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OWS-9 Demo a big attraction at Redlands TC Meeting

We had extremely strong attendance at the January 2013 OGC Technical Committee Meeting hosted by Esri in Redlands, CA. This was due in no small part to interest in the OGC Web Services Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed Demonstration and Exhibition. We’ve never had an OGC interoperability initiative that had so many sponsors, so much funding and such a rich harvest of technology components. OWS-9 sponsorship totaled $2.65 million USD and attracted participant in-kind contributions worth more than $5 million. 

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.

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