Thanks to a very kind invitation from Vasu Kilaru (EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory), I attended the recent Air Sensors 2013 workshop at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). My presentation was about the use of OGC standards for Big Data in the context of Sensors. I participated in a breakout session led by Sherri Hunt (EPA Star Program) that focused on challenges for the next 5 years.
Hi everyone, or perhaps I should say g’day.
With my relocation from Australia to England now complete, I have been wondering what my first OGC blog should be about. The excellent discussion generated in the past couple of weeks by Chris Holmes’s comments (http://lists.opengeospatial.org/pipermail/requests/2013-February/000205....) on the OGC GeoPackage Standard seems a perfect way to start. And as you all get to know me you will learn I love a good robust discussion.
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.
(We are re-posting here Norman's recent post to the Cloudant Blog.)
Cloudant is pleased to announce that we have joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The OGC serves as forum to promote collaboration and development of geospatial standards for geospatial interoperability.
Our program of annual testbeds is headed into its tenth year! Time flies when you're having fun!
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.
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