Lance McKee's blog

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.

From reactive to preventative Health Care - a role for Open Map Standards

  • Posted on: 10 May 2013
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Eddie Oldfield

Over the past decade, health authorities have used geospatial technologies to help respond to influenza outbreaks, plan responses to public health risks of extreme weather conditions, implement breast cancer programs, track West Nile virus, and much more. Wider use of OGC standards by the health mapping community would make more data and processing resources discoverable, assessable and accessible. On May 31 the OGC will hold a free public webinar to review the charter for an OGC Health Domain Working Group.

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.

Carl Reed speaks at geospatial standards value workshop in Bahrain

  • Posted on: 17 October 2012
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Dr. Khalid Al-Haidan, Director of GIS Directorate of CITO, Kingdom of Bahrain

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.

First Nordic Forum Interoperability Day 2012 - a Success!

  • Posted on: 7 September 2012
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Jari Reini, National Land Survey of Finland

The first ever OGC Nordic Interoperability Day was organized by OGC Nordic Forum together with ULI Geoforum, Sweden's national association for geographic information and GIS [0]. The event took place last week in Stockholm, Sweden and it was a big success, with over 70 participants from the Nordic countries together with guests from abroad. The full day event included presentations from OGC staff and  Nordic OGC members focusing on how to achieve interoperability of Geographic Information systems, services and content using OGC standards.

Learning from CleanSeaNet

  • Posted on: 23 August 2012
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Gianluca Luraschi, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

A near-real-time maritime operational spatial data service for oil spill and vessel detection
 
In the last decade, national and international public organizations have set up various geospatial services to monitor and understand safety, security and environmental issues. The availability of observation data and information at the right moment and with the right quality is crucial for managing these issues.
 

OIEau in France: Spreading the word about OGC standards in the water world

  • Posted on: 21 August 2012
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Sylvain Grellet, Office International de l'Eau (OIEau)

Office International de l'Eau (OIEau) has been setting up open information systems and data exchange standards in water related domains for years. OIEau's main standardization activity is the support it provides to the French water community via the Sandre secretariat. OIEau teams support other initiatives such as Water Information System for Europe (WISE) and the INSPIRE data specification process. As an OGC member, OIEau is also involved in the Hydrology Domain Working Group, which is co-chaired by the OGC and the World Meteorology Organization's Commission on Hydrology.

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