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
(We at OGC are reposting here a message posted to the Wikitude blog on Nov 15th 2012.)
This is a special message from Wikitude CTO Martin Lechner concerning the recent advancements in the standardization of augmented reality specifications.
In recent weeks I have been travelling a lot and today I want to share with you some of the experiences I had during my visit to the Croatian National SDI Conference in Zagreb and the final symposium of the EU funded OBSERVE project – both with a focus on Eastern Europe and the Balkan countries.
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.
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
Last week, on November 1 I was honored to be a panelist at Panel session no.4 in the Mini-series on "Ontology and Semantic Technology for the Earth Science Community". This panel was organized by ONTOLOG, one of the most well-known international ontology forums. There were about 45 virtual participants.
Under the patronage of Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Amer, President of the Central Informatics and Telecommunications Organization (CITO), CITO on behalf of the National GIS Steering Committee have conducted a Value Workshop in Collaboration with the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC), which was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain on September 18, 2012.
The Brazilian Army Geographic Service (DSG) has been dealing with geospatial interoperability issues for years. Brazil is the world's fifth largest country in area, with more than 8 million km². Its large size presents numerous challenges related to mapping and map maintenance. The existing geospatial data were produced by public and private companies, with distinct standards and procedures, in different periods. The integration of these data is the major challenge for the Brazilian Spatial Data Infrastructure (INDE), and the OGC
The Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium (OGRS) is a meeting dedicated to sharing knowledge, new solutions, methods, practices, ideas and trends in the field of geospatial information through the development and the use of free and open source software in both research and education. The second edition of the symposium, OGRS 2012, will take place from 24th to 26th October 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. In keynote talks, regular presentations, workshops, discussion groups and a poster session with short presentations, the