Sparx Systems has been the sponsor of the Academic Excellence in INSPIRE Award for the past three years, and this year Sparx Systems was also one of the sponsors of an additional recognition, the CEN/TC 287 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Inspire 2013, which is awarded to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The European Commission's 2007 INSPIRE Directive establishes an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe to support community environmental policies.
Academic Excellence in INSPIRE Award
"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.
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
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
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.
Yesterday, I bought a print of an old map: Virginiae Item et Floridae. This map was drawn in the early 1600s by Jodocus Hondius, an expert cartographer who produced it from several existing maps by experts. In the style of the time, this map was created by an elite cartographer for an elite group of users.
Mapping property ownership is one of the oldest uses of geospatial technology in human history, going back at least 4,500 years to Babylonian times. And today, every government invests significant resources in managing property ownership records with GIS.
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