectors is relied upon to help provide answers through a combination of technology, best practices and standards. Professional associations and standards development organizations (SDOs) are continually finding ways to reach across their mission boundaries to drive coordinated outcomes that benefit users nationally and internationally.  While the alliance

Spread the word about OGC at World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGCC 2015)!

The World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC 2015) is an annual international conference organized by 3sNews Media. The conference, now in its 3rd year, is expected to bring together over 6000 attendees in the National Convention Center in Beijing, June 10-11, 2015. The theme of this year's WGDC conference is "Building a new Geo-ecosystem".

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Linked data versus geospatial semantics: Where do you stand?

  • Posted on: 1 May 2015
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Linda van den Brink, Geonovum

The other day at the Geonovum office we were discussing whether Linked Data is over-hyped. According to some of us, it is, although none of us knew where exactly it is in the hype cycle. In any case, we agreed that it is growing in popularity a lot, at least in Europe. In the Netherlands we have a community called the Platform Linked Data Nederland (450 members from private, public and scientific organizations). This community is

OGC’s IMIS IoT Pilot shows how diverse sensor systems can communicate ad hoc now in emergencies and disasters

Rapid integration of information from diverse information sources plays a key role in responding to emergencies and disasters. The number of sources grows rapidly with the growing number of cell phones and other mobile devices, and also with the growing number of different types of sensors. Cell phones and other mobile devices all have sensors such as temperature, accelerometers, GPS, compass and wireless signal sensors that can be useful during crises. Also, more and more municipalities, businesses and homeowners