Advancing Toward Spatial Data Quality Assurance

  • Posted on: 19 August 2013
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Patrick Cunningham and Matthew Beare

"I didn't know it existed"; "I couldn't get access to it"; and "It's not compatible with my system" are barriers that are falling away as implementations of the OGC's web catalogue, map, feature and coverage service standards become widely used. Another barrier, "I don't trust it", remains.

Big Processing of Geospatial Data

Geospatial Data has always been Big Data. Now Big Data Analytics for geospatial data is available to allow users to analyze massive volumes of geospatial data. Petabyte archives for remotely sensed geodata were being planned in the 1980s, and growth has met expectations. Add to this the ever increasing volume and reliability of real time sensor observations, the need for high performance, big data analytics for modeling and simulation of geospatially enabled content is greater than ever. In the

Achieving maritime domain awareness through OGC standards

  • Posted on: 10 July 2013
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Robin Houtmeyers

One of the core benefits of adhering to open standards is the ability to exchange geospatial data in an open, interoperable manner. This ability is key when dealing with heterogeneous software components and architectures that need to communicate with each other. An example that is being investigated within the OGC's Geo4NIEM initiative is the achievement of Maritime Domain Awareness. Within this initiative, Luciad is using its OGC-compatible software components to demonstrate the

My Experience as the OGC's first Intern

  • Posted on: 3 July 2013
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Lingling Ge

As the first intern to work for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), I feel honored to share my intern experiences with this great organization.

From February to the present time, I have worked as a Marketing and Communications Intern in OGC. My internship will end in August. Most of my tasks are aimed to help promote OGC among target audiences and facilitate the communication between OGC and its respected members.

Report from the OGC Technical Committee in Abu Dhabi, UAE Ministry of Interior, UN GGIM

Earlier this year, the OGC held its first Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings in the Middle East. With patronage by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Minister of Interior, the meeting was hosted by the GIS Center for Security, Abu Dhabi Police, Ministry of Interior. We were honored to have good representation from OGC international members and guests, with many attendees from the UAE and other nations from the region representing industry, government, NGO and academic organizations.   During the week, 21 working